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 2018 BRFSS Data)

Had a Mammogram in Past 2 Years
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 40+
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: n/a

Sorted by Percent
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 71.8 N/A
Hawaii n/a1 79.65 (77.26, 82.04) 2,239
Puerto Rico n/a1 79.53 (77.35, 81.71) 1,661
Massachusetts n/a1 79.08 (76.85, 81.31) 1,999
Delaware n/a1 78.87 (76.52, 81.22) 1,658
Rhode Island n/a1 78.79 (76.56, 81.02) 1,827
Connecticut n/a1 77.94 (76.23, 79.65) 3,599
Florida n/a1 76.84 (74.86, 78.82) 4,485
Virginia n/a1 76.34 (74.56, 78.12) 3,260
Maryland n/a1 76.05 (74.60, 77.50) 5,845
South Dakota n/a1 76.04 (73.02, 79.06) 2,197
New York n/a1 75.97 (74.46, 77.48) 9,682
New Hampshire n/a1 75.73 (73.57, 77.89) 1,944
New Jersey n/a1 75.48 (70.87, 80.09) 828
Minnesota n/a1 75.15 (73.82, 76.48) 4,759
Louisiana n/a1 75.11 (72.44, 77.78) 1,460
Maine n/a1 74.90 (73.04, 76.76) 3,863
North Carolina n/a1 74.84 (72.08, 77.60) 1,330
Alabama n/a1 74.27 (72.17, 76.37) 2,234
Iowa n/a1 74.02 (72.37, 75.67) 2,541
Georgia n/a1 74.01 (72.11, 75.91) 2,741
Ohio n/a1 73.84 (72.17, 75.51) 4,296
Michigan n/a1 73.34 (71.52, 75.16) 2,922
Illinois n/a1 73.08 (70.63, 75.53) 1,402
District of Columbia n/a1 72.51 (69.79, 75.23) 1,278
California n/a1 72.05 (69.91, 74.19) 2,578
Pennsylvania n/a1 72.05 (69.50, 74.60) 1,608
Wisconsin n/a1 71.84 (69.04, 74.64) 1,428
Oregon n/a1 71.38 (68.87, 73.89) 1,587
Tennessee n/a1 71.11 (68.31, 73.91) 1,408
West Virginia n/a1 71.09 (68.78, 73.40) 1,618
North Dakota n/a1 71.08 (68.43, 73.73) 1,764
South Carolina n/a1 70.85 (69.05, 72.65) 3,870
Indiana n/a1 70.72 (68.74, 72.70) 2,336
Missouri n/a1 69.44 (66.97, 71.91) 1,965
Oklahoma n/a1 69.35 (66.90, 71.80) 1,600
Nebraska n/a1 69.29 (67.53, 71.05) 4,076
Arizona n/a1 69.17 (66.43, 71.91) 2,114
Kansas n/a1 69.14 (67.43, 70.85) 3,058
Texas n/a1 68.63 (65.12, 72.14) 2,988
Kentucky n/a1 68.59 (65.94, 71.24) 2,758
Vermont n/a1 68.20 (65.85, 70.55) 1,949
Montana n/a1 67.31 (64.51, 70.11) 1,443
Arkansas n/a1 66.56 (63.97, 69.15) 1,861
Nevada n/a1 66.36 (62.17, 70.55) 801
Washington n/a1 66.14 (64.30, 67.98) 3,438
Mississippi n/a1 65.27 (62.86, 67.68) 1,730
New Mexico n/a1 64.01 (61.48, 66.54) 1,688
Utah n/a1 63.99 (61.91, 66.07) 2,162
Colorado n/a1 63.90 (61.88, 65.92) 2,082
Wyoming n/a1 61.59 (58.89, 64.29) 1,288
Idaho n/a1 61.35 (57.80, 64.90) 831
Alaska n/a1 60.98 (56.61, 65.35) 657
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 08/07/2020 5:23 pm.

1 n/a - Due to a difference in the age group populations for the Healthy People 2020 Objective for mammography (ages 50-74) and the screening data (ages 40+), the Healthy People 2020 Objective is not shown.
2 2018 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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