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 2018 BRFSS Data)

Obese (BMI >= 30)
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 20+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: NWS-9
Reduce the proportion of adults who are obese

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 30.6%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent ascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 31.6 N/A
West Virginia No 39.98 (38.22, 41.74) 1,786
Mississippi No 39.88 (38.16, 41.60) 2,209
Arkansas No 37.59 (35.59, 39.59) 1,723
Kentucky No 37.58 (35.82, 39.34) 3,056
Louisiana No 37.08 (35.18, 38.98) 1,739
Alabama No 36.69 (35.04, 38.34) 2,219
North Dakota No 36.62 (34.74, 38.50) 1,824
Iowa No 36.28 (35.10, 37.46) 2,959
Missouri No 35.80 (34.00, 37.60) 1,948
Oklahoma No 35.63 (33.89, 37.37) 1,692
Texas No 35.51 (33.45, 37.57) 3,445
Kansas No 35.25 (34.05, 36.45) 3,429
South Carolina No 34.95 (33.62, 36.28) 3,519
Tennessee No 34.91 (33.01, 36.81) 1,667
Nebraska No 34.80 (33.58, 36.02) 4,872
Indiana No 34.79 (33.30, 36.28) 2,344
Ohio No 34.64 (33.33, 35.95) 4,238
Delaware No 34.37 (32.51, 36.23) 1,612
Michigan No 33.89 (32.66, 35.12) 3,090
North Carolina No 33.79 (31.97, 35.61) 1,397
Puerto Rico No 33.38 (31.62, 35.14) 1,501
Georgia No 33.01 (31.72, 34.30) 2,587
New Mexico No 32.93 (31.24, 34.62) 1,898
Wisconsin No 32.93 (31.11, 34.75) 1,541
Illinois No 32.25 (30.66, 33.84) 1,536
Pennsylvania No 31.77 (30.18, 33.36) 1,812
Maryland No 31.61 (30.47, 32.75) 5,097
Virginia No 31.23 (29.94, 32.52) 3,038
Florida No 31.17 (29.56, 32.78) 4,296
South Dakota No 30.87 (28.81, 32.93) 2,220
Maine No 30.78 (29.33, 32.23) 3,050
Arizona Yes 30.60 (28.82, 32.38) 2,203
Oregon Yes 30.59 (29.06, 32.12) 1,654
Minnesota Yes 30.58 (29.70, 31.46) 4,741
Nevada Yes 30.50 (28.01, 32.99) 858
Alaska Yes 30.10 (27.43, 32.77) 768
New Hampshire Yes 30.09 (28.31, 31.87) 1,530
Wyoming Yes 29.71 (27.95, 31.47) 1,204
Idaho Yes 29.60 (27.46, 31.74) 992
Washington Yes 29.57 (28.47, 30.67) 3,466
Rhode Island Yes 28.41 (26.63, 30.19) 1,443
Utah Yes 28.41 (27.29, 29.53) 2,836
Vermont Yes 28.22 (26.57, 29.87) 1,635
Connecticut Yes 28.17 (26.94, 29.40) 2,653
New York Yes 28.04 (27.12, 28.96) 9,876
Montana Yes 27.78 (26.09, 29.47) 1,479
Massachusetts Yes 26.40 (24.91, 27.89) 1,534
California Yes 26.38 (25.28, 27.48) 2,871
New Jersey Yes 26.28 (23.75, 28.81) 781
Hawaii Yes 25.18 (23.83, 26.53) 1,827
District of Columbia Yes 25.15 (23.33, 26.97) 1,019
Colorado Yes 23.45 (22.35, 24.55) 1,871
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/12/2020 7:39 pm.

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 2018 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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