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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 113 72 64.0 53.7-73.1 41 36.0 26.9-46.3
GENDER
Male 113 72 64.0 53.7-73.1 41 36.0 26.9-46.3
Female 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
RACE
White 93 57 63.5 52.5-73.3 36 36.5 26.7-47.5
Other 20 15 66.4 37.5-86.7 5 33.6 13.3-62.5
AGE
18-44 14 3 25.8 8.5-56.5 11 74.2 43.5-91.5
45+ 99 69 69.6 58.6-78.7 30 30.4 21.3-41.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 37 23 61.9 44.2-76.9 14 38.1 23.1-55.8
Some College + 76 49 64.8 52.2-75.5 27 35.2 24.5-47.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 53 38 73.4 58.9-84.2 15 26.6 15.8-41.1
$50,000+ 46 27 58.7 42.8-73.0 19 41.3 27.0-57.2

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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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