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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening-MALES

How long has it been since you had your last PSA test?*

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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 3,502 1,705 48.1 46.1-50.2 346 10.1 8.9-11.4 103 3.0 2.4- 3.9 132 3.8 3.1- 4.6 1,216 35.0 33.1-37.0
RACE
White 2,748 1,367 50.2 47.9-52.5 269 10.2 8.8-11.7 79 3.1 2.4- 4.1 105 3.6 2.9- 4.5 928 32.9 30.8-35.0
African American 578 274 45.5 40.7-50.5 70 11.9 9.1-15.6 17 2.5 1.5- 4.1 22 4.6 2.8- 7.6 195 35.5 30.7-40.5
Asian 13 4 26.2 7.4-61.1 1 7.0 0.9-37.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 8 66.8 34.3-88.6
Native American 59 26 39.6 25.1-56.2 3 7.5 2.1-23.0 3 9.5 1.8-37.7 2 2.8 0.7-10.8 25 40.6 25.2-58.1
Other Minorities 89 28 23.4 14.6-35.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 4 1.4 0.5- 4.1 2 1.6 0.3- 8.3 54 73.1 61.0-82.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 87 26 24.0 14.5-36.9 3 3.1 0.7-12.8 2 0.7 0.2- 3.0 3 2.0 0.5- 7.7 53 70.3 57.0-80.8
-English Speaking 42 19 40.4 23.0-60.6 3 8.4 1.9-30.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.8 0.4- 7.9 18 49.3 30.3-68.6
-Spanish Speaking 45 7 14.5 5.9-31.6 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.1 0.2- 4.8 1 2.1 0.3-13.4 35 82.3 65.5-91.9
Non-Hispanic 3,412 1,678 49.0 47.0-51.1 343 10.4 9.2-11.7 101 3.1 2.4- 4.0 129 3.8 3.1- 4.7 1,161 33.7 31.8-35.6
AGE
40-44 534 88 15.0 11.7-18.9 37 7.3 5.1-10.5 12 3.0 1.4- 6.3 12 1.7 0.8- 3.7 385 73.0 68.1-77.4
45-54 977 354 35.4 31.9-39.1 95 10.1 8.0-12.8 29 3.0 2.0- 4.7 28 3.4 2.2- 5.3 471 48.0 44.2-51.9
55-64 937 544 60.2 56.3-64.0 111 11.6 9.3-14.4 32 3.3 2.2- 5.0 43 4.4 3.0- 6.4 207 20.5 17.6-23.7
65-74 651 440 68.3 63.8-72.4 67 10.5 7.9-13.7 18 3.2 1.8- 5.7 27 4.3 2.8- 6.6 99 13.8 10.9-17.2
75+ 403 279 70.3 64.8-75.2 36 9.6 6.6-13.8 12 1.9 1.0- 3.6 22 5.4 3.4- 8.6 54 12.8 9.5-16.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 607 236 35.6 31.1-40.3 62 10.6 7.7-14.4 22 3.8 2.2- 6.4 30 5.4 3.5- 8.2 257 44.7 39.8-49.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 959 422 44.0 40.2-48.0 93 9.6 7.6-12.0 31 3.4 2.1- 5.4 32 3.1 2.0- 4.9 381 39.8 36.0-43.8
Some Post-H.S. 803 424 52.3 48.1-56.4 77 10.1 7.8-12.8 21 2.8 1.6- 4.6 28 3.4 2.2- 5.2 253 31.5 27.7-35.5
College Graduate 1,124 619 55.1 51.5-58.6 114 10.3 8.3-12.8 29 2.5 1.6- 3.9 42 3.7 2.6- 5.2 320 28.4 25.3-31.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 339 144 39.2 32.7-46.1 29 9.1 6.0-13.6 9 1.6 0.8- 3.2 24 7.3 4.6-11.5 133 42.7 35.7-50.1
$15,000- 24,999 484 230 46.0 40.5-51.6 42 9.5 6.4-13.8 15 2.5 1.4- 4.4 23 5.3 3.2- 8.5 174 36.8 31.4-42.5
$25,000- 34,999 368 178 48.5 42.6-54.4 32 7.5 5.2-10.7 12 3.8 2.0- 7.4 15 3.5 1.9- 6.5 131 36.7 31.1-42.7
$35,000- 49,999 541 271 52.0 46.9-57.0 46 7.7 5.6-10.6 7 1.3 0.6- 2.7 16 2.6 1.5- 4.7 201 36.4 31.6-41.4
$50,000-74,999 502 238 49.2 44.0-54.4 55 10.6 7.8-14.2 15 3.0 1.7- 5.1 7 1.2 0.6- 2.6 187 36.1 31.3-41.1
$75,000+ 605 324 51.4 46.6-56.2 61 10.7 8.1-14.1 18 4.0 2.2- 7.2 20 3.8 2.3- 6.3 182 30.0 25.8-34.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,224 658 53.0 49.6-56.5 118 10.4 8.4-12.7 39 2.9 2.0- 4.2 64 5.4 4.0- 7.1 345 28.3 25.3-31.5
No 2,177 1,006 46.1 43.6-48.7 222 10.1 8.6-11.7 62 3.2 2.3- 4.3 66 3.0 2.2- 4.1 821 37.6 35.1-40.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,493 903 60.8 57.8-63.8 159 11.1 9.3-13.3 47 2.9 2.1- 4.0 64 4.3 3.2- 5.8 320 20.8 18.4-23.5
Non-Veteran 1,979 787 39.1 36.5-41.8 184 9.3 7.9-11.1 53 3.0 2.1- 4.2 68 3.4 2.5- 4.5 887 45.2 42.5-47.9
Currently Serving 29 15 47.9 28.3-68.2 2 8.7 2.1-30.1 3 12.4 3.2-38.0 0 0.0 . - . 9 31.0 15.5-52.3

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* This question was asked only of male respondents who reported having a PSA test 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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