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)

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
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Met
Objective
of 32.6%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States Yes 25.9 (25.6, 26.1) 104,333
Mississippi No 36.8 (35.0, 38.7) 2,235
Arkansas No 34.2 (31.9, 36.5) 1,769
Oklahoma No 33.2 (31.5, 34.9) 2,246
Kentucky Yes 32.5 (30.8, 34.2) 2,765
Alabama Yes 31.9 (30.4, 33.4) 2,418
Louisiana Yes 31.9 (30.1, 33.8) 1,457
West Virginia Yes 30.8 (29.4, 32.3) 1,769
Tennessee Yes 30.4 (28.5, 32.3) 1,710
Texas Yes 29.5 (28.0, 31.0) 4,031
Delaware Yes 29.4 (27.3, 31.6) 1,148
Indiana Yes 29.4 (27.7, 31.2) 1,639
New York Yes 29.3 (28.2, 30.5) 3,125
Rhode Island Yes 28.1 (26.3, 29.9) 1,534
Pennsylvania Yes 27.8 (26.2, 29.5) 1,439
Georgia Yes 27.3 (25.5, 29.2) 1,227
New Jersey Yes 27.2 (25.9, 28.6) 2,889
Missouri Yes 27.0 (25.6, 28.5) 2,048
Ohio Yes 27.0 (25.7, 28.4) 3,281
North Dakota Yes 26.8 (25.2, 28.5) 1,305
South Carolina Yes 26.7 (25.6, 27.9) 2,978
Kansas Yes 26.5 (25.8, 27.3) 5,698
Massachusetts Yes 26.5 (25.1, 27.9) 2,116
Iowa Yes 26.3 (24.8, 27.9) 1,596
Florida Yes 26.2 (24.9, 27.6) 2,265
North Carolina Yes 26.2 (24.9, 27.5) 1,671
Wyoming Yes 26.2 (24.3, 28.2) 1,406
Michigan Yes 25.5 (24.3, 26.7) 2,034
Nebraska Yes 25.3 (24.3, 26.4) 4,607
Virginia Yes 25.1 (23.8, 26.5) 2,075
Illinois Yes 24.8 (23.3, 26.4) 1,288
Maine Yes 24.8 (23.5, 26.1) 2,131
Arizona Yes 24.7 (23.2, 26.3) 1,727
Nevada Yes 24.7 (22.2, 27.3) 668
Maryland Yes 24.1 (22.5, 25.8) 3,006
Connecticut Yes 23.5 (22.3, 24.7) 2,475
New Hampshire Yes 22.6 (21.2, 24.1) 1,527
New Mexico Yes 22.6 (21.1, 24.2) 1,502
Hawaii Yes 22.5 (21.1, 23.9) 1,437
Montana Yes 22.5 (21.0, 24.1) 1,445
Vermont Yes 22.2 (20.8, 23.7) 1,277
Alaska Yes 22.0 (19.7, 24.4) 772
Minnesota Yes 21.8 (20.9, 22.6) 3,432
Wisconsin Yes 21.6 (20.2, 23.2) 1,290
South Dakota Yes 21.5 (19.8, 23.2) 1,597
Idaho Yes 21.2 (19.6, 22.8) 1,255
Utah Yes 20.3 (19.3, 21.2) 2,228
California Yes 20.0 (19.0, 20.9) 2,111
District of Columbia Yes 19.4 (17.1, 22.1) 744
Washington Yes 19.0 (18.1, 19.9) 2,849
Oregon Yes 18.8 (17.3, 20.3) 876
Colorado Yes 17.9 (16.8, 18.9) 2,215
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/08/2016 10:49 pm.

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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