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 2016 BRFSS Data)

Current Smoker
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 18+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: TU-1.1
Reduce tobacco use by adults: Cigarette smoking

Sorted by Name
State
 sort alphabetically by name descending
Met
Objective
of 12.0%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent ascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 16.4 (16.2, 16.6) 68,080
Alabama No 21.5 (20.2, 23.0) 1,260
Alaska No 19.0 (16.9, 21.4) 523
Arizona No 14.7 (13.5, 16.0) 1,310
Arkansas No 23.6 (21.4, 25.9) 854
California Yes 11.0 (10.2, 11.7) 1,139
Colorado No 15.6 (14.7, 16.5) 1,743
Connecticut No 13.3 (12.4, 14.4) 1,150
Delaware No 17.7 (16.0, 19.4) 646
District of Columbia No 14.7 (13.3, 16.2) 561
Florida No 15.5 (14.7, 16.3) 5,475
Georgia No 17.9 (16.5, 19.4) 810
Hawaii No 13.1 (12.0, 14.2) 934
Idaho No 14.5 (13.1, 16.0) 627
Illinois No 15.8 (14.5, 17.2) 623
Indiana No 21.1 (20.0, 22.3) 1,822
Iowa No 16.7 (15.6, 18.0) 951
Kansas No 17.2 (16.3, 18.2) 1,743
Kentucky No 24.5 (23.1, 25.8) 2,019
Louisiana No 22.8 (20.8, 24.8) 883
Maine No 19.8 (18.5, 21.1) 1,527
Maryland No 13.7 (12.9, 14.5) 2,131
Massachusetts No 13.6 (12.6, 14.7) 1,048
Michigan No 20.4 (19.4, 21.4) 1,979
Minnesota No 15.2 (14.5, 15.9) 2,214
Mississippi No 22.7 (21.1, 24.5) 904
Missouri No 22.1 (20.6, 23.8) 1,285
Montana No 18.5 (17.1, 20.1) 951
Nebraska No 17.0 (16.0, 18.1) 2,191
Nevada No 16.5 (14.9, 18.2) 641
New Hampshire No 18.0 (16.5, 19.7) 842
New Jersey No 14.0 (12.7, 15.4) 977
New Mexico No 16.6 (15.1, 18.2) 838
New York No 14.2 (13.4, 15.0) 5,228
North Carolina No 17.9 (16.7, 19.1) 1,078
North Dakota No 19.8 (18.3, 21.3) 838
Ohio No 22.5 (21.3, 23.8) 2,169
Oklahoma No 19.6 (18.2, 21.1) 1,010
Oregon No 16.2 (15.0, 17.5) 717
Pennsylvania No 18.0 (16.7, 19.2) 1,045
Puerto Rico Yes 10.6 (9.4, 11.9) 495
Rhode Island No 14.4 (13.1, 15.9) 730
South Carolina No 20.0 (18.9, 21.2) 1,703
South Dakota No 18.1 (16.3, 20.0) 861
Tennessee No 22.1 (20.5, 23.7) 1,178
Texas No 14.3 (13.1, 15.5) 1,459
Utah Yes 8.8 (8.0, 9.6) 807
Vermont No 17.0 (15.7, 18.5) 906
Virginia No 15.3 (14.4, 16.3) 1,262
Washington No 13.9 (13.2, 14.8) 1,603
West Virginia No 24.8 (23.6, 26.1) 1,523
Wisconsin No 17.1 (15.6, 18.6) 738
Wyoming No 18.9 (17.1, 21.0) 624
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2018 12:57 am.

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 2016 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.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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