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)

Ever Had Colorectal Endoscopy (Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: n/a

Sorted by Name
State
 sort alphabetically by name descending
Met Objective?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent ascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 69.8 (69.5, 70.2) 218,357
Alabama n/a1 71.7 (69.9, 73.4) 3,053
Alaska n/a1 69.8 (66.0, 73.3) 1,237
Arizona n/a1 67.6 (65.9, 69.4) 5,655
Arkansas n/a1 68.4 (65.9, 70.8) 2,760
California n/a1 66.6 (64.8, 68.4) 3,522
Colorado n/a1 70.2 (69.0, 71.5) 6,481
Connecticut n/a1 76.9 (75.6, 78.2) 5,980
Delaware n/a1 75.7 (73.4, 77.9) 1,911
District of Columbia n/a1 70.0 (67.6, 72.4) 1,572
Florida n/a1 69.2 (67.7, 70.6) 16,997
Georgia n/a1 65.3 (63.1, 67.5) 2,305
Hawaii n/a1 69.5 (67.6, 71.3) 3,457
Idaho n/a1 68.9 (66.6, 71.1) 2,397
Illinois n/a1 68.5 (66.2, 70.6) 1,987
Indiana n/a1 67.4 (65.9, 68.8) 5,332
Iowa n/a1 72.4 (70.8, 74.0) 3,499
Kansas n/a1 71.8 (70.5, 73.0) 5,466
Kentucky n/a1 72.2 (70.5, 73.9) 4,689
Louisiana n/a1 66.7 (64.2, 69.0) 2,415
Maine n/a1 78.9 (77.5, 80.3) 5,518
Maryland n/a1 73.7 (72.4, 74.9) 9,117
Massachusetts n/a1 77.8 (75.9, 79.5) 3,808
Michigan n/a1 73.7 (72.3, 74.9) 5,634
Minnesota n/a1 76.7 (75.7, 77.8) 7,609
Mississippi n/a1 63.8 (61.6, 66.0) 2,159
Missouri n/a1 70.0 (68.0, 72.0) 3,413
Montana n/a1 65.9 (63.7, 68.0) 2,744
Nebraska n/a1 68.3 (66.9, 69.7) 6,365
Nevada n/a1 64.5 (61.6, 67.3) 1,805
New Hampshire n/a1 78.8 (77.2, 80.4) 3,468
New Jersey n/a1 67.7 (65.5, 69.9) 3,286
New Mexico n/a1 62.7 (60.5, 64.9) 2,499
New York n/a1 72.2 (70.8, 73.6) 15,375
North Carolina n/a1 74.9 (73.0, 76.6) 2,732
North Dakota n/a1 69.0 (67.2, 70.8) 2,674
Ohio n/a1 69.3 (67.7, 70.9) 5,821
Oklahoma n/a1 62.8 (60.9, 64.6) 3,052
Oregon n/a1 72.8 (70.8, 74.7) 2,236
Pennsylvania n/a1 71.3 (69.4, 73.1) 2,801
Puerto Rico n/a1 55.2 (52.9, 57.5) 2,148
Rhode Island n/a1 77.4 (75.5, 79.3) 2,763
South Carolina n/a1 73.1 (71.6, 74.5) 5,679
South Dakota n/a1 71.0 (68.3, 73.5) 2,745
Tennessee n/a1 70.5 (68.4, 72.6) 2,745
Texas n/a1 63.1 (60.5, 65.6) 5,124
Utah n/a1 75.3 (73.6, 76.9) 4,395
Vermont n/a1 77.2 (75.5, 78.8) 3,374
Virginia n/a1 72.4 (70.6, 74.1) 4,121
Washington n/a1 71.8 (70.5, 73.0) 6,698
West Virginia n/a1 69.5 (67.9, 71.0) 3,198
Wisconsin n/a1 76.2 (74.1, 78.1) 2,440
Wyoming n/a1 65.0 (62.6, 67.3) 2,244
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/24/2018 9:10 am.

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

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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