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 2014 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 sort alphabetically by namedescending
Met
Objective
of 30.6%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States Yes 29.7 (29.4, 29.9) 124,586
Alabama No 34.2 (32.8, 35.7) 2,800
Alaska Yes 30.4 (28.5, 32.4) 1,234
Arizona Yes 29.6 (28.3, 30.9) 3,763
Arkansas No 36.5 (34.4, 38.6) 1,662
California Yes 25.3 (24.1, 26.5) 1,945
Colorado Yes 21.9 (21.0, 22.9) 2,688
Connecticut Yes 27.0 (25.6, 28.4) 1,923
Delaware No 31.3 (29.2, 33.4) 1,262
District of Columbia Yes 22.1 (19.9, 24.4) 906
Florida Yes 26.9 (25.6, 28.2) 2,294
Georgia No 31.6 (30.0, 33.3) 1,826
Hawaii Yes 22.4 (21.0, 23.9) 1,465
Idaho Yes 29.7 (27.9, 31.6) 1,404
Illinois Yes 30.4 (28.6, 32.2) 1,384
Indiana No 33.7 (32.5, 34.9) 3,438
Iowa No 31.9 (30.6, 33.3) 2,393
Kansas No 32.4 (31.4, 33.4) 4,085
Kentucky No 32.6 (31.1, 34.1) 3,544
Louisiana No 35.9 (34.4, 37.5) 2,208
Maine Yes 28.8 (27.5, 30.1) 2,429
Maryland Yes 30.4 (28.9, 31.9) 3,565
Massachusetts Yes 24.0 (22.9, 25.1) 3,676
Michigan No 31.9 (30.6, 33.3) 2,521
Minnesota Yes 28.5 (27.7, 29.4) 4,355
Mississippi No 36.0 (33.9, 38.1) 1,387
Missouri Yes 30.6 (29.0, 32.3) 2,137
Montana Yes 27.1 (25.6, 28.7) 1,933
Nebraska No 31.1 (30.1, 32.1) 6,596
Nevada Yes 28.4 (26.1, 30.9) 915
New Hampshire Yes 28.2 (26.6, 29.9) 1,621
New Jersey Yes 27.3 (26.1, 28.5) 3,298
New Mexico Yes 29.0 (27.5, 30.6) 2,278
New York Yes 27.5 (26.1, 28.9) 1,662
North Carolina Yes 30.5 (29.1, 31.8) 1,969
North Dakota No 33.0 (31.3, 34.8) 2,325
Ohio No 33.8 (32.4, 35.3) 3,475
Oklahoma No 33.6 (32.3, 35.0) 2,623
Oregon Yes 28.7 (27.1, 30.4) 1,352
Pennsylvania No 31.2 (30.0, 32.5) 3,206
Rhode Island Yes 27.4 (25.9, 29.1) 1,589
South Carolina No 32.9 (31.7, 34.2) 3,340
South Dakota No 30.8 (28.9, 32.8) 2,142
Tennessee No 31.5 (29.6, 33.5) 1,476
Texas No 32.8 (31.5, 34.2) 4,372
Utah Yes 26.6 (25.7, 27.5) 3,628
Vermont Yes 25.6 (24.3, 26.9) 1,508
Virginia Yes 28.9 (27.7, 30.2) 2,621
Washington Yes 27.8 (26.5, 29.1) 2,584
West Virginia No 36.4 (34.9, 37.9) 2,021
Wisconsin No 32.1 (30.5, 33.7) 2,117
Wyoming Yes 29.8 (27.8, 31.9) 1,641
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/27/2016 1:45 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 2014 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.

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