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 2014 BRFSS Data)

FOBT in last year and/or flex sig in last 5 years and FOBT in last 3 years and/or colonoscopy in last 10 years
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 50-75
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-16
Increase the proportion of adults who receive a colorectal cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

Sorted by Percent
State
sort sort alphabetically by nameascending
Met
Objective
of 70.5%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentdescending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 66.3 (65.9, 66.7) 151,347
Wyoming No 56.9 (54.3, 59.3) 2,103
Oklahoma No 58.0 (56.1, 59.8) 2,531
Nevada No 59.4 (55.6, 63.1) 1,158
Alaska No 60.0 (56.9, 63.0) 1,270
Mississippi No 60.2 (57.4, 63.0) 1,375
Arkansas No 60.7 (58.0, 63.3) 1,639
Texas No 60.8 (58.6, 62.9) 4,438
Idaho No 60.9 (58.3, 63.4) 1,654
New Mexico No 61.3 (59.2, 63.4) 2,627
Illinois No 61.4 (58.8, 64.0) 1,549
Indiana No 61.6 (60.0, 63.2) 3,655
Missouri No 61.8 (59.4, 64.0) 2,351
North Dakota No 61.8 (59.6, 64.0) 2,430
Montana No 62.4 (60.2, 64.5) 2,430
Arizona No 63.9 (62.2, 65.6) 5,004
Nebraska No 64.1 (62.8, 65.5) 6,700
Louisiana No 64.2 (62.1, 66.2) 2,137
West Virginia No 64.3 (62.3, 66.3) 2,159
Alabama No 64.6 (62.6, 66.6) 3,046
Kansas No 64.6 (63.2, 66.0) 4,385
Tennessee No 64.9 (62.3, 67.4) 1,750
New Jersey No 65.0 (63.0, 66.9) 4,043
Ohio No 65.1 (63.2, 66.9) 3,812
California No 66.0 (63.7, 68.2) 2,042
Georgia No 66.4 (64.1, 68.7) 2,112
Florida No 66.6 (64.7, 68.4) 3,272
Colorado No 66.7 (65.2, 68.2) 4,314
South Dakota No 66.7 (63.8, 69.5) 2,352
Oregon No 66.8 (64.4, 69.2) 1,807
Pennsylvania No 66.8 (65.1, 68.6) 3,781
Kentucky No 67.2 (65.2, 69.1) 4,094
South Carolina No 67.4 (65.7, 69.0) 3,892
Iowa No 67.5 (65.7, 69.3) 2,725
District of Columbia No 67.9 (64.4, 71.3) 1,444
New York No 68.1 (65.9, 70.2) 2,098
Virginia No 69.1 (67.3, 70.9) 3,313
Hawaii No 69.5 (67.1, 71.7) 2,227
Washington No 69.7 (67.9, 71.4) 3,751
Utah No 70.2 (68.7, 71.7) 4,084
Vermont Yes 70.6 (68.8, 72.4) 2,279
Maryland Yes 70.7 (68.7, 72.6) 4,959
North Carolina Yes 70.8 (68.9, 72.6) 2,392
Michigan Yes 70.9 (69.2, 72.6) 3,214
Minnesota Yes 71.4 (70.2, 72.6) 5,536
Delaware Yes 71.7 (69.2, 74.2) 1,649
Connecticut Yes 73.1 (71.2, 75.0) 2,872
Wisconsin Yes 73.5 (71.4, 75.5) 2,470
New Hampshire Yes 73.7 (71.5, 75.7) 2,311
Rhode Island Yes 74.5 (72.5, 76.4) 2,446
Maine Yes 75.2 (73.5, 76.8) 3,816
Massachusetts Yes 76.5 (74.9, 78.0) 5,849
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/09/2016 2:41 am.

1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives is managed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2 2014 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.

Note: Healthy People 2020 Objectives are age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population while these estimates are not age-adjusted.

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