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2002 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening

How long has it been since you had your last PSA test?*

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  Total
Respond.#
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,568 705 43.0 39.4-46.7 164 11.1 9.0-13.6 53 3.3 2.3- 4.7 77 4.5 3.3- 6.2 569 38.0 34.5-41.6
RACE
White 1,229 556 43.6 39.5-47.7 128 11.2 8.9-14.1 44 3.3 2.2- 4.9 59 4.6 3.1- 6.6 442 37.4 33.4-41.5
African American 224 108 45.6 36.7-54.8 23 9.5 5.5-16.0 7 3.5 1.5- 8.1 8 2.9 1.1- 7.4 78 38.4 29.9-47.7
Asian 19 6 18.4 6.0-44.5 3 40.8 10.9-79.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.2 0.3-15.6 9 38.6 13.3-71.9
Native American 46 21 43.1 22.8-66.0 4 17.3 3.6-53.9 1 1.3 0.2- 9.1 6 18.3 6.8-41.0 14 20.0 9.0-38.7
Other Minorities 42 11 23.3 11.1-42.6 5 8.0 2.7-21.5 1 5.6 0.8-30.6 2 2.7 0.5-14.3 23 60.3 40.6-77.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 43 8 15.8 6.0-35.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 2 3.3 0.8-13.3 4 3.2 1.1- 9.2 28 77.5 58.6-89.3
-English Speaking 24 6 21.7 8.2-46.1 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 2 9.4 2.2-32.6 3 8.1 2.4-23.6 12 60.3 36.3-80.2
-Spanish Speaking 19 2 12.7 2.5-45.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 16 86.7 54.9-97.2
Non-Hispanic 1,524 696 43.8 40.1-47.5 163 11.5 9.3-14.0 51 3.3 2.3- 4.8 73 4.6 3.3- 6.3 541 36.9 33.4-40.6
AGE
40-44 267 44 11.6 7.8-17.0 22 11.5 6.9-18.5 7 3.2 1.2- 8.2 11 2.7 1.1- 6.4 183 71.0 63.0-77.9
45-54 506 167 34.0 28.2-40.4 53 10.1 7.0-14.4 16 3.0 1.6- 5.8 27 3.5 2.0- 6.1 243 49.3 42.9-55.8
55-64 346 202 58.6 51.2-65.6 43 14.2 9.6-20.5 9 2.8 1.3- 6.0 13 4.8 2.2-10.1 79 19.7 14.7-25.8
65-74 277 187 67.6 59.2-75.0 29 8.9 5.1-14.9 14 5.2 2.6-10.1 11 4.6 2.1- 9.6 36 13.7 8.7-21.1
75+ 172 105 60.3 48.2-71.2 17 10.1 4.9-19.6 7 3.2 1.2- 8.1 15 10.8 5.4-20.4 28 15.6 9.4-24.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 268 110 42.5 34.1-51.4 24 7.1 3.8-13.0 16 6.7 3.7-11.9 21 7.4 4.3-12.4 97 36.3 28.5-44.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 447 203 39.5 33.0-46.4 37 11.0 7.4-16.2 12 2.6 1.2- 5.9 14 3.6 1.6- 7.7 181 43.2 36.5-50.3
Some Post-H.S. 310 131 41.3 33.9-49.2 43 13.4 9.2-19.2 6 1.7 0.7- 4.2 17 4.8 2.6- 8.7 113 38.7 31.1-46.9
College Graduate 538 259 48.6 42.3-54.8 59 12.2 8.5-17.2 19 3.1 1.7- 5.5 25 3.5 1.7- 6.7 176 32.7 27.2-38.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 125 52 48.5 33.8-63.5 6 1.8 0.7- 4.4 7 5.0 2.2-11.1 8 5.4 2.2-12.8 52 39.3 26.6-53.5
$15,000- 24,999 229 91 37.5 29.5-46.3 24 7.6 4.1-13.8 8 3.7 1.4- 9.5 15 6.4 3.3-12.0 91 44.9 36.1-54.0
$25,000- 34,999 169 64 34.3 24.5-45.7 20 11.9 6.9-19.9 5 3.0 1.0- 8.4 8 4.0 1.6- 9.7 72 46.7 35.7-58.0
$35,000- 49,999 242 117 40.8 32.2-50.0 27 14.3 8.7-22.5 13 4.1 2.1- 8.0 11 6.7 2.9-14.7 74 34.1 25.3-44.1
$50,000-74,999 179 94 49.1 38.9-59.3 13 6.7 3.4-12.9 3 0.3 0.1- 1.1 9 4.0 1.7- 8.9 60 39.9 29.9-50.8
$75,000+ 286 141 47.3 39.2-55.6 31 12.8 8.1-19.7 7 2.8 1.1- 7.1 12 2.5 0.9- 6.3 95 34.6 27.1-42.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 107 38 33.1 24.1-43.5 13 11.1 6.1-19.6 2 1.1 0.2- 5.2 5 4.4 1.7-10.7 49 50.2 39.6-60.9
Forsyth 108 56 54.4 43.9-64.6 12 9.0 4.8-16.1 4 3.2 1.2- 8.5 4 3.7 1.2-10.8 32 29.7 21.0-40.1
Guilford 92 44 48.1 36.9-59.5 8 5.8 2.7-12.1 3 3.7 1.0-12.5 6 6.1 2.6-13.2 31 36.4 25.8-48.5
Henderson/Transylvania 131 68 48.3 38.5-58.2 9 6.2 3.0-12.4 4 2.6 1.0- 6.7 5 3.9 1.5- 9.7 45 39.0 29.5-49.4
Mecklenburg 85 35 39.7 29.1-51.4 8 10.4 5.0-20.4 3 3.0 0.8-10.0 2 1.9 0.5- 7.6 37 45.0 33.8-56.7
Orange 104 49 47.8 37.5-58.4 10 8.5 4.3-16.1 5 5.4 2.1-13.1 4 2.6 0.9- 7.2 36 35.8 26.2-46.6
Pitt 77 29 37.6 26.2-50.7 10 12.5 6.4-23.0 1 1.3 0.2- 8.5 5 3.8 1.4- 9.6 32 44.8 32.3-58.0
Randolph 109 46 41.8 31.9-52.4 14 10.9 6.2-18.3 3 2.5 0.8- 7.4 8 8.8 4.3-17.2 38 36.1 26.8-46.6
Robeson 107 49 38.8 29.0-49.7 6 4.8 2.1-10.4 0 0.0 . - . 9 7.7 3.7-15.2 43 48.7 37.5-60.1
Wake 94 44 44.8 33.9-56.1 14 13.8 7.7-23.4 1 0.9 0.1- 6.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 34 40.1 29.7-51.4
Western NC 184 81 40.2 32.8-48.1 23 12.9 8.5-19.3 10 5.2 2.7-10.0 6 3.5 1.4- 8.2 64 38.2 30.4-46.6
Piedmont NC 202 86 42.3 34.1-50.9 21 11.8 7.5-18.1 6 2.5 1.0- 6.0 14 6.1 3.3-11.0 75 37.4 29.6-45.9
Eastern NC 168 80 44.4 36.2-52.8 16 11.0 6.6-17.7 11 5.0 2.5- 9.5 8 4.8 2.3- 9.8 53 34.9 27.2-43.6

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* This question was asked only of male respondents who reported having a PSA test and those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

#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, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Person, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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