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 2017 BRFSS Data)

Consumed 1 or More Fruits per Day
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 18+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: n/a

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met Objective?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 63.4 N/A
Puerto Rico n/a1 43.97 (41.99, 45.95) 2,003
Mississippi n/a1 53.73 (51.55, 55.91) 2,544
Oklahoma n/a1 54.21 (52.50, 55.92) 3,388
Louisiana n/a1 54.98 (53.00, 56.96) 2,390
West Virginia n/a1 55.06 (53.35, 56.77) 2,893
Alabama n/a1 55.15 (53.43, 56.87) 3,523
Arkansas n/a1 55.64 (53.03, 58.25) 2,870
Kentucky n/a1 57.34 (55.56, 59.12) 4,610
Indiana n/a1 59.35 (58.19, 60.51) 7,909
South Carolina n/a1 59.44 (58.07, 60.81) 6,333
Missouri n/a1 60.06 (58.43, 61.69) 4,403
Texas n/a1 60.58 (58.64, 62.52) 6,824
Tennessee n/a1 61.13 (59.25, 63.01) 3,158
Georgia n/a1 61.40 (59.71, 63.09) 3,392
Ohio n/a1 62.30 (60.95, 63.65) 7,152
Wyoming n/a1 62.38 (60.48, 64.28) 2,761
Nevada n/a1 62.43 (59.94, 64.92) 2,322
Kansas n/a1 62.45 (61.59, 63.31) 12,512
New Mexico n/a1 62.55 (60.75, 64.35) 3,857
North Carolina n/a1 62.64 (60.76, 64.52) 2,885
Hawaii n/a1 62.99 (61.42, 64.56) 4,772
Arizona n/a1 63.00 (61.94, 64.06) 9,048
Alaska n/a1 63.12 (60.14, 66.10) 1,887
South Dakota n/a1 63.12 (60.89, 65.35) 4,332
Nebraska n/a1 63.15 (61.90, 64.40) 9,268
North Dakota n/a1 63.20 (61.57, 64.83) 4,277
Virginia n/a1 63.39 (61.92, 64.86) 5,841
Michigan n/a1 63.61 (62.39, 64.83) 6,780
Montana n/a1 63.62 (61.86, 65.38) 3,630
Iowa n/a1 64.40 (63.07, 65.73) 4,720
Idaho n/a1 64.58 (62.66, 66.50) 3,051
Delaware n/a1 64.64 (62.41, 66.87) 2,434
Maryland n/a1 65.68 (64.29, 67.07) 8,282
Florida n/a1 65.72 (64.17, 67.27) 12,511
Pennsylvania n/a1 65.96 (64.39, 67.53) 4,027
New Jersey n/a1 66.36 (64.81, 67.91) 7,332
New York n/a1 66.53 (65.28, 67.78) 7,405
Rhode Island n/a1 66.55 (64.59, 68.51) 3,549
Illinois n/a1 66.70 (65.01, 68.39) 3,607
Colorado n/a1 66.99 (65.74, 68.24) 5,904
Oregon n/a1 67.09 (65.46, 68.72) 3,339
California n/a1 67.53 (66.12, 68.94) 5,710
Wisconsin n/a1 67.59 (65.83, 69.35) 3,648
Minnesota n/a1 67.75 (66.77, 68.73) 10,876
Utah n/a1 67.88 (66.66, 69.10) 6,623
Washington n/a1 68.16 (67.06, 69.26) 8,605
Maine n/a1 68.62 (67.09, 70.15) 6,486
Connecticut n/a1 68.75 (67.42, 70.08) 6,769
Massachusetts n/a1 68.78 (66.90, 70.66) 4,451
District of Columbia n/a1 68.90 (66.74, 71.06) 2,497
New Hampshire n/a1 69.90 (67.98, 71.82) 3,827
Vermont n/a1 70.42 (68.75, 72.09) 4,278
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/20/2019 9:33 am.

1 n/a - There is not a specific Healthy People 2020 Objective for this data item.
2 2017 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.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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