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)

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 Name
State
 sort alphabetically by name descending
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 32.7 N/A
Alabama No 39.66 (37.86, 41.46) 1,895
Alaska No 32.47 (29.92, 35.02) 1,065
Arizona No 31.35 (29.94, 32.76) 2,705
Arkansas No 36.74 (34.78, 38.70) 1,636
California No 30.84 (28.86, 32.82) 1,189
Colorado Yes 24.75 (23.69, 25.81) 2,205
Connecticut Yes 29.82 (28.25, 31.39) 2,333
Delaware No 37.09 (34.86, 39.32) 1,256
District of Columbia Yes 24.36 (22.30, 26.42) 731
Florida Yes 28.85 (27.03, 30.67) 3,242
Georgia No 35.00 (33.24, 36.76) 2,807
Hawaii Yes 24.87 (23.50, 26.24) 1,725
Idaho No 31.88 (30.10, 33.66) 1,708
Illinois No 32.98 (30.75, 35.21) 1,018
Indiana No 37.42 (36.07, 38.77) 2,743
Iowa No 37.41 (36.19, 38.63) 3,116
Kansas No 36.12 (34.87, 37.37) 3,298
Kentucky No 37.03 (35.05, 39.01) 1,345
Louisiana No 39.19 (37.21, 41.17) 1,559
Maine No 31.53 (30.04, 33.02) 2,908
Maryland No 31.76 (30.56, 32.96) 3,986
Massachusetts Yes 24.96 (23.45, 26.47) 1,472
Michigan No 36.23 (34.72, 37.74) 2,334
Minnesota No 31.53 (30.61, 32.45) 4,520
Mississippi No 40.33 (38.68, 41.98) 2,391
Missouri No 34.97 (33.60, 36.34) 2,938
Montana Yes 29.14 (27.69, 30.59) 1,697
Nebraska No 34.87 (33.65, 36.09) 4,714
Nevada Yes 29.11 (26.48, 31.74) 656
New Hampshire Yes 30.55 (28.84, 32.26) 1,643
New Jersey Yes 28.38 (27.15, 29.61) 2,530
New Mexico No 31.49 (29.57, 33.41) 1,859
New York Yes 26.86 (25.76, 27.96) 3,401
North Carolina No 34.30 (32.65, 35.95) 1,714
North Dakota No 33.83 (31.79, 35.87) 1,348
Ohio No 36.23 (35.03, 37.43) 4,832
Oklahoma No 37.09 (35.31, 38.87) 1,645
Oregon Yes 28.55 (27.04, 30.06) 1,361
Pennsylvania No 32.66 (30.90, 34.42) 1,585
Puerto Rico No 31.87 (29.93, 33.81) 1,606
Rhode Island No 30.74 (28.76, 32.72) 1,360
South Carolina No 37.08 (35.00, 39.16) 1,295
South Dakota No 33.91 (31.28, 36.54) 2,082
Tennessee No 36.02 (34.00, 38.04) 1,475
Texas No 36.44 (34.50, 38.38) 3,499
Utah Yes 29.36 (28.18, 30.54) 2,849
Vermont Yes 26.71 (25.06, 28.36) 1,592
Virginia No 32.85 (31.46, 34.24) 2,820
Washington Yes 28.61 (27.53, 29.69) 3,315
West Virginia No 40.23 (38.60, 41.86) 2,121
Wisconsin No 33.14 (31.26, 35.02) 1,560
Wyoming No 31.22 (29.22, 33.22) 1,313
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/12/2022 7:22 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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