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)

Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5 to <25)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 20+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: NWS-8
Increase the proportion of adults who are at a healthy weight

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 33.9%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 30.0 N/A
Alabama No 24.75 (23.18, 26.32) 1,249
Mississippi No 24.80 (23.33, 26.27) 1,473
Iowa No 25.47 (24.35, 26.59) 2,140
West Virginia No 25.47 (24.02, 26.92) 1,343
Louisiana No 25.89 (24.07, 27.71) 1,117
North Dakota No 26.54 (24.54, 28.54) 1,015
Texas No 27.25 (25.51, 28.99) 2,527
Michigan No 27.32 (25.93, 28.71) 1,896
South Carolina No 27.32 (25.40, 29.24) 988
Kentucky No 27.38 (25.50, 29.26) 974
Oklahoma No 27.45 (25.76, 29.14) 1,220
Kansas No 27.55 (26.39, 28.71) 2,669
Missouri No 27.62 (26.33, 28.91) 2,227
Nebraska No 27.67 (26.51, 28.83) 3,585
Tennessee No 28.00 (26.14, 29.86) 1,137
South Dakota No 28.04 (25.51, 30.57) 1,619
North Carolina No 28.09 (26.58, 29.60) 1,423
Indiana No 28.14 (26.85, 29.43) 2,008
Ohio No 28.21 (27.07, 29.35) 3,444
Delaware No 28.34 (26.22, 30.46) 941
Wisconsin No 28.81 (26.97, 30.65) 1,289
New Mexico No 29.57 (27.71, 31.43) 2,068
Pennsylvania No 29.69 (27.95, 31.43) 1,419
Virginia No 29.79 (28.40, 31.18) 2,446
Minnesota No 29.82 (28.90, 30.74) 4,059
Puerto Rico No 29.92 (27.53, 32.31) 1,261
Georgia No 29.95 (28.23, 31.67) 2,250
Illinois No 30.14 (28.10, 32.18) 999
Arkansas No 30.36 (28.40, 32.32) 1,381
Maryland No 30.60 (29.42, 31.78) 3,656
Wyoming No 30.73 (28.73, 32.73) 1,396
Arizona No 30.85 (29.46, 32.24) 2,886
Idaho No 31.00 (29.18, 32.82) 1,570
Maine No 31.21 (29.74, 32.68) 3,040
Alaska No 31.49 (28.96, 34.02) 1,003
New Hampshire No 31.79 (30.05, 33.53) 1,828
Rhode Island No 32.45 (30.43, 34.47) 1,516
Connecticut No 32.59 (30.92, 34.26) 2,484
New Jersey No 32.64 (31.39, 33.89) 3,041
California No 32.78 (30.82, 34.74) 1,472
Oregon No 32.87 (31.28, 34.46) 1,556
Montana No 32.92 (31.43, 34.41) 1,803
Washington No 33.03 (31.87, 34.19) 3,604
Florida No 33.40 (31.44, 35.36) 3,284
New York No 33.47 (32.29, 34.65) 4,129
Nevada No 33.63 (30.77, 36.49) 747
Utah Yes 33.94 (32.72, 35.16) 3,146
Vermont Yes 36.19 (34.29, 38.09) 2,045
Massachusetts Yes 36.71 (35.08, 38.34) 2,212
Colorado Yes 37.53 (36.33, 38.73) 3,368
Hawaii Yes 38.51 (36.96, 40.06) 2,881
District of Columbia Yes 41.24 (38.91, 43.57) 1,215
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/16/2022 4:16 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 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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