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)

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 24.2 (24.0, 24.5) 120,649
Puerto Rico No 41.7 (39.9, 43.5) 2,475
Arkansas Yes 32.5 (30.3, 34.8) 1,893
Mississippi Yes 30.3 (28.6, 32.0) 1,695
Florida Yes 29.8 (28.8, 30.8) 12,248
Kentucky Yes 29.8 (28.4, 31.2) 3,124
New Jersey Yes 29.8 (28.1, 31.4) 2,337
Alabama Yes 29.4 (28.0, 30.9) 2,178
Georgia Yes 29.4 (27.8, 31.1) 1,703
Louisiana Yes 29.1 (27.2, 31.1) 1,671
Oklahoma Yes 28.5 (27.1, 29.9) 2,161
West Virginia Yes 28.5 (27.3, 29.8) 2,048
Tennessee Yes 28.4 (26.8, 30.1) 1,874
South Carolina Yes 26.9 (25.7, 28.0) 3,311
Indiana Yes 26.8 (25.6, 28.0) 3,207
Delaware Yes 26.6 (24.8, 28.5) 1,197
New York Yes 26.3 (25.4, 27.4) 8,966
Ohio Yes 25.9 (24.7, 27.1) 3,740
Texas Yes 25.2 (23.7, 26.7) 3,370
Missouri Yes 24.9 (23.4, 26.5) 2,055
Nevada Yes 24.7 (22.8, 26.6) 1,045
Rhode Island Yes 24.4 (22.8, 26.0) 1,398
Illinois Yes 23.9 (22.4, 25.5) 1,171
Michigan Yes 23.9 (22.9, 24.9) 2,827
Kansas Yes 23.5 (22.5, 24.5) 3,023
North Carolina Yes 23.3 (22.0, 24.6) 1,602
Virginia Yes 23.3 (22.2, 24.5) 2,170
Arizona Yes 23.1 (21.7, 24.5) 2,809
Maryland Yes 23.1 (22.2, 24.1) 4,572
Wyoming Yes 23.1 (21.3, 25.1) 1,176
Pennsylvania Yes 22.9 (21.6, 24.2) 1,538
Iowa Yes 22.7 (21.5, 23.9) 1,823
Nebraska Yes 22.4 (21.4, 23.5) 3,968
North Dakota Yes 22.2 (20.8, 23.6) 1,408
Connecticut Yes 21.3 (20.2, 22.4) 2,376
Hawaii Yes 20.8 (19.5, 22.1) 1,566
Maine Yes 20.6 (19.4, 21.8) 2,109
California Yes 20.5 (19.5, 21.5) 2,231
New Mexico Yes 20.3 (18.8, 21.8) 1,378
Idaho Yes 20.2 (18.7, 21.8) 1,233
Massachusetts Yes 20.0 (18.8, 21.3) 1,758
Wisconsin Yes 20.0 (18.5, 21.5) 1,137
Montana Yes 19.9 (18.5, 21.4) 1,362
Vermont Yes 19.5 (18.2, 20.9) 1,333
New Hampshire Yes 19.3 (18.0, 20.7) 1,418
Alaska Yes 19.1 (16.6, 21.9) 593
South Dakota Yes 18.9 (17.2, 20.7) 1,156
Minnesota Yes 18.0 (17.3, 18.7) 3,109
Washington Yes 17.6 (16.8, 18.5) 2,524
Oregon Yes 17.2 (16.0, 18.5) 903
District of Columbia Yes 16.2 (14.8, 17.7) 718
Colorado Yes 15.8 (15.1, 16.6) 2,470
Utah Yes 15.7 (14.8, 16.6) 1,967
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/18/2018 2:09 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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