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)

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

Sorted by Percent
State
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Met Objective?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States n/a1 41.5 (41.2, 41.8) 182,218
Maine n/a1 51.2 (49.7, 52.7) 4,488
Kentucky n/a1 51.1 (49.3, 52.9) 4,126
West Virginia n/a1 50.6 (49.1, 52.1) 2,907
Arkansas n/a1 49.0 (46.6, 51.4) 2,354
Missouri n/a1 48.2 (46.5, 49.9) 3,457
Michigan n/a1 47.1 (45.7, 48.4) 4,005
Oklahoma n/a1 46.9 (45.1, 48.6) 3,145
Tennessee n/a1 46.8 (44.8, 48.8) 2,713
Indiana n/a1 46.2 (44.3, 48.1) 2,630
New Hampshire n/a1 46.2 (44.5, 48.0) 3,302
Montana n/a1 46.1 (44.2, 48.0) 2,750
Alaska n/a1 46.0 (43.3, 48.7) 1,688
Ohio n/a1 46.0 (44.5, 47.6) 5,190
South Dakota n/a1 45.9 (43.9, 48.0) 3,247
Vermont n/a1 45.0 (43.4, 46.6) 3,003
North Carolina n/a1 44.8 (43.3, 46.3) 2,941
South Carolina n/a1 44.7 (43.4, 46.0) 5,112
Delaware n/a1 44.4 (42.2, 46.7) 1,860
Alabama n/a1 44.3 (42.8, 45.9) 3,398
Louisiana n/a1 44.3 (42.4, 46.3) 1,959
Pennsylvania n/a1 44.2 (42.4, 45.9) 2,468
Oregon n/a1 44.1 (42.4, 45.9) 2,299
Florida n/a1 44.0 (42.5, 45.4) 4,426
Mississippi n/a1 43.9 (42.0, 45.8) 2,445
Iowa n/a1 43.7 (42.0, 45.4) 2,597
Wisconsin n/a1 43.6 (41.8, 45.4) 2,721
Wyoming n/a1 43.6 (41.5, 45.7) 2,381
Rhode Island n/a1 43.5 (41.6, 45.4) 2,768
North Dakota n/a1 43.3 (41.4, 45.2) 2,124
Nevada n/a1 43.2 (40.3, 46.1) 1,333
Minnesota n/a1 42.9 (41.9, 43.9) 7,215
Colorado n/a1 42.3 (41.0, 43.7) 5,478
New Mexico n/a1 42.3 (40.4, 44.2) 2,882
Kansas n/a1 41.9 (41.1, 42.7) 9,345
Nebraska n/a1 41.5 (40.3, 42.7) 7,014
Washington n/a1 41.3 (40.2, 42.4) 6,635
Connecticut n/a1 41.0 (39.7, 42.3) 5,011
Massachusetts n/a1 40.9 (39.5, 42.4) 3,826
Georgia n/a1 40.3 (38.3, 42.3) 1,865
Virginia n/a1 40.2 (38.8, 41.6) 3,593
New York n/a1 39.6 (38.4, 40.8) 5,079
Illinois n/a1 39.5 (37.8, 41.3) 2,178
Hawaii n/a1 39.4 (37.7, 41.0) 2,793
Arizona n/a1 39.1 (37.5, 40.7) 3,318
New Jersey n/a1 38.8 (37.4, 40.3) 4,720
Maryland n/a1 38.6 (36.7, 40.4) 5,157
District of Columbia n/a1 37.6 (34.6, 40.7) 1,624
Idaho n/a1 37.5 (35.7, 39.3) 2,176
Texas n/a1 36.7 (35.2, 38.2) 5,507
California n/a1 34.7 (33.6, 35.9) 4,116
Utah n/a1 25.3 (24.3, 26.4) 2,849
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/10/2016 1:52 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.


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