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)

Had a Mammogram in Past 2 Years
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 50-74
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-17
Increase the proportion of women who receive a breast cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

Sorted by Percent
State
sort sort alphabetically by nameascending
Met
Objective
of 81.1%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentascending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 78.5 (78.0, 78.9) 99,771
Massachusetts Yes 88.1 (86.5, 89.6) 3,964
Delaware Yes 86.1 (83.6, 88.3) 1,118
Rhode Island Yes 85.6 (83.5, 87.4) 1,672
Connecticut Yes 83.9 (81.8, 85.8) 1,846
Hawaii Yes 83.7 (81.1, 86.0) 1,324
Maryland Yes 83.4 (81.5, 85.1) 3,396
New Hampshire Yes 83.3 (81.0, 85.3) 1,504
Maine Yes 83.0 (81.2, 84.7) 2,384
California Yes 82.9 (80.5, 85.0) 1,308
Michigan Yes 81.9 (79.9, 83.7) 2,023
Minnesota Yes 81.7 (80.3, 83.1) 3,350
District of Columbia Yes 81.3 (78.1, 84.1) 954
Iowa No 80.9 (78.8, 82.8) 1,773
North Carolina No 80.7 (78.5, 82.7) 1,553
South Dakota No 80.3 (77.0, 83.2) 1,537
Wisconsin No 80.1 (77.2, 82.7) 1,515
Virginia No 80.0 (77.9, 82.0) 2,205
Georgia No 79.9 (77.4, 82.2) 1,482
Kentucky No 79.6 (77.5, 81.6) 3,030
Louisiana No 79.4 (77.2, 81.4) 1,587
Tennessee No 78.8 (76.0, 81.3) 1,278
Vermont No 78.8 (76.6, 81.0) 1,411
New York No 78.6 (76.1, 80.9) 1,391
Florida No 78.5 (76.4, 80.4) 2,168
New Jersey No 78.2 (75.8, 80.4) 2,818
Illinois No 78.1 (75.3, 80.6) 1,071
Washington No 77.5 (75.4, 79.4) 2,280
Pennsylvania No 77.4 (75.4, 79.3) 2,468
Alabama No 77.0 (74.8, 79.0) 2,302
Oregon No 77.0 (74.2, 79.6) 1,177
South Carolina No 77.0 (75.0, 78.8) 2,534
Texas No 76.7 (74.3, 78.9) 3,135
Arizona No 76.3 (74.4, 78.2) 3,388
Kansas No 76.3 (74.6, 77.9) 2,865
Nebraska No 76.1 (74.5, 77.7) 4,307
North Dakota No 76.0 (73.3, 78.5) 1,720
Ohio No 75.8 (73.5, 77.9) 2,604
West Virginia No 75.5 (73.0, 77.8) 1,382
Colorado No 74.2 (72.3, 76.0) 2,622
Utah No 73.3 (71.3, 75.1) 2,284
Montana No 73.0 (70.2, 75.7) 1,553
Missouri No 72.5 (69.7, 75.2) 1,533
Indiana No 72.4 (70.5, 74.3) 2,392
Nevada No 72.1 (67.8, 76.1) 752
New Mexico No 72.0 (69.4, 74.5) 1,780
Oklahoma No 70.1 (67.9, 72.2) 1,689
Mississippi No 69.6 (66.1, 72.8) 987
Wyoming No 69.4 (66.6, 72.1) 1,394
Alaska No 68.9 (65.0, 72.6) 774
Idaho No 68.9 (65.7, 71.9) 1,031
Arkansas No 68.1 (64.7, 71.3) 1,156
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/27/2016 4:12 am.

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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