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 2017 BRFSS Data)

Ever Smoked 100 Cigarettes
All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, Ages 18+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: n/a

Sorted by Name
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 41.9 N/A
Wyoming n/a1 44.69 (42.81, 46.57) 1,917
Wisconsin n/a1 41.70 (39.90, 43.50) 2,428
West Virginia n/a1 52.29 (50.60, 53.98) 2,717
Washington n/a1 40.73 (39.61, 41.85) 5,436
Virginia n/a1 40.19 (38.78, 41.60) 3,992
Vermont n/a1 45.36 (43.64, 47.08) 2,938
Utah n/a1 23.91 (22.85, 24.97) 2,476
Texas n/a1 35.72 (33.88, 37.56) 4,480
Tennessee n/a1 46.47 (44.61, 48.33) 2,664
South Dakota n/a1 44.96 (42.69, 47.23) 3,152
South Carolina n/a1 45.26 (43.93, 46.59) 4,912
Rhode Island n/a1 43.54 (41.60, 45.48) 2,529
Puerto Rico n/a1 29.94 (28.08, 31.80) 1,275
Pennsylvania n/a1 45.74 (44.11, 47.37) 2,941
Oregon n/a1 41.92 (40.29, 43.55) 2,182
Oklahoma n/a1 44.72 (43.09, 46.35) 2,866
Ohio n/a1 45.57 (44.22, 46.92) 5,383
North Dakota n/a1 43.33 (41.70, 44.96) 3,018
North Carolina n/a1 43.13 (41.27, 44.99) 2,078
New York n/a1 37.28 (36.06, 38.50) 4,752
New Mexico n/a1 41.41 (39.65, 43.17) 2,732
New Jersey n/a1 39.09 (37.56, 40.62) 4,755
New Hampshire n/a1 46.02 (44.04, 48.00) 2,637
Nevada n/a1 41.56 (39.13, 43.99) 1,664
Nebraska n/a1 40.09 (38.86, 41.32) 5,932
Montana n/a1 44.42 (42.64, 46.20) 2,673
Missouri n/a1 46.61 (44.98, 48.24) 3,397
Mississippi n/a1 43.90 (41.82, 45.98) 2,064
Minnesota n/a1 40.91 (39.93, 41.89) 6,997
Michigan n/a1 46.06 (44.84, 47.28) 4,781
Massachusetts n/a1 38.77 (36.89, 40.65) 2,837
Maryland n/a1 35.91 (34.62, 37.20) 5,396
Maine n/a1 49.09 (47.48, 50.70) 4,637
Louisiana n/a1 46.00 (44.10, 47.90) 2,068
Kentucky n/a1 50.19 (48.45, 51.93) 4,043
Kansas n/a1 41.75 (40.89, 42.61) 8,596
Iowa n/a1 41.72 (40.39, 43.05) 3,157
Indiana n/a1 46.33 (45.17, 47.49) 6,112
Illinois n/a1 38.52 (36.85, 40.19) 2,115
Idaho n/a1 38.30 (36.38, 40.22) 1,802
Hawaii n/a1 39.49 (37.94, 41.04) 3,069
Georgia n/a1 37.80 (36.17, 39.43) 2,260
Florida n/a1 41.06 (39.55, 42.57) 9,832
District of Columbia n/a1 32.84 (30.84, 34.84) 1,402
Delaware n/a1 42.13 (39.95, 44.31) 1,726
Connecticut n/a1 38.76 (37.45, 40.07) 4,294
Colorado n/a1 40.24 (38.99, 41.49) 3,705
California n/a1 33.73 (32.36, 35.10) 3,085
Arkansas n/a1 47.86 (45.33, 50.39) 2,372
Arizona n/a1 40.27 (39.23, 41.31) 6,365
Alaska n/a1 46.88 (43.92, 49.84) 1,472
Alabama n/a1 44.38 (42.73, 46.03) 2,840
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/25/2019 1:45 pm.

1 n/a - There is not a specific Healthy People 2020 Objective for this data item.
2 2017 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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