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)

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 Yes 30.2 (29.9, 30.5) 132,404
West Virginia No 38.2 (36.8, 39.6) 2,494
Mississippi No 38.0 (36.1, 39.9) 1,832
Arkansas No 36.5 (34.1, 38.9) 1,671
Alabama No 36.4 (34.9, 38.0) 2,334
Louisiana No 36.0 (33.9, 38.2) 1,775
Tennessee No 35.3 (33.5, 37.2) 1,886
Kentucky No 34.9 (33.4, 36.3) 3,325
Texas No 34.1 (32.4, 35.9) 3,483
Indiana No 33.2 (31.9, 34.5) 3,393
Iowa No 33.2 (31.8, 34.7) 2,152
Michigan No 33.2 (32.1, 34.4) 3,621
Oklahoma No 33.0 (31.5, 34.6) 2,061
Nebraska No 32.8 (31.6, 34.0) 4,721
South Carolina No 32.8 (31.5, 34.1) 3,545
Illinois No 32.6 (30.9, 34.3) 1,389
Alaska No 32.5 (29.6, 35.6) 868
North Dakota No 32.5 (30.9, 34.2) 1,750
Missouri No 32.3 (30.6, 34.1) 2,142
Ohio No 32.3 (31.0, 33.6) 3,793
North Carolina No 32.2 (30.8, 33.7) 1,902
Georgia No 32.1 (30.3, 33.8) 1,538
Kansas No 32.0 (30.8, 33.1) 3,476
Wisconsin No 31.7 (29.9, 33.4) 1,569
Delaware No 31.5 (29.4, 33.6) 1,170
Puerto Rico No 31.4 (29.7, 33.2) 1,647
Pennsylvania No 31.2 (29.7, 32.7) 1,940
Maryland Yes 30.6 (29.5, 31.7) 5,315
South Dakota Yes 30.5 (28.5, 32.7) 1,662
Maine Yes 30.4 (29.0, 31.8) 2,843
Arizona Yes 29.9 (28.4, 31.5) 2,725
Oregon Yes 29.7 (28.2, 31.2) 1,413
Virginia Yes 29.3 (28.1, 30.6) 2,481
Washington Yes 29.3 (28.3, 30.3) 3,687
New Mexico Yes 28.9 (27.2, 30.7) 1,576
Minnesota Yes 28.5 (27.6, 29.3) 4,424
Wyoming Yes 28.4 (26.4, 30.5) 1,160
Florida Yes 28.0 (27.0, 29.1) 9,967
Idaho Yes 27.9 (26.0, 29.8) 1,387
New Jersey Yes 27.8 (26.2, 29.6) 1,918
Vermont Yes 27.6 (26.1, 29.3) 1,637
Rhode Island Yes 27.5 (25.7, 29.4) 1,367
New Hampshire Yes 27.1 (25.5, 28.7) 1,643
Connecticut Yes 26.6 (25.4, 27.9) 2,570
Utah Yes 26.4 (25.3, 27.6) 2,699
Nevada Yes 26.2 (24.3, 28.2) 1,049
Montana Yes 26.1 (24.4, 27.8) 1,542
New York Yes 26.1 (25.1, 27.1) 9,409
California Yes 25.5 (24.4, 26.6) 2,509
Hawaii Yes 24.4 (23.1, 25.9) 1,754
Massachusetts Yes 24.1 (22.8, 25.5) 1,856
District of Columbia Yes 23.2 (21.5, 25.0) 945
Colorado Yes 22.8 (21.8, 23.7) 3,036
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/18/2018 1:56 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 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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