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 2015 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 sort alphabetically by nameascending
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 29.5 (29.2, 29.8) 117,190
Louisiana No 36.8 (34.9, 38.8) 1,565
Alabama No 36.2 (34.7, 37.8) 2,618
West Virginia No 36.2 (34.7, 37.7) 1,946
Mississippi No 35.9 (34.1, 37.8) 1,960
Arkansas No 35.1 (32.8, 37.5) 1,601
Kentucky No 35.1 (33.4, 36.8) 2,868
Kansas No 34.8 (34.0, 35.6) 7,080
Tennessee No 34.7 (32.7, 36.6) 1,803
Oklahoma No 34.5 (32.8, 36.2) 2,141
Iowa No 33.0 (31.3, 34.6) 1,806
Texas No 32.9 (31.4, 34.5) 4,244
Missouri No 32.7 (31.1, 34.4) 2,223
South Carolina No 32.3 (31.1, 33.6) 3,472
Nebraska No 32.2 (31.0, 33.3) 5,342
Michigan No 32.1 (30.8, 33.3) 2,571
North Dakota No 31.9 (30.1, 33.7) 1,481
Wisconsin No 31.8 (30.0, 33.5) 1,824
Georgia No 31.6 (29.7, 33.5) 1,339
Indiana No 31.6 (29.8, 33.4) 1,790
Illinois No 31.4 (29.8, 33.1) 1,530
Pennsylvania No 31.1 (29.5, 32.8) 1,633
South Dakota No 31.1 (29.2, 33.1) 2,057
Alaska No 31.0 (28.5, 33.5) 1,058
North Carolina No 30.8 (29.3, 32.3) 1,793
Oregon No 30.7 (29.0, 32.4) 1,404
Maine Yes 30.5 (29.2, 31.9) 2,567
Delaware Yes 30.4 (28.3, 32.6) 1,140
Ohio Yes 30.2 (28.8, 31.7) 3,425
Maryland Yes 29.8 (28.1, 31.6) 3,443
Virginia Yes 29.8 (28.4, 31.2) 2,388
Wyoming Yes 29.6 (27.6, 31.7) 1,383
Idaho Yes 29.3 (27.6, 31.1) 1,580
Arizona Yes 29.2 (27.6, 30.8) 1,899
New Mexico Yes 28.8 (27.1, 30.5) 1,714
Florida Yes 27.5 (26.1, 28.8) 2,313
Nevada Yes 27.4 (24.7, 30.3) 694
New Hampshire Yes 26.9 (25.4, 28.5) 1,721
Washington Yes 26.9 (25.9, 27.9) 3,993
Minnesota Yes 26.8 (25.9, 27.7) 4,202
Rhode Island Yes 26.6 (24.9, 28.3) 1,500
New Jersey Yes 26.3 (24.9, 27.6) 2,777
Connecticut Yes 26.2 (25.0, 27.4) 2,832
Vermont Yes 25.7 (24.3, 27.1) 1,546
New York Yes 25.6 (24.6, 26.7) 2,922
Utah Yes 25.4 (24.4, 26.5) 2,691
Massachusetts Yes 24.9 (23.6, 26.2) 2,074
California Yes 24.8 (23.8, 25.9) 2,767
Montana Yes 23.9 (22.4, 25.6) 1,422
Hawaii Yes 22.9 (21.5, 24.3) 1,479
District of Columbia Yes 22.5 (20.0, 25.2) 908
Colorado Yes 20.6 (19.5, 21.7) 2,661
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/10/2016 7:39 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 2015 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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