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 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 77.9 N/A
Alaska No 69.17 (64.76, 73.58) 657
Utah No 70.47 (68.35, 72.59) 1,985
Idaho No 71.18 (67.87, 74.49) 1,018
Illinois No 71.61 (67.49, 75.73) 776
Wyoming No 72.37 (68.43, 76.31) 638
Oklahoma No 72.86 (69.74, 75.98) 855
Washington No 72.89 (70.91, 74.87) 2,387
Vermont No 74.98 (71.96, 78.00) 1,352
Arizona No 75.04 (72.73, 77.35) 1,798
Montana No 75.05 (72.33, 77.77) 1,113
New Mexico No 75.37 (72.12, 78.62) 1,270
Texas No 75.44 (72.50, 78.38) 2,112
Colorado No 75.52 (73.58, 77.46) 2,007
North Dakota No 75.98 (72.12, 79.84) 715
Indiana No 76.04 (73.77, 78.31) 1,571
Arkansas No 76.06 (72.32, 79.80) 699
Nevada No 76.24 (71.75, 80.73) 471
Hawaii No 76.65 (74.24, 79.06) 1,728
Georgia No 77.11 (74.05, 80.17) 1,646
Florida No 77.22 (73.69, 80.75) 1,815
Minnesota No 77.25 (75.74, 78.76) 3,376
Delaware No 77.44 (73.95, 80.93) 866
Ohio No 77.49 (75.49, 79.49) 2,765
Iowa No 77.53 (75.49, 79.57) 1,829
Kansas No 77.58 (75.50, 79.66) 1,894
Massachusetts No 77.86 (75.23, 80.49) 1,730
Tennessee No 77.89 (74.62, 81.16) 931
Nebraska No 77.90 (75.86, 79.94) 2,654
Missouri No 78.00 (75.79, 80.21) 1,754
South Carolina No 78.12 (74.85, 81.39) 751
Oregon No 78.20 (75.77, 80.63) 1,154
Louisiana No 78.22 (74.85, 81.59) 853
California No 78.47 (75.61, 81.33) 1,109
Pennsylvania No 78.47 (75.63, 81.31) 1,158
New Hampshire No 78.48 (75.70, 81.26) 1,181
Wisconsin No 78.58 (75.54, 81.62) 987
West Virginia No 79.14 (76.67, 81.61) 1,151
Rhode Island No 79.28 (76.01, 82.55) 1,275
Michigan No 79.40 (77.11, 81.69) 1,489
Maryland No 79.50 (77.64, 81.36) 2,915
Puerto Rico No 79.52 (77.09, 81.95) 1,449
District of Columbia No 79.70 (76.25, 83.15) 817
New Jersey No 79.72 (77.86, 81.58) 2,625
Alabama No 79.86 (77.04, 82.68) 1,049
Virginia No 79.91 (77.58, 82.24) 1,928
New York No 79.94 (78.23, 81.65) 3,434
Maine No 80.09 (77.82, 82.36) 1,959
South Dakota No 80.69 (76.91, 84.47) 1,297
Kentucky No 80.75 (77.75, 83.75) 762
North Carolina No 81.76 (79.43, 84.09) 1,333
Mississippi No 82.39 (80.04, 84.74) 1,256
Connecticut No 82.42 (79.95, 84.89) 2,126
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/25/2022 10:30 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 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.

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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