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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening-MALES

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%)
TOTAL 3,531 2,315 65.2 63.2-67.1 1,216 34.8 32.9-36.8
RACE
White 2,774 1,846 67.4 65.2-69.4 928 32.6 30.6-34.8
African American 580 385 64.6 59.6-69.4 195 35.4 30.6-40.4
Asian 13 5 33.2 11.4-65.7 8 66.8 34.3-88.6
Native American 60 35 59.9 42.6-75.1 25 40.1 24.9-57.4
Other Minorities 89 35 26.9 17.5-39.0 54 73.1 61.0-82.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 87 34 29.7 19.2-43.0 53 70.3 57.0-80.8
-English Speaking 42 24 50.7 31.4-69.7 18 49.3 30.3-68.6
-Spanish Speaking 45 10 17.7 8.1-34.5 35 82.3 65.5-91.9
Non-Hispanic 3,441 2,280 66.6 64.6-68.4 1,161 33.4 31.6-35.4
AGE
40-44 536 151 27.1 22.7-32.0 385 72.9 68.0-77.3
45-54 983 512 52.1 48.3-55.9 471 47.9 44.1-51.7
55-64 944 737 79.6 76.4-82.5 207 20.4 17.5-23.6
65-74 659 560 86.4 83.0-89.2 99 13.6 10.8-17.0
75+ 409 355 87.4 83.3-90.6 54 12.6 9.4-16.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 611 354 55.7 50.8-60.6 257 44.3 39.4-49.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 966 585 60.3 56.4-64.2 381 39.7 35.8-43.6
Some Post-H.S. 813 560 68.9 64.9-72.6 253 31.1 27.4-35.1
College Graduate 1,132 812 71.8 68.5-74.8 320 28.2 25.2-31.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 342 209 57.5 50.1-64.6 133 42.5 35.4-49.9
$15,000- 24,999 490 316 63.5 57.9-68.9 174 36.5 31.1-42.1
$25,000- 34,999 370 239 63.4 57.4-69.0 131 36.6 31.0-42.6
$35,000- 49,999 545 344 63.8 58.9-68.5 201 36.2 31.5-41.1
$50,000-74,999 503 316 64.0 58.9-68.7 187 36.0 31.3-41.1
$75,000+ 607 425 70.0 65.5-74.3 182 30.0 25.7-34.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,236 891 71.9 68.7-74.9 345 28.1 25.1-31.3
No 2,189 1,368 62.6 60.1-65.0 821 37.4 35.0-39.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,513 1,193 79.4 76.8-81.8 320 20.6 18.2-23.2
Non-Veteran 1,988 1,101 55.0 52.3-57.7 887 45.0 42.3-47.7
Currently Serving 29 20 69.0 47.7-84.5 9 31.0 15.5-52.3

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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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