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)

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 alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 70.5%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 67.7 (67.3, 68.2) 161,873
Puerto Rico No 57.5 (54.9, 60.1) 1,693
New Mexico No 58.8 (56.3, 61.3) 1,875
Oklahoma No 59.4 (57.2, 61.5) 2,173
Texas No 60.1 (57.2, 62.9) 3,597
Mississippi No 60.5 (57.9, 63.0) 1,569
Wyoming No 61.1 (58.4, 63.8) 1,593
Montana No 62.1 (59.6, 64.5) 1,965
Nevada No 62.2 (58.8, 65.4) 1,342
Idaho No 62.4 (59.7, 65.0) 1,668
Georgia No 63.3 (60.8, 65.7) 1,744
Illinois No 63.5 (60.9, 66.0) 1,429
Arizona No 63.8 (61.7, 65.8) 3,796
Alaska No 63.9 (59.7, 67.9) 962
Louisiana No 64.1 (61.3, 66.8) 1,810
Indiana No 64.6 (62.8, 66.3) 3,792
North Dakota No 64.7 (62.6, 66.8) 1,853
New Jersey No 65.1 (62.5, 67.6) 2,452
Arkansas No 65.4 (62.5, 68.2) 1,882
Missouri No 65.6 (63.2, 67.9) 2,332
South Dakota No 65.8 (62.7, 68.9) 2,017
Nebraska No 66.0 (64.3, 67.6) 4,590
Tennessee No 66.4 (63.9, 68.8) 2,010
Kansas No 66.6 (65.1, 68.1) 3,924
Ohio No 66.9 (65.1, 68.7) 4,289
West Virginia No 67.0 (65.2, 68.7) 2,529
Florida No 67.3 (65.7, 68.9) 12,061
Colorado No 67.7 (66.3, 69.1) 4,889
Pennsylvania No 68.4 (66.3, 70.5) 2,196
New York No 68.5 (66.8, 70.1) 11,602
Iowa No 68.6 (66.7, 70.5) 2,477
Maryland No 69.6 (68.1, 71.1) 6,725
South Carolina No 69.6 (67.9, 71.2) 4,137
Alabama No 69.7 (67.7, 71.7) 2,362
Michigan No 70.0 (68.5, 71.5) 4,202
Kentucky No 70.1 (68.2, 71.9) 3,718
Virginia No 70.3 (68.3, 72.3) 3,157
District of Columbia No 70.4 (67.7, 73.0) 1,248
Oregon Yes 70.7 (68.4, 72.9) 1,692
Washington Yes 70.7 (69.3, 72.1) 5,002
California Yes 71.3 (69.4, 73.2) 3,037
Delaware Yes 71.7 (69.0, 74.4) 1,436
Utah Yes 71.8 (69.9, 73.7) 3,236
Vermont Yes 72.6 (70.6, 74.5) 2,563
North Carolina Yes 72.8 (70.7, 74.8) 2,104
Minnesota Yes 73.5 (72.3, 74.7) 5,828
Wisconsin Yes 73.6 (71.3, 75.9) 1,877
Hawaii Yes 73.7 (71.7, 75.6) 2,916
Rhode Island Yes 73.8 (71.5, 76.0) 2,103
New Hampshire Yes 75.1 (73.1, 76.9) 2,591
Connecticut Yes 75.9 (74.3, 77.4) 4,451
Maine Yes 76.2 (74.5, 77.8) 4,216
Massachusetts Yes 76.3 (74.1, 78.3) 2,854
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/24/2018 9:11 am.

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 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.

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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