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)

Pap Test in Past 3 Years, No Hysterectomy
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 21-65
Healthy People 2030 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 77.9 N/A
Alaska n/a1 69.17 (64.76, 73.58) 657
Utah n/a1 70.47 (68.35, 72.59) 1,985
Idaho n/a1 71.18 (67.87, 74.49) 1,018
Illinois n/a1 71.61 (67.49, 75.73) 776
Wyoming n/a1 72.37 (68.43, 76.31) 638
Oklahoma n/a1 72.86 (69.74, 75.98) 855
Washington n/a1 72.89 (70.91, 74.87) 2,387
Vermont n/a1 74.98 (71.96, 78.00) 1,352
Arizona n/a1 75.04 (72.73, 77.35) 1,798
Montana n/a1 75.05 (72.33, 77.77) 1,113
New Mexico n/a1 75.37 (72.12, 78.62) 1,270
Texas n/a1 75.44 (72.50, 78.38) 2,112
Colorado n/a1 75.52 (73.58, 77.46) 2,007
North Dakota n/a1 75.98 (72.12, 79.84) 715
Indiana n/a1 76.04 (73.77, 78.31) 1,571
Arkansas n/a1 76.06 (72.32, 79.80) 699
Nevada n/a1 76.24 (71.75, 80.73) 471
Hawaii n/a1 76.65 (74.24, 79.06) 1,728
Georgia n/a1 77.11 (74.05, 80.17) 1,646
Florida n/a1 77.22 (73.69, 80.75) 1,815
Minnesota n/a1 77.25 (75.74, 78.76) 3,376
Delaware n/a1 77.44 (73.95, 80.93) 866
Ohio n/a1 77.49 (75.49, 79.49) 2,765
Iowa n/a1 77.53 (75.49, 79.57) 1,829
Kansas n/a1 77.58 (75.50, 79.66) 1,894
Massachusetts n/a1 77.86 (75.23, 80.49) 1,730
Tennessee n/a1 77.89 (74.62, 81.16) 931
Nebraska n/a1 77.90 (75.86, 79.94) 2,654
Missouri n/a1 78.00 (75.79, 80.21) 1,754
South Carolina n/a1 78.12 (74.85, 81.39) 751
Oregon n/a1 78.20 (75.77, 80.63) 1,154
Louisiana n/a1 78.22 (74.85, 81.59) 853
California n/a1 78.47 (75.61, 81.33) 1,109
Pennsylvania n/a1 78.47 (75.63, 81.31) 1,158
New Hampshire n/a1 78.48 (75.70, 81.26) 1,181
Wisconsin n/a1 78.58 (75.54, 81.62) 987
West Virginia n/a1 79.14 (76.67, 81.61) 1,151
Rhode Island n/a1 79.28 (76.01, 82.55) 1,275
Michigan n/a1 79.40 (77.11, 81.69) 1,489
Maryland n/a1 79.50 (77.64, 81.36) 2,915
Puerto Rico n/a1 79.52 (77.09, 81.95) 1,449
District of Columbia n/a1 79.70 (76.25, 83.15) 817
New Jersey n/a1 79.72 (77.86, 81.58) 2,625
Alabama n/a1 79.86 (77.04, 82.68) 1,049
Virginia n/a1 79.91 (77.58, 82.24) 1,928
New York n/a1 79.94 (78.23, 81.65) 3,434
Maine n/a1 80.09 (77.82, 82.36) 1,959
South Dakota n/a1 80.69 (76.91, 84.47) 1,297
Kentucky n/a1 80.75 (77.75, 83.75) 762
North Carolina n/a1 81.76 (79.43, 84.09) 1,333
Mississippi n/a1 82.39 (80.04, 84.74) 1,256
Connecticut n/a1 82.42 (79.95, 84.89) 2,126
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 02/09/2023 1:55 am.

1 n/a - There is not a specific Healthy People 2020 Objective for this data item.
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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