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, Ages 40+
    • Mammogram in Past 2 Years, Ages 50-75
    • Pap Smear in Past 3 Years, No Hysterectomy, Ages 18+
    • Had Colonoscopy in Past 10 Years, Ages 50-75
    • Guidance Sufficient CRC, Ages 50-75
    • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT), Ages 50-75
    • Smokers (current), Age 18+
    • Percent of Daily Smokers Who Stopped Smoking for 1 day or Longer in the Past 12 Months, Age 18+
    • Former Smoking Prevalence, Age 18+
    • Former Smoking Prevalence who Quit 1 Year, Age 18+
    • Percent of Workers in Non-Smoking Environments (All People)

    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 2017 through 2019 or 2018 through 2019.

    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 period. 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 2022 BRFSS Data)

Ever Had Colorectal Endoscopy (Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States 75.5 N/A
Puerto Rico 61.2 (58.8, 63.5) 2,019
California 66.7 (64.7, 68.7) 3,585
New Mexico 69.8 (67.5, 72.1) 2,271
Nevada 70.1 (66.9, 73.2) 1,400
Texas 70.1 (68.2, 72.1) 5,474
Oklahoma 70.3 (68.4, 72.2) 2,384
Wyoming 71.1 (69.1, 73.1) 2,016
Alaska 72.3 (70.1, 74.6) 2,481
Arkansas 72.6 (70.7, 74.5) 2,502
Arizona 73.1 (71.3, 75.0) 4,840
Hawaii 73.2 (71.1, 75.2) 3,472
Montana 73.3 (71.6, 75.0) 3,403
Nebraska 73.4 (71.8, 75.1) 3,482
Kentucky 73.6 (70.9, 76.3) 1,741
Idaho 73.7 (71.9, 75.4) 2,604
Oregon 73.8 (71.7, 75.9) 2,334
South Dakota 73.8 (69.8, 77.8) 3,464
Tennessee 74.0 (71.8, 76.2) 2,333
Georgia 74.3 (72.5, 76.2) 4,409
Missouri 74.6 (72.8, 76.4) 3,282
New Jersey 74.7 (72.6, 76.8) 3,241
Illinois 74.8 (72.4, 77.2) 1,424
Mississippi 75.0 (72.5, 77.5) 1,646
Pennsylvania 75.2 (72.5, 77.9) 1,874
Washington 75.4 (74.5, 76.4) 12,270
North Dakota 75.5 (73.5, 77.5) 2,003
West Virginia 75.5 (73.8, 77.3) 2,539
Alabama 75.7 (73.3, 78.0) 2,392
Kansas 76.0 (74.6, 77.5) 5,399
Ohio 76.1 (74.8, 77.4) 7,602
Florida 76.4 (74.3, 78.4) 6,900
Iowa 76.4 (74.9, 77.9) 4,043
Colorado 76.5 (74.9, 78.0) 3,621
New York 76.6 (75.2, 78.1) 7,840
Louisiana 76.8 (74.9, 78.7) 2,684
Indiana 77.1 (75.7, 78.4) 4,809
Virginia 78.3 (76.7, 79.8) 5,336
Minnesota 78.4 (77.2, 79.5) 7,676
Utah 78.8 (77.2, 80.4) 3,776
Wisconsin 78.8 (77.5, 80.2) 5,778
Delaware 79.0 (76.8, 81.2) 1,952
Maryland 79.0 (77.7, 80.3) 8,026
Michigan 79.2 (77.8, 80.5) 5,201
District of Columbia 79.4 (76.7, 82.2) 1,367
Maine 79.7 (78.4, 81.1) 5,998
South Carolina 79.7 (78.4, 81.1) 5,342
New Hampshire 80.0 (78.4, 81.6) 4,203
Vermont 80.0 (78.3, 81.6) 4,673
North Carolina 80.2 (78.0, 82.4) 1,867
Massachusetts 80.7 (79.2, 82.2) 4,664
Connecticut 81.0 (79.3, 82.7) 4,612
Rhode Island 81.4 (79.6, 83.3) 3,082
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 02/24/2024 7:42 am.

2 2022 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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