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)

Consumed 1 or More Vegetables 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 79.7 N/A
Puerto Rico n/a1 55.62 (53.97, 57.27) 3,208
Louisiana n/a1 74.46 (72.72, 76.20) 3,010
Nevada n/a1 74.84 (72.41, 77.27) 1,971
California n/a1 76.08 (75.02, 77.14) 7,668
New Mexico n/a1 76.35 (74.68, 78.02) 4,209
Illinois n/a1 76.63 (75.20, 78.06) 3,959
Texas n/a1 77.01 (75.38, 78.64) 8,089
Mississippi n/a1 77.05 (75.40, 78.70) 3,460
Wisconsin n/a1 77.20 (75.44, 78.96) 3,505
Iowa n/a1 77.26 (76.22, 78.30) 6,805
Alabama n/a1 77.68 (76.27, 79.09) 4,770
North Dakota n/a1 77.90 (76.19, 79.61) 4,064
Hawaii n/a1 78.05 (76.76, 79.34) 5,571
Arizona n/a1 78.37 (76.70, 80.04) 6,054
Oklahoma n/a1 78.45 (76.94, 79.96) 3,812
New York n/a1 78.49 (77.35, 79.63) 9,369
Arkansas n/a1 78.60 (76.82, 80.38) 3,636
Utah n/a1 78.69 (77.67, 79.71) 8,623
Maryland n/a1 78.71 (77.59, 79.83) 12,532
Florida n/a1 78.78 (77.29, 80.27) 11,528
Indiana n/a1 78.95 (77.73, 80.17) 6,014
Nebraska n/a1 79.25 (78.27, 80.23) 11,322
Michigan n/a1 79.30 (78.18, 80.42) 7,763
Minnesota n/a1 79.38 (78.54, 80.22) 11,091
Rhode Island n/a1 79.60 (77.78, 81.42) 4,172
Delaware n/a1 79.69 (77.67, 81.71) 2,670
Ohio n/a1 79.78 (78.56, 81.00) 9,409
Kansas n/a1 80.06 (79.00, 81.12) 8,070
West Virginia n/a1 80.20 (78.69, 81.71) 3,841
Pennsylvania n/a1 80.21 (78.86, 81.56) 4,861
Kentucky n/a1 80.29 (78.80, 81.78) 5,754
Connecticut n/a1 80.38 (79.07, 81.69) 6,520
Colorado n/a1 80.49 (79.41, 81.57) 6,534
Georgia n/a1 80.98 (79.43, 82.53) 4,962
Missouri n/a1 80.99 (79.66, 82.32) 5,332
Tennessee n/a1 81.02 (79.47, 82.57) 4,202
Alaska n/a1 81.05 (78.46, 83.64) 2,120
Washington n/a1 81.06 (80.06, 82.06) 9,443
South Carolina n/a1 81.27 (79.92, 82.62) 5,116
Wyoming n/a1 81.38 (79.60, 83.16) 3,466
Virginia n/a1 82.07 (80.95, 83.19) 7,213
South Dakota n/a1 82.56 (80.64, 84.48) 4,957
North Carolina n/a1 82.91 (81.46, 84.36) 3,134
Montana n/a1 83.08 (81.90, 84.26) 4,883
Idaho n/a1 83.41 (81.72, 85.10) 4,061
District of Columbia n/a1 83.53 (81.47, 85.59) 1,814
Oregon n/a1 83.58 (82.38, 84.78) 4,687
New Hampshire n/a1 84.06 (82.57, 85.55) 4,266
Massachusetts n/a1 84.53 (83.39, 85.67) 5,882
Maine n/a1 87.50 (86.36, 88.64) 9,154
Vermont n/a1 87.53 (86.20, 88.86) 4,878
New Jersey * * *
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 07/24/2021 7:08 am.
Data not available for this combination of data selections.

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

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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