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 2019 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
West Virginia No 24.55 (22.96, 26.14) 1,195
Mississippi No 24.60 (22.93, 26.27) 1,119
Kentucky No 25.28 (23.69, 26.87) 1,773
Oklahoma No 25.82 (24.35, 27.29) 1,466
Louisiana No 26.72 (25.05, 28.39) 1,114
South Dakota No 26.83 (24.60, 29.06) 1,636
Alabama No 26.85 (25.40, 28.30) 1,719
Michigan No 26.89 (25.71, 28.07) 2,623
Kansas No 27.10 (26.02, 28.18) 2,770
Arkansas No 27.12 (25.28, 28.96) 1,401
Wisconsin No 27.52 (25.78, 29.26) 1,243
Tennessee No 27.61 (25.94, 29.28) 1,514
South Carolina No 27.69 (26.22, 29.16) 1,811
Indiana No 27.70 (26.45, 28.95) 2,169
North Carolina No 27.70 (26.01, 29.39) 1,051
North Dakota No 27.77 (25.93, 29.61) 1,336
Ohio No 27.86 (26.57, 29.15) 3,222
Texas No 27.86 (26.21, 29.51) 3,079
Puerto Rico No 27.90 (26.41, 29.39) 1,530
Nebraska No 28.32 (27.24, 29.40) 3,841
Pennsylvania No 28.48 (27.03, 29.93) 1,773
Iowa No 28.60 (27.46, 29.74) 2,395
Delaware No 28.78 (26.55, 31.01) 906
Nevada No 29.22 (26.73, 31.71) 792
Georgia No 29.38 (27.56, 31.20) 1,848
Missouri No 29.58 (28.01, 31.15) 1,913
New Hampshire No 30.34 (28.56, 32.12) 1,622
Maryland No 30.76 (29.60, 31.92) 4,644
Arizona No 30.77 (29.05, 32.49) 2,556
Alaska No 30.98 (28.14, 33.82) 829
Virginia No 31.33 (29.96, 32.70) 2,643
New Mexico No 31.58 (29.82, 33.34) 1,736
Minnesota No 31.59 (30.65, 32.53) 4,182
Connecticut No 31.64 (30.23, 33.05) 2,624
Maine No 31.67 (30.20, 33.14) 3,281
Illinois No 31.72 (30.19, 33.25) 1,603
Florida No 32.10 (30.45, 33.75) 4,565
Wyoming No 32.45 (30.41, 34.49) 1,400
Idaho No 32.83 (30.69, 34.97) 1,557
Montana No 33.04 (31.57, 34.51) 1,851
Utah No 33.17 (32.01, 34.33) 3,382
Rhode Island No 33.22 (31.32, 35.12) 1,781
Washington No 33.22 (32.08, 34.36) 3,736
Oregon No 33.66 (32.09, 35.23) 1,748
California Yes 34.19 (32.97, 35.41) 3,441
New York Yes 34.30 (33.05, 35.55) 4,038
Massachusetts Yes 37.36 (35.87, 38.85) 2,397
Vermont Yes 37.52 (35.58, 39.46) 2,105
Colorado Yes 37.80 (36.53, 39.07) 3,142
Hawaii Yes 38.06 (36.57, 39.55) 2,821
District of Columbia Yes 41.69 (39.06, 44.32) 869
New Jersey * * *
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 04/17/2021 5:27 pm.
Data not available for this combination of data selections.

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 2019 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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