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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 149 102 68.2 59.4-75.9 47 31.8 24.1-40.6
GENDER
Male 149 102 68.2 59.4-75.9 47 31.8 24.1-40.6
Female 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
RACE
White 110 77 72.8 63.2-80.6 33 27.2 19.4-36.8
Other 37 24 56.9 38.1-73.8 13 43.1 26.2-61.9
AGE
18-44 23 9 38.7 19.8-61.7 14 61.3 38.3-80.2
45+ 126 93 75.3 66.0-82.7 33 24.7 17.3-34.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 43 27 60.8 43.3-75.9 16 39.2 24.1-56.7
Some College + 106 75 71.8 61.9-80.0 31 28.2 20.0-38.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 46 29 58.1 41.1-73.4 17 41.9 26.6-58.9
$50,000+ 75 56 77.1 65.9-85.4 19 22.9 14.6-34.1

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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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