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 Pap Smear in Past 3 Years and No Hysterectomy
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 18+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-15
Increase the proportion of women who receive a cervical cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 93.0%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 71.7 (71.3, 72.2) 128,565
Arizona No 61.2 (59.0, 63.4) 3,121
Washington No 61.7 (60.2, 63.2) 4,079
Arkansas No 62.2 (58.9, 65.3) 1,616
Idaho No 63.7 (60.3, 67.0) 1,114
Vermont No 66.7 (64.4, 68.9) 2,120
Indiana No 66.8 (64.6, 69.0) 2,549
Wyoming No 66.8 (62.8, 70.5) 961
Utah No 67.2 (65.1, 69.3) 2,507
New Hampshire No 67.3 (64.9, 69.7) 1,964
Nevada No 68.4 (64.8, 71.7) 1,035
North Dakota No 68.9 (65.9, 71.7) 1,351
Oregon No 69.0 (66.5, 71.5) 1,297
Nebraska No 69.2 (67.2, 71.2) 3,771
New Mexico No 69.4 (66.4, 72.2) 1,487
Maine No 70.1 (67.7, 72.4) 2,724
Pennsylvania No 70.1 (67.6, 72.5) 1,937
Missouri No 70.3 (67.4, 73.0) 1,608
Rhode Island No 70.3 (67.8, 72.7) 2,028
Montana No 70.4 (67.3, 73.3) 1,378
Texas No 70.7 (67.7, 73.4) 2,798
South Dakota No 70.9 (67.2, 74.4) 1,519
Kansas No 71.1 (69.2, 73.0) 2,838
Florida No 71.2 (69.5, 72.8) 8,849
Alaska No 71.9 (67.5, 75.9) 759
Maryland No 71.9 (70.4, 73.4) 6,707
Minnesota No 71.9 (70.5, 73.4) 4,564
Kentucky No 72.0 (69.7, 74.2) 2,788
Iowa No 72.2 (69.8, 74.5) 1,900
Connecticut No 72.3 (70.6, 74.0) 4,010
Tennessee No 72.3 (69.3, 75.1) 1,493
Georgia No 72.4 (69.4, 75.1) 1,349
Michigan No 72.7 (70.9, 74.4) 3,329
South Carolina No 72.7 (70.5, 74.7) 2,730
Hawaii No 73.0 (70.8, 75.2) 2,363
California No 73.1 (71.3, 74.9) 3,088
Delaware No 73.2 (69.6, 76.6) 1,167
Illinois No 73.2 (70.7, 75.7) 1,360
Oklahoma No 73.2 (70.7, 75.6) 1,585
Colorado No 73.3 (71.6, 75.0) 3,568
West Virginia No 73.3 (71.2, 75.3) 1,944
Puerto Rico No 73.6 (71.1, 75.9) 1,927
Alabama No 73.7 (71.1, 76.1) 1,736
Wisconsin No 73.8 (70.9, 76.6) 1,399
Massachusetts No 74.0 (71.7, 76.2) 2,421
New York No 74.2 (72.6, 75.8) 9,732
Louisiana No 74.3 (70.5, 77.7) 1,203
Ohio No 74.3 (72.2, 76.3) 3,222
New Jersey No 74.8 (72.2, 77.3) 2,405
Virginia No 75.5 (73.4, 77.5) 2,601
Mississippi No 76.6 (73.8, 79.3) 1,327
North Carolina No 76.9 (74.7, 79.0) 1,792
District of Columbia No 77.5 (74.4, 80.3) 1,372
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/20/2019 4:24 am.

1 n/a - Due to a difference in the age group populations for the Healthy People 2020 Objective for pap (ages 21-65) and the screening data (ages 18+), 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.

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

Note: Healthy People 2020 Objectives are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population while these estimates are not age-adjusted.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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