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)

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 ascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 77.9 (77.7, 78.2) 304,521
Oregon n/a1 83.5 (82.0, 84.9) 3,976
Washington n/a1 83.2 (82.3, 84.0) 12,275
New Hampshire n/a1 82.7 (81.2, 84.1) 5,209
Vermont n/a1 82.4 (81.0, 83.7) 4,908
Colorado n/a1 82.2 (81.0, 83.3) 9,368
Maine n/a1 81.7 (80.4, 82.9) 6,978
Massachusetts n/a1 81.7 (80.4, 82.9) 6,368
California n/a1 81.4 (80.4, 82.4) 8,995
Idaho n/a1 81.4 (79.7, 82.9) 4,297
Alaska n/a1 81.1 (78.8, 83.2) 2,673
District of Columbia n/a1 81.0 (78.0, 83.6) 2,828
Nevada n/a1 80.8 (78.2, 83.2) 2,144
Montana n/a1 80.7 (79.2, 82.2) 4,413
Connecticut n/a1 80.5 (79.3, 81.7) 8,513
Texas n/a1 80.5 (79.1, 81.8) 10,080
Utah n/a1 80.0 (79.0, 81.0) 8,427
Arizona n/a1 79.5 (77.9, 80.9) 5,651
Delaware n/a1 79.3 (77.3, 81.2) 2,852
Florida n/a1 78.7 (77.3, 79.9) 6,839
Maryland n/a1 78.7 (76.9, 80.3) 8,955
Hawaii n/a1 78.6 (77.1, 80.0) 5,186
New Mexico n/a1 78.5 (76.8, 80.1) 4,780
Wyoming n/a1 78.5 (76.4, 80.4) 3,934
North Carolina n/a1 78.4 (77.1, 79.7) 4,781
Virginia n/a1 78.3 (76.9, 79.5) 6,270
New Jersey n/a1 77.9 (76.5, 79.2) 7,995
Kansas n/a1 77.7 (76.9, 78.4) 15,850
Minnesota n/a1 77.6 (76.8, 78.5) 11,869
New York n/a1 77.6 (76.5, 78.7) 8,477
Tennessee n/a1 77.4 (75.6, 79.2) 3,992
Missouri n/a1 76.7 (75.2, 78.2) 5,055
Rhode Island n/a1 76.5 (74.6, 78.3) 4,232
Wisconsin n/a1 76.0 (74.4, 77.6) 4,243
Pennsylvania n/a1 75.8 (74.1, 77.4) 3,984
Illinois n/a1 75.7 (74.0, 77.2) 3,784
Oklahoma n/a1 75.5 (73.9, 77.1) 4,851
Puerto Rico n/a1 75.5 (74.1, 77.0) 3,932
Kentucky n/a1 75.4 (73.8, 77.0) 5,925
Georgia n/a1 75.3 (73.3, 77.2) 3,147
Michigan n/a1 75.3 (74.0, 76.5) 6,363
Nebraska n/a1 75.3 (74.1, 76.3) 12,208
Ohio n/a1 75.3 (73.8, 76.6) 7,980
South Carolina n/a1 74.6 (73.4, 75.8) 7,822
South Dakota n/a1 73.9 (71.9, 75.8) 5,146
West Virginia n/a1 73.5 (72.1, 74.9) 4,087
Indiana n/a1 73.3 (71.5, 75.1) 4,063
Iowa n/a1 73.1 (71.5, 74.7) 4,172
North Dakota n/a1 72.5 (70.7, 74.3) 3,390
Alabama n/a1 72.2 (70.6, 73.7) 5,130
Arkansas n/a1 71.9 (69.5, 74.2) 3,384
Louisiana n/a1 69.0 (67.1, 70.9) 2,841
Mississippi n/a1 68.8 (66.9, 70.7) 3,831
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 05/26/2019 9:23 am.

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

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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