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 2018 BRFSS Data)

Pap Test in Past 3 Years, No Hysterectomy
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 21-65
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 80.2 N/A
Idaho No 70.67 (66.59, 74.75) 547
Utah No 72.65 (70.61, 74.69) 2,182
South Dakota No 75.27 (70.86, 79.68) 1,365
Washington No 76.38 (74.44, 78.32) 2,479
Alaska No 76.50 (72.21, 80.79) 551
Oklahoma No 76.52 (73.64, 79.40) 928
Colorado No 76.77 (74.63, 78.91) 1,661
Montana No 76.78 (73.47, 80.09) 928
New Mexico No 77.05 (74.40, 79.70) 1,296
Texas No 77.28 (74.16, 80.40) 2,107
Vermont No 77.46 (74.64, 80.28) 1,424
Wyoming No 77.50 (74.29, 80.71) 754
Pennsylvania No 77.98 (75.24, 80.72) 1,384
New Jersey No 78.10 (73.47, 82.73) 735
Arizona No 78.13 (75.23, 81.03) 1,469
Nevada No 78.52 (74.36, 82.68) 621
Oregon No 78.66 (76.27, 81.05) 1,315
North Dakota No 78.73 (75.32, 82.14) 873
Kansas No 78.74 (76.70, 80.78) 1,953
California No 78.98 (77.06, 80.90) 2,714
Ohio No 79.31 (77.17, 81.45) 2,596
Puerto Rico No 79.32 (76.97, 81.67) 1,372
Illinois No 79.44 (76.99, 81.89) 1,214
Florida No 79.81 (77.38, 82.24) 2,781
Missouri No 79.98 (77.00, 82.96) 1,105
West Virginia No 80.04 (77.32, 82.76) 996
Kentucky No 80.23 (77.68, 82.78) 1,710
Arkansas No 80.24 (77.12, 83.36) 796
New York No 80.51 (79.00, 82.02) 8,112
Indiana No 80.63 (78.34, 82.92) 1,391
Alabama No 80.65 (77.83, 83.47) 1,259
Iowa No 80.86 (78.90, 82.82) 1,907
Nebraska No 81.02 (79.12, 82.92) 2,859
District of Columbia No 81.27 (78.19, 84.35) 986
South Carolina No 81.36 (79.30, 83.42) 1,953
Maryland No 81.55 (79.79, 83.31) 3,678
Tennessee No 81.83 (78.91, 84.75) 1,048
Georgia No 82.11 (80.27, 83.95) 1,968
North Carolina No 82.24 (79.67, 84.81) 1,079
Maine No 82.69 (80.42, 84.96) 2,063
Minnesota No 82.78 (81.47, 84.09) 3,866
Hawaii No 82.80 (80.64, 84.96) 1,815
Delaware No 82.87 (80.05, 85.69) 1,145
Mississippi No 83.02 (80.67, 85.37) 1,236
Massachusetts No 83.15 (80.97, 85.33) 1,601
Rhode Island No 83.26 (80.56, 85.96) 1,309
New Hampshire No 83.60 (81.09, 86.11) 1,224
Michigan No 83.80 (82.06, 85.54) 2,285
Wisconsin No 84.00 (81.43, 86.57) 1,001
Connecticut No 84.11 (82.21, 86.01) 2,486
Virginia No 84.19 (82.29, 86.09) 2,406
Louisiana No 85.36 (82.77, 87.95) 1,118
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/26/2021 4:03 pm.

1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives are managed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2 2018 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.

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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