Screening and Risk Factors Description
Screening and Risk Factors Table
State Single-Year Estimates
Shows data at the state level related to a number of screening
and risk factors associated with cancer in terms of percent and the sample
survey size. The data for this table is from the Behavioral
Risk Factors Surveillance System Summary Prevalence Report
is compared to the Healthy
target values. You can sort the data on the table by State
name and percent value.
State and County Bias-Adjusted Pooled-Year Estimates
This table gives state and county-level estimates for screening and risk factors associated with cancer.
The estimates in this table combine two surveys:
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
Combining the two surveys means:
Better estimates for states and large counties, because NHIS is used to adjust BRFSS results for response rate and selection bias. Telephone surveys, like BRFSS, tend to have low response rates and donít cover households without landline telephones.
Estimates for small counties, made possible by supplementing the responses from those counties with responses from similar places. These estimates also benefit from the bias adjustment mentioned above.
Data for prior years and details about the methods used to combine the surveys can be found on the Small Area Estimates web site (http://sae.cancer.gov).