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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening

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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%)
North Carolina 3,675 1,751 47.8 45.8-49.8 491 13.7 12.3-15.1 154 4.6 3.7- 5.5 319 8.0 7.0- 9.1 960 26.0 24.3-27.8
-Eastern NC 1,198 572 47.7 44.4-51.1 155 12.9 10.8-15.3 45 4.0 2.8- 5.6 96 7.9 6.3- 9.8 330 27.5 24.5-30.8
RACE
White 838 420 50.7 46.8-54.6 112 12.5 10.3-15.2 32 4.3 2.8- 6.5 76 9.3 7.2-11.9 198 23.2 20.1-26.6
African American 282 122 43.2 36.3-50.3 38 14.7 10.3-20.5 12 4.0 2.0- 7.7 13 4.1 2.3- 7.2 97 34.0 27.1-41.7
AGE
40-44 172 38 22.2 15.5-30.9 22 11.6 7.2-18.1 2 2.1 0.5- 8.7 16 9.3 5.5-15.4 94 54.8 45.2-64.0
45-54 335 123 35.8 30.1-42.0 40 13.1 9.3-18.2 15 4.3 2.4- 7.8 34 10.4 7.1-15.1 123 36.3 30.2-42.8
55-64 326 178 55.5 49.1-61.7 47 14.3 10.4-19.2 21 6.6 3.9-11.1 22 6.0 3.7- 9.6 58 17.6 13.4-22.8
65-74 229 141 64.0 56.7-70.6 29 11.5 7.6-16.9 2 0.8 0.2- 3.6 18 8.1 4.9-13.1 39 15.6 11.1-21.6
75+ 136 92 69.1 59.7-77.1 17 12.9 7.8-20.7 5 3.6 1.4- 8.9 6 2.7 1.2- 6.2 16 11.6 6.6-19.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 238 86 32.9 26.2-40.4 38 15.6 11.0-21.6 8 3.9 1.4-10.0 18 7.2 4.3-11.7 88 40.5 32.7-48.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 353 160 44.5 38.3-50.9 39 11.8 8.2-16.7 13 4.0 2.1- 7.5 32 9.3 6.2-13.7 109 30.4 24.6-36.9
Some Post-H.S. 279 142 50.7 44.1-57.3 33 12.2 8.4-17.4 12 4.5 2.4- 8.3 20 8.6 5.4-13.4 72 24.0 18.9-30.0
College Graduate 325 183 60.1 53.9-65.9 45 12.8 9.3-17.4 12 3.5 1.8- 6.7 26 6.2 4.0- 9.5 59 17.3 13.2-22.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 137 67 45.8 36.0-55.9 15 11.7 6.5-20.2 3 1.9 0.6- 5.8 11 7.3 3.8-13.4 41 33.3 24.0-44.1
$15,000- 24,999 180 75 37.3 29.1-46.3 19 10.3 6.4-16.3 7 4.6 1.6-12.2 15 8.0 4.3-14.3 64 39.8 30.3-50.2
$25,000- 34,999 143 62 45.0 36.1-54.3 21 14.6 9.2-22.4 7 3.3 1.5- 7.1 13 8.1 4.5-14.3 40 28.9 21.3-38.0
$35,000- 49,999 198 100 50.1 42.1-58.1 21 11.3 7.1-17.5 4 2.6 0.8- 7.5 18 10.0 5.9-16.4 55 26.1 19.8-33.5
$50,000-74,999 147 71 51.3 42.3-60.2 21 12.3 7.6-19.4 5 3.4 1.3- 8.7 13 10.3 5.7-17.7 37 22.7 16.3-30.8
$75,000+ 173 85 51.2 42.8-59.5 27 16.9 11.3-24.6 12 7.2 3.8-13.3 11 4.9 2.6- 9.1 38 19.9 14.1-27.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 482 261 53.6 48.3-58.7 65 14.6 11.2-18.8 14 2.4 1.3- 4.4 38 8.1 5.7-11.4 104 21.3 17.2-26.0
No 680 303 45.4 41.0-49.8 85 11.8 9.3-14.9 30 5.2 3.4- 7.9 54 7.6 5.6-10.3 208 30.0 26.1-34.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 545 293 54.1 49.3-58.9 85 16.8 13.4-20.9 15 2.7 1.5- 4.7 43 7.0 5.0- 9.7 109 19.5 16.0-23.5
Non-Veteran 635 269 41.9 37.3-46.6 68 9.9 7.6-12.8 28 5.0 3.2- 7.8 53 8.8 6.5-11.8 217 34.4 29.8-39.2
Currently Serving 18 10 72.0 48.0-87.7 2 6.6 1.5-24.2 2 4.9 1.1-20.2 0 0.0 . - . 4 16.5 5.7-39.4

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

^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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