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)

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 sort alphabetically by nameascending
Met
Objective
of 93.0%?1
Percent 2
(95% Confidence Interval)
sort sort by percentdescending
Number of Respondents with Screening or Risk Factor
United States No 82.3 (81.8, 82.7) 99,190
Idaho No 76.2 (73.0, 79.1) 1,008
Oklahoma No 77.2 (74.7, 79.5) 1,585
Utah No 77.2 (75.6, 78.8) 3,296
Texas No 77.7 (75.6, 79.8) 3,141
Indiana No 78.0 (75.9, 79.9) 2,215
Arkansas No 78.1 (74.2, 81.6) 811
Hawaii No 78.1 (75.3, 80.6) 1,591
Nevada No 78.1 (73.6, 82.0) 789
Alaska No 78.7 (75.3, 81.6) 1,134
New Mexico No 79.0 (76.4, 81.3) 1,861
Florida No 79.5 (77.2, 81.6) 1,856
Arizona No 79.8 (77.5, 81.9) 2,680
West Virginia No 80.3 (78.0, 82.5) 1,327
Missouri No 80.7 (78.1, 83.2) 1,380
Pennsylvania No 80.7 (78.5, 82.8) 2,391
Washington No 81.0 (78.8, 83.1) 2,192
Kentucky No 81.3 (78.9, 83.5) 2,416
Montana No 81.3 (78.6, 83.8) 1,412
Illinois No 81.4 (78.5, 84.0) 1,208
Wyoming No 81.4 (78.1, 84.3) 1,055
Ohio No 81.5 (79.3, 83.5) 2,348
North Dakota No 81.6 (78.5, 84.3) 1,610
Nebraska No 81.7 (80.0, 83.3) 4,615
Kansas No 81.8 (80.1, 83.4) 2,800
South Carolina No 82.5 (80.4, 84.3) 2,186
New York No 82.6 (80.3, 84.7) 1,743
Oregon No 82.9 (80.2, 85.3) 1,003
California No 83.1 (80.9, 85.1) 1,779
Alabama No 83.2 (81.0, 85.2) 1,686
Michigan No 83.5 (81.5, 85.3) 1,884
Mississippi No 83.5 (80.4, 86.2) 835
New Jersey No 83.8 (82.1, 85.5) 3,340
Louisiana No 84.0 (81.7, 86.1) 1,482
Iowa No 84.5 (82.3, 86.5) 1,799
Colorado No 84.6 (83.0, 86.1) 2,897
Georgia No 84.7 (82.3, 86.8) 1,311
South Dakota No 84.7 (81.6, 87.4) 1,707
District of Columbia No 85.0 (81.1, 88.3) 966
Maine No 85.1 (83.0, 86.9) 2,100
Virginia No 85.2 (83.2, 87.0) 2,380
New Hampshire No 85.3 (82.6, 87.7) 1,488
Tennessee No 85.5 (82.6, 88.0) 1,022
North Carolina No 85.8 (83.9, 87.5) 1,627
Vermont No 85.8 (83.9, 87.6) 1,760
Rhode Island No 85.9 (83.4, 88.1) 1,684
Minnesota No 86.1 (84.9, 87.3) 4,091
Delaware No 86.5 (83.5, 89.1) 1,047
Wisconsin No 86.6 (84.3, 88.7) 1,549
Maryland No 86.7 (84.3, 88.9) 3,262
Connecticut No 87.4 (85.3, 89.2) 1,884
Massachusetts No 88.0 (86.4, 89.5) 3,957
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/11/2016 8:47 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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