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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

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%)
North Carolina 3,531 2,315 65.2 63.2-67.1 1,216 34.8 32.9-36.8
-Alamance County 83 53 65.3 53.1-75.7 30 34.7 24.3-46.9
GENDER
Male 83 53 65.3 53.1-75.7 30 34.7 24.3-46.9
Female 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
RACE
White 69 42 63.5 50.2-75.0 27 36.5 25.0-49.8
Other 14 11 72.5 40.2-91.1 3 27.5 8.9-59.8
AGE
18-44 15 2 9.7 2.1-34.4 13 90.3 65.6-97.9
45+ 68 51 78.3 66.3-86.9 17 21.7 13.1-33.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 37 23 61.8 43.2-77.5 14 38.2 22.5-56.8
Some College + 46 30 68.1 52.2-80.7 16 31.9 19.3-47.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 41 25 66.4 49.7-79.9 16 33.6 20.1-50.3
$50,000+ 26 15 53.6 31.9-74.1 11 46.4 25.9-68.1

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

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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