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 2016 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 ascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 72.5 N/A
Rhode Island n/a1 80.85 (78.83, 82.87) 2,060
Massachusetts n/a1 80.59 (78.55, 82.63) 2,493
Puerto Rico n/a1 80.09 (77.86, 82.32) 2,183
Connecticut n/a1 79.94 (78.49, 81.39) 4,059
Delaware n/a1 78.27 (75.55, 80.99) 1,300
Florida n/a1 76.88 (75.41, 78.35) 11,791
New Hampshire n/a1 76.86 (74.80, 78.92) 2,200
Maryland n/a1 76.71 (75.28, 78.14) 6,375
Hawaii n/a1 76.62 (74.42, 78.82) 2,374
Virginia n/a1 75.91 (73.93, 77.89) 2,934
Maine n/a1 75.80 (74.02, 77.58) 3,480
Minnesota n/a1 75.74 (74.47, 77.01) 4,980
Wisconsin n/a1 75.67 (73.18, 78.16) 1,588
New Jersey n/a1 74.94 (72.43, 77.45) 2,491
South Dakota n/a1 74.87 (71.93, 77.81) 1,942
District of Columbia n/a1 74.75 (71.95, 77.55) 1,175
North Carolina n/a1 74.65 (72.49, 76.81) 1,857
California n/a1 74.34 (72.38, 76.30) 2,703
Michigan n/a1 73.98 (72.41, 75.55) 3,763
New York n/a1 73.93 (72.24, 75.62) 10,250
Georgia n/a1 73.88 (71.41, 76.35) 1,797
Ohio n/a1 73.69 (71.91, 75.47) 4,277
Louisiana n/a1 73.16 (70.34, 75.98) 1,895
Kentucky n/a1 72.87 (70.83, 74.91) 3,499
Alabama n/a1 72.73 (70.65, 74.81) 2,275
West Virginia n/a1 72.51 (70.65, 74.37) 2,204
Illinois n/a1 72.46 (69.99, 74.93) 1,381
Iowa n/a1 72.23 (70.13, 74.33) 2,272
Vermont n/a1 71.78 (69.51, 74.05) 2,052
North Dakota n/a1 71.41 (69.16, 73.66) 1,786
South Carolina n/a1 71.32 (69.50, 73.14) 3,795
Tennessee n/a1 71.06 (68.47, 73.65) 1,917
Pennsylvania n/a1 70.52 (68.11, 72.93) 1,926
Missouri n/a1 70.18 (67.65, 72.71) 2,239
Kansas n/a1 70.02 (68.39, 71.65) 3,555
Oklahoma n/a1 69.61 (67.47, 71.75) 2,212
Washington n/a1 69.17 (67.58, 70.76) 4,165
Arizona n/a1 68.45 (66.27, 70.63) 3,691
Colorado n/a1 68.32 (66.77, 69.87) 4,036
Arkansas n/a1 67.97 (64.93, 71.01) 1,887
Mississippi n/a1 67.57 (65.00, 70.14) 1,633
Indiana n/a1 67.33 (65.57, 69.09) 3,524
Nebraska n/a1 67.19 (65.41, 68.97) 4,258
Oregon n/a1 67.08 (64.65, 69.51) 1,428
Utah n/a1 67.08 (65.02, 69.14) 2,647
Nevada n/a1 67.02 (63.57, 70.47) 1,168
Montana n/a1 66.70 (63.98, 69.42) 1,751
Texas n/a1 66.45 (63.53, 69.37) 3,657
New Mexico n/a1 63.41 (60.78, 66.04) 1,660
Alaska n/a1 62.72 (58.02, 67.42) 688
Wyoming n/a1 61.05 (57.97, 64.13) 1,359
Idaho n/a1 59.67 (56.75, 62.59) 1,434
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/22/2019 2:35 am.

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 2016 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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