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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
North Carolina 3,531 2,315 65.2 63.2-67.1 1,216 34.8 32.9-36.8
-Eastern NC 1,159 781 65.9 62.5-69.2 378 34.1 30.8-37.5
RACE
White 806 558 69.3 65.5-72.9 248 30.7 27.1-34.5
African American 276 179 61.9 54.2-69.0 97 38.1 31.0-45.8
AGE
40-44 160 50 26.5 19.3-35.1 110 73.5 64.9-80.7
45-54 324 177 51.6 45.0-58.1 147 48.4 41.9-55.0
55-64 316 249 79.9 74.4-84.4 67 20.1 15.6-25.6
65-74 227 187 83.6 77.4-88.4 40 16.4 11.6-22.6
75+ 132 118 91.2 84.7-95.1 14 8.8 4.9-15.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 233 136 54.4 46.3-62.4 97 45.6 37.6-53.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 340 203 56.9 50.2-63.3 137 43.1 36.7-49.8
Some Post-H.S. 268 207 77.6 71.3-82.9 61 22.4 17.1-28.7
College Graduate 315 233 74.8 69.0-79.8 82 25.2 20.2-31.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 133 85 59.2 48.5-69.2 48 40.8 30.8-51.5
$15,000- 24,999 178 101 53.4 43.5-63.0 77 46.6 37.0-56.5
$25,000- 34,999 136 93 65.7 55.9-74.2 43 34.3 25.8-44.1
$35,000- 49,999 188 129 68.2 59.9-75.4 59 31.8 24.6-40.1
$50,000-74,999 136 93 68.3 59.2-76.3 43 31.7 23.7-40.8
$75,000+ 169 122 72.9 64.6-79.8 47 27.1 20.2-35.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 465 331 70.8 65.7-75.5 134 29.2 24.5-34.3
No 657 429 64.4 59.9-68.6 228 35.6 31.4-40.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 529 416 78.9 74.7-82.6 113 21.1 17.4-25.3
Non-Veteran 614 352 55.0 50.1-59.9 262 45.0 40.1-49.9
Currently Serving 16 13 83.9 58.0-95.1 3 16.1 4.9-42.0

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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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