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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 83 53 65.3 53.1-75.7 30 34.7 24.3-46.9
Buncombe 100 67 63.0 52.2-72.7 33 37.0 27.3-47.8
Cabarrus 95 53 56.4 45.3-66.9 42 43.6 33.1-54.7
Catawba 100 63 57.3 46.4-67.5 37 42.7 32.5-53.6
Cumberland 84 64 77.4 66.0-85.8 20 22.6 14.2-34.0
Davidson 98 58 59.8 48.3-70.3 40 40.2 29.7-51.7
Durham 81 54 67.2 55.2-77.3 27 32.8 22.7-44.8
Forsyth 113 72 64.0 53.7-73.1 41 36.0 26.9-46.3
Gaston 87 57 65.4 53.3-75.8 30 34.6 24.2-46.7
Guilford 120 82 68.1 58.4-76.5 38 31.9 23.5-41.6
Iredell 115 76 62.8 52.6-72.0 39 37.2 28.0-47.4
Johnston 104 62 50.4 38.9-61.9 42 49.6 38.1-61.1
Mecklenburg 149 102 68.2 59.4-75.9 47 31.8 24.1-40.6
New Hanover 92 61 66.6 55.5-76.2 31 33.4 23.8-44.5
Onslow 88 61 67.6 56.3-77.2 27 32.4 22.8-43.7
Orange 90 61 66.7 55.4-76.4 29 33.3 23.6-44.6
Pitt 79 51 64.0 51.8-74.6 28 36.0 25.4-48.2
Randolph 90 60 65.4 53.2-75.8 30 34.6 24.2-46.8
Robeson 82 54 65.7 53.7-75.9 28 34.3 24.1-46.3
Rowan 88 59 62.5 50.3-73.2 29 37.5 26.8-49.7
Union 95 53 59.8 48.2-70.3 42 40.2 29.7-51.8
Wake 113 65 58.5 48.2-68.0 48 41.5 32.0-51.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 96 67 69.6 58.4-78.8 29 30.4 21.2-41.6
Northeast Partnership II 115 79 67.2 57.2-75.8 36 32.8 24.2-42.8
Northeast Partnership I 105 71 60.1 45.4-73.2 34 39.9 26.8-54.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 91 67 73.5 61.7-82.6 24 26.5 17.4-38.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 99 56 57.7 46.7-67.9 43 42.3 32.1-53.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 109 71 65.0 54.8-74.0 38 35.0 26.0-45.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 80 50 63.1 51.1-73.6 30 36.9 26.4-48.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 127 95 73.9 64.5-81.5 32 26.1 18.5-35.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 138 95 67.4 57.9-75.6 43 32.6 24.4-42.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 81 51 67.3 55.7-77.0 30 32.7 23.0-44.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 91 51 49.9 36.7-63.2 40 50.1 36.8-63.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 107 72 65.5 54.6-75.1 35 34.5 24.9-45.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 146 102 73.7 64.6-81.1 44 26.3 18.9-35.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 251 172 65.0 56.8-72.3 79 35.0 27.7-43.2
No 3,280 2,143 65.2 63.2-67.2 1,137 34.8 32.8-36.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,159 781 65.9 62.5-69.2 378 34.1 30.8-37.5
Piedmont 1,960 1,265 64.7 62.0-67.2 695 35.3 32.8-38.0
Western NC 412 269 65.9 60.2-71.2 143 34.1 28.8-39.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 237 164 71.4 64.3-77.6 73 28.6 22.4-35.7
Northwest 721 455 61.8 57.4-66.0 266 38.2 34.0-42.6
Charlotte 519 327 66.1 61.0-70.8 192 33.9 29.2-39.0
Greensboro 469 318 68.1 62.7-73.1 151 31.9 26.9-37.3
Southern Regional 353 247 69.8 64.0-75.0 106 30.2 25.0-36.0
Coastal 192 125 64.7 56.8-71.9 67 35.3 28.1-43.2
Wake 420 256 58.6 52.5-64.5 164 41.4 35.5-47.5
Area L 145 109 75.2 66.1-82.4 36 24.8 17.6-33.9
Eastern 446 302 65.2 59.3-70.6 144 34.8 29.4-40.7

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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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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