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 2019 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 26.3 N/A
Puerto Rico No 50.59 (48.98, 52.20) 3,044
Mississippi No 37.74 (35.96, 39.52) 2,025
Oklahoma No 34.02 (32.51, 35.53) 2,124
Kentucky No 32.81 (31.10, 34.52) 2,622
Louisiana Yes 31.88 (30.16, 33.60) 1,392
Alabama Yes 31.49 (30.02, 32.96) 2,205
Arkansas Yes 31.23 (29.43, 33.03) 1,731
West Virginia Yes 31.15 (29.54, 32.76) 1,719
Indiana Yes 30.94 (29.67, 32.21) 2,650
Missouri Yes 30.56 (29.07, 32.05) 2,369
Maine Yes 30.09 (28.68, 31.50) 3,523
Tennessee Yes 30.08 (28.43, 31.73) 1,857
South Dakota Yes 30.03 (27.78, 32.28) 2,058
South Carolina Yes 28.81 (27.34, 30.28) 1,965
Ohio Yes 28.26 (27.01, 29.51) 4,044
North Dakota Yes 28.03 (26.29, 29.77) 1,583
Georgia Yes 27.86 (26.21, 29.51) 2,105
New York Yes 27.24 (26.10, 28.38) 3,545
Texas Yes 27.22 (25.61, 28.83) 3,295
Kansas Yes 27.13 (26.05, 28.21) 2,947
Nebraska Yes 26.91 (25.91, 27.91) 4,493
Delaware Yes 26.62 (24.64, 28.60) 1,012
Florida Yes 26.48 (25.01, 27.95) 4,680
Rhode Island Yes 26.48 (24.68, 28.28) 1,420
Iowa Yes 26.47 (25.43, 27.51) 2,551
Massachusetts Yes 26.38 (25.07, 27.69) 1,911
North Carolina Yes 26.31 (24.72, 27.90) 1,094
Nevada Yes 25.80 (23.43, 28.17) 628
Illinois Yes 25.62 (24.21, 27.03) 1,305
Pennsylvania Yes 25.55 (24.18, 26.92) 1,607
Michigan Yes 25.41 (24.25, 26.57) 2,509
New Mexico Yes 25.35 (23.74, 26.96) 1,478
Virginia Yes 25.30 (24.08, 26.52) 2,505
Wyoming Yes 24.63 (22.83, 26.43) 1,178
Hawaii Yes 24.37 (23.02, 25.72) 1,730
Arizona Yes 24.07 (22.46, 25.68) 2,083
Oregon Yes 23.93 (22.58, 25.28) 1,394
Idaho Yes 23.77 (22.01, 25.53) 1,324
Connecticut Yes 23.49 (22.22, 24.76) 1,932
Maryland Yes 23.36 (22.34, 24.38) 4,090
Wisconsin Yes 23.19 (21.56, 24.82) 1,105
California Yes 22.41 (21.41, 23.41) 2,408
New Hampshire Yes 21.71 (20.16, 23.26) 1,221
Alaska Yes 21.68 (19.13, 24.23) 583
Vermont Yes 20.00 (18.49, 21.51) 1,245
Minnesota Yes 19.91 (19.11, 20.71) 2,869
Montana Yes 19.66 (18.48, 20.84) 1,376
Washington Yes 19.18 (18.24, 20.12) 2,316
District of Columbia Yes 18.98 (16.88, 21.08) 470
Colorado Yes 18.68 (17.66, 19.70) 1,594
Utah Yes 18.49 (17.57, 19.41) 2,189
New Jersey * * *
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/28/2021 9:48 am.
Data not available for this combination of data selections.

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 2019 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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