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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening-MALES

Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you had prostate cancer?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,738 197 5.3 4.4- 6.2 3,541 94.7 93.8-95.6
RACE
White 2,953 138 4.9 4.0- 5.9 2,815 95.1 94.1-96.0
African American 603 46 7.5 5.1-10.7 557 92.5 89.3-94.9
Asian 14 0 0.0 . - . 14 100 . - .
Native American 64 5 7.2 2.8-17.3 59 92.8 82.7-97.2
Other Minorities 89 5 1.9 0.7- 4.8 84 98.1 95.2-99.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 88 5 5.1 1.3-17.7 83 94.9 82.3-98.7
-English Speaking 43 4 13.2 3.3-40.0 39 86.8 60.0-96.7
-Spanish Speaking 45 1 0.4 0.0- 2.6 44 99.6 97.4- 100
Non-Hispanic 3,647 192 5.3 4.5- 6.2 3,455 94.7 93.8-95.5
AGE
40-44 566 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 565 99.9 99.3- 100
45-54 1,043 14 1.2 0.6- 2.4 1,029 98.8 97.6-99.4
55-64 1,002 44 5.3 3.7- 7.6 958 94.7 92.4-96.3
65-74 688 59 8.9 6.7-11.7 629 91.1 88.3-93.3
75+ 439 79 19.1 14.9-24.1 360 80.9 75.9-85.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 670 48 6.8 4.9- 9.4 622 93.2 90.6-95.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,024 40 4.1 2.9- 5.7 984 95.9 94.3-97.1
Some Post-H.S. 865 39 4.5 3.0- 6.7 826 95.5 93.3-97.0
College Graduate 1,170 69 5.9 4.4- 7.8 1,101 94.1 92.2-95.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 383 21 4.4 2.7- 7.2 362 95.6 92.8-97.3
$15,000- 24,999 517 29 5.7 3.7- 8.9 488 94.3 91.1-96.3
$25,000- 34,999 395 24 6.1 3.9- 9.4 371 93.9 90.6-96.1
$35,000- 49,999 574 28 5.1 3.2- 8.0 546 94.9 92.0-96.8
$50,000-74,999 531 21 5.1 3.0- 8.6 510 94.9 91.4-97.0
$75,000+ 632 23 3.9 2.4- 6.2 609 96.1 93.8-97.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,337 95 7.0 5.5- 8.9 1,242 93.0 91.1-94.5
No 2,290 97 4.3 3.4- 5.5 2,193 95.7 94.5-96.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,588 126 7.8 6.3- 9.5 1,462 92.2 90.5-93.7
Non-Veteran 2,118 68 3.4 2.5- 4.6 2,050 96.6 95.4-97.5
Currently Serving 31 3 11.3 3.2-33.1 28 88.7 66.9-96.8

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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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