The Small Area Estimates for Cancer-Related Measures website provides access to several small area estimation projects conducted by the National Cancer Institute. Model-based methods that combine information from one or two large scale national surveys and multiple related sources have been developed to produce state or county level estimates for a number of measures.
Cancer-related measures pertaining to risk factors (e.g., smoking prevalence), screening, policies (e.g., smoke-free laws), and knowledge are of great interest to cancer control planners, policy makers, and researchers at the state and county levels. However, accurate local statistics have often been difficult to obtain.
Model-based estimates for cancer risk factors and screening behaviors derived from the combined responses to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
Model-based estimates for smoking prevalence, smoke-free policies and smoking cessation derived from the responses to the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS).