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 2015 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 Name
State
sort sort alphabetically by nameascending
Met
Objective
of 33.9%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 32.6 (32.3, 32.9) 127,432
Wyoming No 31.4 (29.4, 33.5) 1,693
Wisconsin No 31.2 (29.5, 33.0) 1,715
West Virginia No 26.3 (24.9, 27.7) 1,428
Washington Yes 35.3 (34.2, 36.4) 4,970
Virginia No 32.9 (31.5, 34.4) 2,565
Vermont Yes 37.4 (35.8, 39.1) 2,154
Utah Yes 37.0 (35.8, 38.2) 3,584
Texas No 28.2 (26.8, 29.7) 3,820
Tennessee No 28.6 (26.7, 30.5) 1,570
South Dakota No 33.1 (31.1, 35.2) 1,964
South Carolina No 31.4 (30.1, 32.7) 3,171
Rhode Island Yes 35.1 (33.2, 37.0) 1,915
Puerto Rico No 29.6 (28.1, 31.2) 1,496
Pennsylvania No 30.6 (29.0, 32.2) 1,627
Oregon No 32.8 (31.1, 34.5) 1,654
Oklahoma No 28.4 (26.8, 30.1) 1,806
Ohio No 30.6 (29.1, 32.1) 3,170
North Dakota No 30.8 (29.0, 32.7) 1,319
North Carolina No 31.6 (30.2, 33.1) 1,846
New York Yes 37.6 (36.4, 38.8) 4,038
New Mexico No 33.2 (31.3, 35.1) 2,055
New Jersey Yes 33.9 (32.4, 35.4) 3,288
New Hampshire Yes 34.1 (32.5, 35.9) 2,097
Nevada No 32.2 (29.4, 35.1) 925
Nebraska No 30.1 (29.0, 31.3) 4,512
Montana Yes 36.3 (34.5, 38.2) 1,876
Missouri No 31.0 (29.4, 32.7) 1,957
Mississippi No 27.5 (25.8, 29.3) 1,548
Minnesota Yes 34.4 (33.4, 35.3) 5,025
Michigan No 31.1 (29.9, 32.4) 2,532
Massachusetts Yes 37.0 (35.6, 38.5) 2,922
Maryland No 31.8 (30.0, 33.7) 3,446
Maine No 31.2 (29.8, 32.7) 2,701
Louisiana No 28.0 (26.2, 29.9) 1,162
Kentucky No 30.3 (28.6, 32.0) 2,242
Kansas No 28.9 (28.1, 29.7) 5,957
Iowa No 31.1 (29.5, 32.8) 1,653
Indiana No 31.3 (29.5, 33.2) 1,713
Illinois No 31.2 (29.5, 32.9) 1,563
Idaho No 31.8 (30.0, 33.7) 1,687
Hawaii Yes 39.8 (38.2, 41.5) 2,705
Georgia No 31.3 (29.5, 33.3) 1,326
Florida No 33.3 (31.9, 34.7) 3,123
District of Columbia Yes 42.7 (39.4, 46.0) 1,430
Delaware No 30.5 (28.4, 32.7) 1,065
Connecticut Yes 34.9 (33.6, 36.2) 3,777
Colorado Yes 40.0 (38.6, 41.4) 4,652
California Yes 36.7 (35.5, 37.8) 4,110
Arkansas No 27.0 (24.8, 29.3) 1,409
Arizona No 31.7 (30.2, 33.4) 2,431
Alaska No 29.6 (27.2, 32.1) 1,025
Alabama No 27.8 (26.4, 29.3) 2,013
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/29/2017 3:18 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 2015 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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