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)

No Leisure Time Physical Activity
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 18+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: PA-1
Reduce the proportion of adults who engage in no leisure-time physical activity

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 32.6%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent ascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States Yes 22.4 N/A
Puerto Rico No 45.83 (43.60, 48.06) 2,219
Kentucky Yes 30.56 (28.74, 32.38) 1,250
Mississippi Yes 30.01 (28.54, 31.48) 2,110
Arkansas Yes 29.73 (27.99, 31.47) 1,734
West Virginia Yes 29.68 (28.27, 31.09) 1,849
Louisiana Yes 29.03 (27.31, 30.75) 1,409
Alabama Yes 28.82 (27.23, 30.41) 1,565
Oklahoma Yes 28.58 (27.03, 30.13) 1,536
Florida Yes 26.80 (25.08, 28.52) 3,414
South Carolina Yes 26.64 (24.86, 28.42) 1,076
Indiana Yes 26.28 (25.14, 27.42) 2,346
Missouri Yes 25.71 (24.49, 26.93) 2,527
Texas Yes 25.60 (23.95, 27.25) 3,023
New York Yes 25.56 (24.54, 26.58) 3,530
Nevada Yes 25.40 (22.87, 27.93) 569
Illinois Yes 25.32 (23.32, 27.32) 886
Georgia Yes 24.85 (23.40, 26.30) 2,598
Delaware Yes 24.72 (22.84, 26.60) 1,085
North Dakota Yes 24.62 (22.86, 26.38) 1,158
Tennessee Yes 24.55 (22.88, 26.22) 1,178
Ohio Yes 24.53 (23.55, 25.51) 4,067
Pennsylvania Yes 24.49 (22.90, 26.08) 1,236
Iowa Yes 23.58 (22.56, 24.60) 2,330
Rhode Island Yes 23.49 (21.82, 25.16) 1,183
New Mexico Yes 23.02 (21.35, 24.69) 1,630
North Carolina Yes 22.67 (21.30, 24.04) 1,344
Wyoming Yes 22.43 (20.78, 24.08) 1,247
Arizona Yes 22.38 (21.22, 23.54) 2,400
South Dakota Yes 22.35 (20.21, 24.49) 1,761
Kansas Yes 22.04 (21.00, 23.08) 2,382
Maine Yes 21.52 (20.30, 22.74) 2,518
Nebraska Yes 21.52 (20.54, 22.50) 3,534
Alaska Yes 21.32 (19.22, 23.42) 827
California Yes 21.22 (19.57, 22.87) 905
New Jersey Yes 21.00 (19.98, 22.02) 2,297
Maryland Yes 20.98 (20.00, 21.96) 3,156
Virginia Yes 20.88 (19.76, 22.00) 2,186
Michigan Yes 20.83 (19.60, 22.06) 1,484
Connecticut Yes 20.61 (19.28, 21.94) 1,809
Idaho Yes 20.52 (19.11, 21.93) 1,315
Wisconsin Yes 20.51 (18.88, 22.14) 1,057
Massachusetts Yes 19.88 (18.59, 21.17) 1,360
New Hampshire Yes 19.26 (17.91, 20.61) 1,324
Hawaii Yes 19.19 (17.96, 20.42) 1,386
Minnesota Yes 19.08 (18.34, 19.82) 3,067
Montana Yes 18.92 (17.76, 20.08) 1,284
Oregon Yes 18.48 (17.23, 19.73) 955
Vermont Yes 18.19 (16.82, 19.56) 1,229
District of Columbia Yes 18.13 (16.25, 20.01) 587
Washington Yes 17.83 (16.95, 18.71) 2,354
Colorado Yes 16.64 (15.78, 17.50) 1,750
Utah Yes 15.94 (15.06, 16.82) 1,831
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/13/2022 11:32 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 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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