Screening and Risk Factors Table

New: County level modeled estimates for breast or cervical screening, smoking, and colorectal screening.
  • How do you find them?

    These estimates are only available for

    • Mammogram in Past 2 Years, Age 40+
    • Pap Smear in Past 3 Years, No Hysterectomy, Ages 18+
    • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in Past 2 Years, Ages 50+
    • Ever Had Colorectal Endoscopy (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy), Ages 50+
    • Ever Had Colorectal Cancer Test (home-based FOBT in the past two years or ever had a colorectal endoscopy), Ages 50+
    • Smokers (current or ever), Age 18+

    Select one of those statistics in the Screening and Risk Factors drop-down, and then you can choose County-Level Modeled Estimates in the Data Type drop-down when you choose Counties for a specific state (e.g., Alabama Counties) in the Area drop-down.

    For more about what these estimates are, see the Data Type Explanation.

  • Why are they different?

    One difference is that the direct estimate is from data collected in one year, while the modeled estimate relies on pooled data from 2008 through 2010.

    Another difference is that the modeled estimates use data from BRFSS as well as another survey (NHIS) that has a smaller but more representative sample, in that NHIS includes people without phones or with only cell phones. The national cancer screening prevalence estimates based on the BRFSS was sometimes substantially larger than the NHIS estimates for the same time period1. For similar time periods, the modeled estimates may be closer to the true value.

    See the Data Type Explanation.

    The model uses multiple years (2008-2010) to provide reasonable sample sizes (mainly for estimates at the county level), and needs at least two years of data from each survey. For the screening questions, data actually came from year 2008 and 2010. For smoking, data came from each year of 2008 to 2010.

    1 Davis WW, Parsons VL, Xie D, Schenker N, Town M, Raghunathan TE, Feuer EJ. State-based estimates of mammography screening rates based on information from two health surveys. Public Health Rep 2010 Jul-Aug;125(4):567-578. [Access article]

Data Options

Screening and Risk Factors Report by State
(Directly Estimated 2020 BRFSS Data)

Had a Mammogram in Past 2 Years
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 40+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: n/a

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met Objective?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 71.5 N/A
Alaska n/a1 61.34 (57.18, 65.50) 785
Wyoming n/a1 62.18 (59.16, 65.20) 1,321
Utah n/a1 63.40 (61.32, 65.48) 2,284
Idaho n/a1 64.49 (61.53, 67.45) 1,322
Colorado n/a1 64.91 (62.95, 66.87) 2,280
New Mexico n/a1 65.25 (62.47, 68.03) 1,906
Montana n/a1 65.55 (63.12, 67.98) 1,581
California n/a1 66.24 (62.77, 69.71) 991
Oklahoma n/a1 66.67 (64.06, 69.28) 1,310
Vermont n/a1 66.68 (64.19, 69.17) 1,942
Washington n/a1 66.75 (64.91, 68.59) 3,290
Indiana n/a1 67.05 (65.09, 69.01) 2,263
Arizona n/a1 67.89 (65.69, 70.09) 2,556
Kansas n/a1 68.14 (66.34, 69.94) 2,870
Texas n/a1 68.16 (65.04, 71.28) 2,489
Nebraska n/a1 68.46 (66.68, 70.24) 3,964
Mississippi n/a1 69.26 (67.03, 71.49) 2,095
Arkansas n/a1 69.44 (66.87, 72.01) 1,642
Nevada n/a1 69.63 (65.40, 73.86) 600
Missouri n/a1 69.83 (67.79, 71.87) 2,589
Kentucky n/a1 70.46 (67.54, 73.38) 1,066
Oregon n/a1 70.56 (68.11, 73.01) 1,411
Ohio n/a1 70.64 (68.88, 72.40) 3,919
Georgia n/a1 70.72 (68.13, 73.31) 2,535
New Jersey n/a1 71.39 (69.33, 73.45) 2,701
District of Columbia n/a1 71.49 (68.18, 74.80) 936
New Hampshire n/a1 71.61 (69.28, 73.94) 2,013
Minnesota n/a1 71.77 (70.32, 73.22) 4,092
Illinois n/a1 71.83 (68.30, 75.36) 1,027
Tennessee n/a1 71.98 (69.04, 74.92) 1,201
Puerto Rico n/a1 72.18 (67.65, 76.71) 1,551
Alabama n/a1 72.36 (69.91, 74.81) 1,721
West Virginia n/a1 72.44 (70.30, 74.58) 1,950
Michigan n/a1 72.65 (70.53, 74.77) 2,207
Pennsylvania n/a1 72.68 (69.74, 75.62) 1,338
Delaware n/a1 73.23 (70.11, 76.35) 1,095
Florida n/a1 73.27 (70.57, 75.97) 3,326
Wisconsin n/a1 73.34 (70.54, 76.14) 1,446
North Dakota n/a1 73.89 (71.20, 76.58) 1,368
South Carolina n/a1 73.94 (71.06, 76.82) 1,229
South Dakota n/a1 74.20 (70.89, 77.51) 2,200
North Carolina n/a1 74.23 (71.86, 76.60) 1,642
Maryland n/a1 74.32 (72.65, 75.99) 3,803
Virginia n/a1 74.88 (72.90, 76.86) 2,856
Iowa n/a1 74.90 (73.21, 76.59) 2,628
New York n/a1 75.20 (73.53, 76.87) 4,009
Maine n/a1 75.86 (74.08, 77.64) 3,819
Massachusetts n/a1 77.48 (75.19, 79.77) 2,141
Connecticut n/a1 77.55 (75.26, 79.84) 2,699
Rhode Island n/a1 77.86 (75.19, 80.53) 1,781
Hawaii n/a1 78.07 (75.95, 80.19) 2,232
Louisiana n/a1 78.49 (76.02, 80.96) 1,371
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/25/2022 10:47 pm.

1 n/a - Due to a difference in the age group populations for the Healthy People 2020 Objective for mammography (ages 50-74) and the screening data (ages 40+), the Healthy People 2020 Objective is not shown.
2 2020 BRFSS Survey Data is the source for this data collected by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data for the US is a median and not a percent.

BRFSS Prevalence estimates presented here may vary from other published estimates due to differences in the methodology used to generate estimates.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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