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 2014 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 Percent
State
sort sort alphabetically by nameascending
Met
Objective
of 12.0%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentdescending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 17.4 (17.2, 17.7) 65,257
Utah Yes 9.7 (9.1, 10.3) 1,213
California No 12.8 (11.9, 13.8) 962
Hawaii No 14.1 (13.0, 15.3) 925
New York No 14.4 (13.3, 15.6) 835
Texas No 14.5 (13.6, 15.6) 1,848
Maryland No 14.6 (13.4, 15.9) 1,425
Massachusetts No 14.7 (13.8, 15.7) 1,912
New Jersey No 15.1 (14.2, 16.1) 1,678
Washington No 15.3 (14.3, 16.4) 1,141
Connecticut No 15.4 (14.2, 16.7) 897
Colorado No 15.7 (14.8, 16.6) 1,586
Idaho No 15.9 (14.5, 17.5) 753
Minnesota No 16.3 (15.6, 17.0) 2,311
Rhode Island No 16.3 (14.8, 17.8) 822
District of Columbia No 16.4 (14.3, 18.7) 484
Vermont No 16.4 (15.3, 17.6) 867
Arizona No 16.5 (15.4, 17.6) 1,811
Illinois No 16.5 (15.1, 18.0) 651
Nevada No 17.0 (15.1, 19.1) 563
Oregon No 17.0 (15.6, 18.5) 667
Nebraska No 17.3 (16.5, 18.2) 3,249
Georgia No 17.4 (16.0, 18.8) 843
Wisconsin No 17.4 (16.0, 18.8) 1,013
New Hampshire No 17.5 (16.1, 19.1) 852
Florida No 17.6 (16.5, 18.8) 1,271
Kansas No 18.1 (17.3, 18.9) 2,036
Iowa No 18.5 (17.3, 19.7) 1,165
South Dakota No 18.6 (17.0, 20.3) 1,170
New Mexico No 19.1 (17.8, 20.6) 1,322
North Carolina No 19.1 (17.9, 20.3) 1,165
Maine No 19.3 (18.1, 20.6) 1,322
Virginia No 19.5 (18.4, 20.7) 1,457
Wyoming No 19.5 (17.7, 21.4) 875
Alaska No 19.9 (18.2, 21.6) 749
Delaware No 19.9 (18.0, 21.9) 655
Montana No 19.9 (18.5, 21.4) 1,211
North Dakota No 19.9 (18.4, 21.5) 1,163
Pennsylvania No 19.9 (18.8, 21.1) 1,809
Missouri No 20.6 (19.2, 22.1) 1,220
Ohio No 21.0 (19.7, 22.4) 1,834
Alabama No 21.1 (19.8, 22.5) 1,490
Oklahoma No 21.1 (19.9, 22.3) 1,427
Michigan No 21.2 (20.0, 22.5) 1,295
South Carolina No 21.5 (20.4, 22.7) 1,829
Indiana No 22.9 (21.8, 24.1) 1,930
Mississippi No 23.0 (21.1, 25.0) 704
Louisiana No 24.0 (22.6, 25.4) 1,319
Tennessee No 24.2 (22.4, 26.2) 969
Arkansas No 24.7 (22.8, 26.8) 917
Kentucky No 26.2 (24.7, 27.7) 2,278
West Virginia No 26.7 (25.3, 28.1) 1,367
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/27/2016 4:34 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 2014 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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