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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening-MALES

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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%)
TOTAL 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
RACE
White 2,903 1,416 49.6 47.4-51.8 410 14.5 12.9-16.1 120 4.3 3.5- 5.3 271 8.7 7.5- 9.9 686 23.0 21.2-24.9
African American 595 277 46.3 41.4-51.2 68 11.2 8.6-14.4 28 4.6 3.0- 7.0 35 5.7 3.9- 8.2 187 32.3 27.7-37.2
Asian 14 4 36.7 13.7-68.0 1 6.6 0.9-35.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 9 56.7 27.4-81.9
Native American 61 22 26.9 16.2-41.2 5 21.6 8.9-43.5 2 8.3 1.4-36.6 9 13.2 6.4-25.2 23 30.1 18.2-45.6
Other Minorities 87 25 23.8 14.6-36.2 6 7.0 2.7-16.8 3 7.5 1.5-29.7 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5 50 60.7 46.2-73.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 87 30 29.6 18.9-43.0 7 7.7 3.1-17.6 3 6.2 1.0-29.6 5 2.3 0.8- 6.2 42 54.3 40.1-67.8
-English Speaking 42 21 44.8 26.6-64.6 7 21.0 8.8-42.1 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 5 6.3 2.2-16.6 8 27.3 12.5-49.8
-Spanish Speaking 45 9 20.8 9.9-38.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 9.5 1.5-41.7 0 0.0 . - . 34 69.8 48.6-84.9
Non-Hispanic 3,585 1,720 48.4 46.4-50.4 484 13.9 12.5-15.4 151 4.5 3.7- 5.4 314 8.2 7.2- 9.3 916 25.0 23.3-26.8
AGE
40-44 563 141 23.5 19.6-27.9 73 13.7 10.5-17.7 20 4.2 2.6- 6.8 47 8.0 5.7-11.1 282 50.6 45.5-55.8
45-54 1,025 393 39.0 35.4-42.7 133 13.4 11.1-16.1 48 5.3 3.6- 7.8 111 9.5 7.7-11.7 340 32.8 29.3-36.4
55-64 982 539 57.1 53.3-60.9 139 14.9 12.3-18.1 45 4.1 2.9- 5.8 74 6.9 5.2- 9.2 185 16.9 14.4-19.8
65-74 675 417 62.4 57.9-66.7 85 12.2 9.5-15.5 22 4.6 2.8- 7.4 54 7.3 5.4- 9.9 97 13.6 10.7-17.0
75+ 430 261 61.8 56.3-67.0 61 13.6 10.3-17.7 19 4.1 2.4- 7.0 33 7.8 5.2-11.4 56 12.8 9.6-16.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 653 259 40.3 35.7-45.1 96 13.9 11.0-17.4 24 4.0 2.3- 6.7 65 8.9 6.7-11.7 209 32.9 28.6-37.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,004 440 42.9 39.2-46.7 124 13.4 10.9-16.4 47 5.0 3.3- 7.4 93 9.1 7.2-11.6 300 29.5 26.1-33.2
Some Post-H.S. 854 421 48.8 44.8-52.8 97 11.1 8.8-13.9 36 4.8 3.3- 6.9 70 8.1 6.2-10.6 230 27.2 23.7-31.0
College Graduate 1,155 627 55.0 51.5-58.5 174 15.6 13.2-18.4 47 4.4 3.1- 6.1 91 6.5 5.1- 8.3 216 18.5 15.9-21.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 374 156 38.8 32.7-45.3 39 8.8 6.1-12.6 14 4.5 1.7-11.7 52 12.9 9.4-17.4 113 34.9 28.6-41.8
$15,000- 24,999 501 227 45.2 39.8-50.7 63 11.3 8.5-14.9 22 4.3 2.5- 7.1 49 8.9 6.4-12.3 140 30.2 25.1-35.9
$25,000- 34,999 391 181 48.5 42.8-54.3 48 12.3 9.1-16.5 18 4.5 2.6- 7.5 31 7.2 4.9-10.6 113 27.5 22.7-32.9
$35,000- 49,999 569 275 50.1 45.1-55.0 67 11.8 9.0-15.3 15 2.9 1.6- 5.2 54 9.4 6.8-12.9 158 25.8 21.8-30.2
$50,000-74,999 527 253 48.6 43.5-53.7 81 15.3 11.9-19.4 24 4.6 2.9- 7.2 44 7.9 5.6-11.0 125 23.7 19.7-28.3
$75,000+ 624 331 51.3 46.5-56.0 99 18.2 14.5-22.5 33 5.8 3.9- 8.5 40 6.1 4.2- 8.9 121 18.7 15.4-22.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,307 690 52.0 48.7-55.3 176 13.3 11.2-15.6 53 4.5 3.1- 6.4 116 8.0 6.5- 9.9 272 22.2 19.6-25.2
No 2,261 1,022 46.1 43.6-48.6 305 14.1 12.4-16.0 98 4.7 3.7- 6.0 192 7.9 6.7- 9.3 644 27.2 25.0-29.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,564 869 56.2 53.2-59.1 222 15.0 12.9-17.3 62 4.4 3.2- 6.1 128 7.3 5.9- 9.0 283 17.1 15.0-19.4
Non-Veteran 2,079 864 41.7 39.1-44.3 264 12.7 11.0-14.6 89 4.6 3.5- 5.9 190 8.5 7.2-10.1 672 32.5 30.1-35.1
Currently Serving 31 18 61.0 40.3-78.4 4 14.8 5.0-36.3 3 10.3 2.4-35.1 1 1.8 0.2-11.9 5 12.2 4.8-27.5

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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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