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, Ages 40+
    • Mammogram in Past 2 Years, Ages 50-75
    • Pap Smear in Past 3 Years, No Hysterectomy, Ages 18+
    • Had Colonoscopy in Past 10 Years, Ages 50-75
    • Guidance Sufficient CRC, Ages 50-75
    • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT), Ages 50-75
    • Smokers (current), Age 18+
    • Percent of Daily Smokers Who Stopped Smoking for 1 day or Longer in the Past 12 Months, Age 18+
    • Former Smoking Prevalence, Age 18+
    • Former Smoking Prevalence who Quit 1 Year, Age 18+
    • Percent of Workers in Non-Smoking Environments (All People)

    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 2017 through 2019 or 2018 through 2019.

    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 period. 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 2020 BRFSS Data)

Pap Test in Past 3 Years, No Hysterectomy
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 21-65

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States 77.7 N/A
Alaska 69.1 (64.7, 73.6) 620
Utah 70.1 (67.9, 72.3) 1,897
Idaho 71.4 (68.0, 74.7) 962
Wyoming 72.0 (68.0, 76.1) 614
Illinois 72.1 (68.0, 76.3) 753
Oklahoma 72.7 (69.5, 75.9) 823
Washington 72.9 (70.8, 74.9) 2,289
Arizona 74.4 (72.0, 76.8) 1,697
Montana 74.8 (72.1, 77.6) 1,073
Vermont 74.8 (71.7, 77.9) 1,305
Texas 75.0 (72.0, 78.1) 2,011
New Mexico 75.1 (71.8, 78.4) 1,235
North Dakota 75.2 (71.2, 79.2) 690
Colorado 75.4 (73.4, 77.4) 1,936
Indiana 75.7 (73.4, 78.0) 1,498
Nevada 76.0 (71.4, 80.6) 453
Hawaii 76.3 (73.8, 78.7) 1,682
Georgia 76.5 (73.3, 79.7) 1,566
Florida 76.7 (73.1, 80.4) 1,741
Arkansas 76.9 (73.2, 80.6) 667
Delaware 77.0 (73.4, 80.6) 828
Iowa 77.1 (75.0, 79.2) 1,765
Minnesota 77.2 (75.6, 78.7) 3,229
Ohio 77.4 (75.3, 79.5) 2,614
Kansas 77.5 (75.3, 79.6) 1,821
Nebraska 77.7 (75.6, 79.8) 2,541
Massachusetts 77.8 (75.0, 80.5) 1,636
Louisiana 78.1 (74.7, 81.6) 823
Tennessee 78.1 (74.8, 81.4) 887
Missouri 78.2 (75.9, 80.4) 1,678
Oregon 78.2 (75.7, 80.7) 1,099
New Hampshire 78.4 (75.6, 81.2) 1,146
Wisconsin 78.4 (75.3, 81.5) 952
South Carolina 78.6 (75.4, 81.9) 728
Pennsylvania 79.0 (76.1, 81.9) 1,116
West Virginia 79.0 (76.5, 81.5) 1,121
District of Columbia 79.2 (75.6, 82.8) 766
Michigan 79.2 (76.8, 81.5) 1,439
California 79.3 (76.5, 82.1) 1,062
Maryland 79.3 (77.4, 81.2) 2,780
Puerto Rico 79.3 (76.8, 81.8) 1,411
Rhode Island 79.3 (75.9, 82.7) 1,211
Alabama 79.5 (76.6, 82.4) 1,008
New York 79.8 (78.1, 81.6) 3,214
Virginia 79.8 (77.4, 82.1) 1,857
New Jersey 80.1 (78.2, 82.0) 2,496
South Dakota 80.2 (76.3, 84.2) 1,250
Maine 80.4 (78.1, 82.7) 1,905
Kentucky 80.5 (77.4, 83.5) 735
North Carolina 81.9 (79.5, 84.3) 1,266
Mississippi 82.3 (79.9, 84.7) 1,215
Connecticut 82.5 (79.9, 85.0) 2,023
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 02/26/2024 7:23 pm.

2 2020 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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