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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening

A Prostate-Specific Antigen test, also called a PSA test, is a blood test used to check men for prostate cancer. Have you ever had a PSA test?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,326 850 62.5 58.6-66.2 476 37.5 33.8-41.4
RACE
White 1,090 716 64.1 59.8-68.1 374 35.9 31.9-40.2
African American 181 111 62.0 51.6-71.4 70 38.0 28.6-48.4
Other Minorities 42 15 33.0 16.9-54.5 27 67.0 45.5-83.1
HISPANIC
Yes 21 14 58.6 30.9-81.7 7 41.4 18.3-69.1
No 1,301 833 62.5 58.6-66.3 468 37.5 33.7-41.4
AGE
40-44 228 84 39.5 30.8-48.9 144 60.5 51.1-69.2
45-54 409 209 47.0 39.9-54.3 200 53.0 45.7-60.1
55-64 315 249 81.1 74.3-86.4 66 18.9 13.6-25.7
65+ 374 308 82.1 75.9-87.1 66 17.9 12.9-24.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 236 135 55.1 46.0-63.8 101 44.9 36.2-54.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 337 203 59.6 52.0-66.8 134 40.4 33.2-48.0
Some Post-H.S. 290 196 68.8 60.5-76.0 94 31.2 24.0-39.5
College Graduate 456 312 66.4 59.8-72.4 144 33.6 27.6-40.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 116 60 52.1 38.8-65.0 56 47.9 35.0-61.2
$15,000- 24,999 177 105 56.9 46.0-67.2 72 43.1 32.8-54.0
$25,000- 34,999 159 97 62.1 51.2-71.9 62 37.9 28.1-48.8
$35,000- 49,999 201 126 61.9 51.9-70.9 75 38.1 29.1-48.1
$50,000+ 418 276 64.6 57.8-70.9 142 35.4 29.1-42.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 94 51 52.4 41.7-63.0 43 47.6 37.0-58.3
Cumberland 81 60 76.3 65.4-84.6 21 23.7 15.4-34.6
Durham 69 50 78.4 65.7-87.3 19 21.6 12.7-34.3
Forsyth 110 78 67.8 57.6-76.6 32 32.2 23.4-42.4
Gaston 107 63 57.4 47.2-67.1 44 42.6 32.9-52.8
Guilford 85 54 63.1 51.3-73.6 31 36.9 26.4-48.7
Mecklenburg 87 58 63.8 52.3-73.9 29 36.2 26.1-47.7
New Hanover 99 60 59.6 48.9-69.4 39 40.4 30.6-51.1
Onslow 84 57 68.8 56.6-78.9 27 31.2 21.1-43.4
Wake 74 44 57.4 44.9-69.1 30 42.6 30.9-55.1
Western NC 160 98 60.2 51.6-68.3 62 39.8 31.7-48.4
Piedmont NC 147 88 59.2 49.8-68.1 59 40.8 31.9-50.2
Eastern NC 129 89 65.9 56.0-74.6 40 34.1 25.4-44.0

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* This question was asked only of male respondents who reported being age 40 and older.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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