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 2016 BRFSS Data)

Pap Test in Past 3 Years, No Hysterectomy
All Races (includes Hispanic), Female, Ages 21-65
Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-15
Increase the proportion of women who receive a cervical cancer screening based on the most recent guidelines

Sorted by Percent
State
 sort alphabetically by name ascending
Met
Objective
of 93.0%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
 sort by percent descending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 79.9 (79.4, 80.3) 103,015
Arkansas No 72.9 (69.3, 76.2) 1,101
Arizona No 73.0 (70.4, 75.4) 2,191
Idaho No 73.4 (69.9, 76.6) 948
Wyoming No 73.8 (69.6, 77.6) 761
Washington No 74.2 (72.6, 75.8) 3,273
Indiana No 75.0 (72.7, 77.2) 1,999
Nevada No 75.0 (71.0, 78.5) 847
Texas No 75.8 (72.6, 78.7) 2,176
Utah No 76.0 (73.9, 78.0) 2,225
Pennsylvania No 77.5 (74.9, 79.9) 1,618
Vermont No 78.0 (75.5, 80.3) 1,735
Puerto Rico No 78.1 (75.4, 80.6) 1,447
Nebraska No 78.2 (76.0, 80.1) 3,094
New Mexico No 78.4 (75.3, 81.2) 1,210
Oregon No 78.5 (75.8, 81.0) 1,128
North Dakota No 78.6 (75.5, 81.4) 1,070
Florida No 78.7 (76.9, 80.4) 6,745
Missouri No 79.0 (75.9, 81.7) 1,255
New Hampshire No 79.0 (76.5, 81.4) 1,539
Kansas No 79.3 (77.3, 81.2) 2,338
Oklahoma No 79.3 (76.7, 81.6) 1,289
Alaska No 79.4 (75.1, 83.1) 685
South Carolina No 79.4 (77.1, 81.5) 2,127
Delaware No 79.8 (75.7, 83.3) 907
Tennessee No 79.9 (76.9, 82.6) 1,195
Alabama No 80.0 (77.3, 82.4) 1,427
Montana No 80.0 (76.9, 82.8) 1,081
West Virginia No 80.0 (77.8, 82.1) 1,623
Georgia No 80.1 (77.2, 82.7) 1,066
Kentucky No 80.4 (78.0, 82.6) 2,243
Maryland No 80.5 (78.9, 82.1) 5,051
New York No 80.5 (78.8, 82.1) 7,757
Colorado No 80.9 (79.1, 82.5) 3,053
Maine No 81.3 (78.8, 83.5) 2,205
South Dakota No 81.3 (77.7, 84.5) 1,227
California No 81.5 (79.7, 83.2) 2,696
Iowa No 81.6 (79.1, 83.8) 1,495
Michigan No 81.6 (79.8, 83.3) 2,730
Virginia No 81.6 (79.4, 83.5) 2,112
Hawaii No 81.7 (79.4, 83.8) 1,863
Louisiana No 81.9 (78.2, 85.1) 988
New Jersey No 82.1 (79.5, 84.4) 1,916
Minnesota No 82.3 (80.9, 83.6) 3,887
Rhode Island No 82.4 (80.0, 84.5) 1,591
Ohio No 82.5 (80.3, 84.4) 2,560
Connecticut No 82.8 (81.0, 84.5) 2,994
Mississippi No 83.1 (80.1, 85.7) 1,069
Wisconsin No 83.1 (80.3, 85.7) 1,129
Illinois No 83.7 (81.2, 85.9) 1,118
Massachusetts No 83.7 (81.5, 85.6) 1,993
North Carolina No 84.1 (81.9, 86.1) 1,514
District of Columbia No 84.8 (81.9, 87.3) 1,171
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/25/2018 5:46 am.

1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives are managed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2 2016 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.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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