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)

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 32.2 (31.9, 32.5) 135,935
Mississippi No 25.8 (24.1, 27.6) 1,228
West Virginia No 26.6 (25.4, 27.9) 1,735
Alabama No 27.6 (26.2, 29.1) 1,755
Arkansas No 28.1 (25.9, 30.4) 1,451
Louisiana No 28.1 (26.1, 30.2) 1,315
Kentucky No 28.2 (26.8, 29.6) 2,612
Iowa No 28.6 (27.2, 30.0) 1,847
Nebraska No 28.7 (27.5, 30.0) 3,887
Tennessee No 28.7 (27.0, 30.4) 1,637
Texas No 28.8 (27.2, 30.5) 3,140
Oklahoma No 28.9 (27.4, 30.4) 1,865
Delaware No 29.0 (26.9, 31.2) 1,030
North Dakota No 29.3 (27.7, 31.0) 1,446
Indiana No 29.9 (28.5, 31.2) 2,964
South Carolina No 29.9 (28.6, 31.2) 2,974
Michigan No 30.0 (28.9, 31.1) 3,237
Puerto Rico No 30.1 (28.4, 31.9) 1,588
Alaska No 30.2 (27.4, 33.1) 792
Missouri No 30.2 (28.5, 32.0) 1,951
South Dakota No 30.3 (28.1, 32.5) 1,536
Kansas No 30.5 (29.3, 31.6) 3,225
Wisconsin No 30.6 (28.8, 32.5) 1,329
North Carolina No 30.7 (29.3, 32.2) 1,761
Ohio No 30.9 (29.6, 32.2) 3,354
Georgia No 31.3 (29.5, 33.1) 1,481
Illinois No 31.6 (29.9, 33.3) 1,410
New Mexico No 31.9 (30.0, 33.8) 1,767
Pennsylvania No 32.0 (30.5, 33.6) 1,972
Virginia No 32.2 (30.9, 33.6) 2,581
Minnesota No 32.3 (31.4, 33.2) 4,729
Wyoming No 32.5 (30.3, 34.7) 1,355
Maine No 32.6 (31.1, 34.1) 3,091
Maryland No 32.8 (31.6, 34.0) 4,971
Arizona No 32.9 (31.3, 34.6) 3,394
Idaho No 33.0 (31.0, 35.0) 1,567
New Jersey No 33.1 (31.3, 34.9) 2,158
Rhode Island No 33.1 (31.2, 35.1) 1,578
Washington No 33.4 (32.4, 34.5) 4,243
Florida No 33.5 (32.4, 34.6) 10,360
New Hampshire No 33.6 (31.8, 35.4) 1,907
Oregon Yes 34.4 (32.8, 36.0) 1,712
Montana Yes 34.7 (32.8, 36.6) 1,739
Nevada Yes 35.4 (33.2, 37.7) 1,354
California Yes 35.5 (34.3, 36.7) 3,656
New York Yes 35.9 (34.8, 37.1) 9,802
Connecticut Yes 36.0 (34.6, 37.4) 3,448
Vermont Yes 36.1 (34.4, 37.9) 2,174
Utah Yes 36.3 (35.0, 37.6) 3,374
Massachusetts Yes 36.6 (35.1, 38.2) 2,614
Hawaii Yes 38.8 (37.3, 40.4) 3,000
Colorado Yes 38.9 (37.8, 40.1) 5,142
District of Columbia Yes 43.3 (41.1, 45.5) 1,285
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/25/2018 2:15 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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