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)

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 percentascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 16.7 (16.5, 16.9) 61,223
Kentucky No 25.9 (24.3, 27.7) 1,793
West Virginia No 25.7 (24.3, 27.1) 1,336
Arkansas No 24.9 (22.7, 27.3) 846
Mississippi No 22.5 (20.9, 24.3) 998
Missouri No 22.3 (20.8, 23.8) 1,349
Oklahoma No 22.2 (20.6, 23.8) 1,148
Louisiana No 21.9 (20.2, 23.6) 799
Tennessee No 21.9 (20.3, 23.6) 1,105
Ohio No 21.6 (20.2, 23.0) 1,929
Alabama No 21.4 (20.1, 22.8) 1,393
Michigan No 20.7 (19.6, 21.9) 1,460
Indiana No 20.6 (18.9, 22.3) 917
South Dakota No 20.1 (18.4, 21.9) 1,114
South Carolina No 19.7 (18.6, 20.8) 1,791
Maine No 19.5 (18.1, 20.9) 1,303
Alaska No 19.1 (17.1, 21.3) 639
Wyoming No 19.1 (17.3, 20.9) 773
North Carolina No 19.0 (17.8, 20.3) 1,088
Montana No 18.9 (17.4, 20.5) 934
North Dakota No 18.7 (17.2, 20.3) 725
Iowa No 18.1 (16.7, 19.5) 867
Pennsylvania No 18.1 (16.8, 19.6) 908
Georgia No 17.7 (16.1, 19.3) 663
Kansas No 17.7 (17.1, 18.4) 3,343
Nevada No 17.5 (15.3, 20.0) 446
New Mexico No 17.5 (16.1, 19.1) 956
Delaware No 17.4 (15.7, 19.2) 612
Wisconsin No 17.3 (15.9, 18.8) 948
Nebraska No 17.1 (16.2, 18.1) 2,484
Oregon No 17.1 (15.8, 18.6) 716
Virginia No 16.5 (15.5, 17.7) 1,247
Minnesota No 16.2 (15.4, 17.0) 2,293
District of Columbia No 16.0 (13.7, 18.6) 488
Vermont No 16.0 (14.8, 17.3) 890
New Hampshire No 15.9 (14.6, 17.3) 873
Florida No 15.8 (14.7, 17.0) 1,218
Colorado No 15.6 (14.6, 16.7) 1,673
Rhode Island No 15.5 (14.1, 17.1) 778
New York No 15.2 (14.3, 16.2) 1,574
Texas No 15.2 (14.1, 16.4) 1,817
Illinois No 15.1 (13.8, 16.5) 677
Maryland No 15.1 (13.7, 16.6) 1,396
Washington No 15.0 (14.1, 15.8) 1,843
Hawaii No 14.1 (12.9, 15.4) 857
Arizona No 14.0 (12.9, 15.3) 889
Massachusetts No 14.0 (13.0, 15.0) 1,221
Idaho No 13.8 (12.5, 15.2) 707
Connecticut No 13.5 (12.6, 14.5) 1,309
New Jersey No 13.5 (12.5, 14.6) 1,448
California Yes 11.7 (11.0, 12.4) 1,295
Puerto Rico Yes 10.7 (9.7, 11.9) 462
Utah Yes 9.1 (8.4, 9.8) 885
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/25/2017 4:37 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 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.

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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