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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Prostate Cancer Screening

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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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 83 37 48.4 36.7-60.3 12 11.8 6.5-20.6 3 3.8 1.1-12.1 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2 30 34.7 24.3-46.9
Buncombe 99 46 43.4 33.4-53.8 13 12.7 7.3-21.3 2 3.4 0.7-14.5 5 3.3 1.3- 8.2 33 37.2 27.5-48.1
Cabarrus 94 36 37.6 27.8-48.6 9 10.1 5.2-18.6 2 2.9 0.7-11.8 5 5.5 2.3-12.9 42 43.8 33.2-54.9
Catawba 100 46 41.1 31.4-51.6 8 7.8 3.6-16.2 3 2.8 0.8- 9.7 6 5.5 2.4-12.4 37 42.7 32.5-53.6
Cumberland 84 49 60.5 48.5-71.3 6 6.8 2.9-15.2 5 5.2 2.1-12.3 4 4.9 1.7-13.0 20 22.6 14.2-34.0
Davidson 97 41 42.1 31.2-53.8 13 15.2 8.6-25.3 1 1.0 0.1- 6.5 2 1.4 0.3- 6.0 40 40.4 29.8-51.9
Durham 81 44 52.5 40.6-64.1 6 8.2 3.5-18.1 2 2.7 0.7-10.2 2 3.8 0.9-14.3 27 32.8 22.7-44.8
Forsyth 112 58 51.8 41.7-61.8 10 9.1 4.6-17.1 0 0.0 . - . 3 2.9 0.8- 9.2 41 36.2 27.1-46.5
Gaston 87 41 50.1 38.4-61.7 11 11.2 6.0-19.8 3 2.9 0.9- 9.2 2 1.2 0.3- 4.7 30 34.6 24.2-46.7
Guilford 120 60 51.9 42.2-61.6 13 8.9 4.9-15.6 3 2.9 0.9- 9.1 6 4.4 1.8-10.2 38 31.9 23.5-41.6
Iredell 114 51 40.7 31.5-50.6 15 13.4 8.0-21.6 4 3.1 1.1- 8.9 5 5.4 2.2-12.8 39 37.4 28.2-47.6
Johnston 104 42 33.0 23.9-43.5 13 10.8 6.1-18.5 5 5.0 1.9-12.4 2 1.7 0.4- 7.6 42 49.6 38.1-61.1
Mecklenburg 149 74 46.4 37.8-55.2 16 11.9 7.3-18.9 5 5.5 2.1-13.5 7 4.5 2.1- 9.4 47 31.8 24.1-40.6
New Hanover 92 53 55.8 44.6-66.4 5 7.6 2.9-18.4 1 0.6 0.1- 4.5 2 2.6 0.6- 9.7 31 33.4 23.8-44.5
Onslow 86 42 45.5 34.8-56.7 9 11.0 5.7-20.1 5 7.0 2.9-16.2 3 2.5 0.7- 7.9 27 33.9 24.1-45.4
Orange 88 39 45.6 34.4-57.3 12 13.4 7.2-23.5 4 3.2 1.1- 8.7 4 3.7 1.3-10.1 29 34.1 24.2-45.7
Pitt 78 36 49.8 37.9-61.7 8 9.0 4.3-18.0 3 3.2 1.0- 9.8 3 1.9 0.6- 5.8 28 36.2 25.5-48.4
Randolph 90 48 50.5 39.0-62.0 5 5.9 2.4-14.2 3 3.2 1.0- 9.9 4 5.7 1.9-15.6 30 34.6 24.2-46.8
Robeson 81 39 48.6 37.0-60.4 8 10.4 4.9-20.9 3 3.1 0.8-10.5 3 3.1 1.0- 9.7 28 34.8 24.4-46.8
Rowan 87 43 46.1 34.7-57.9 7 6.8 3.1-14.0 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 7 8.8 4.1-17.9 29 37.8 27.0-49.9
Union 94 42 48.9 37.3-60.6 5 5.2 2.0-12.6 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2 4 4.6 1.7-12.0 42 40.6 30.0-52.2
Wake 113 49 43.3 33.5-53.6 10 10.2 5.3-18.6 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 5 4.1 1.5-10.7 48 41.5 32.0-51.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 95 51 53.7 42.7-64.4 10 11.0 5.8-19.9 5 4.5 1.8-10.7 0 0.0 . - . 29 30.8 21.4-42.0
Northeast Partnership II 113 56 48.2 38.6-58.1 12 10.5 6.0-18.0 4 3.4 1.3- 9.1 5 4.3 1.5-11.4 36 33.5 24.7-43.5
Northeast Partnership I 105 53 44.5 32.6-57.2 11 9.3 4.7-17.3 2 1.6 0.4- 6.4 5 4.7 1.9-11.3 34 39.9 26.8-54.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 89 50 52.9 41.0-64.4 10 11.6 6.0-21.4 2 2.1 0.5- 8.0 3 6.5 1.8-20.6 24 26.9 17.6-38.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 98 41 40.2 30.3-51.0 8 9.7 4.5-19.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.6 5 5.2 1.9-13.1 43 43.6 33.2-54.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 106 48 45.4 35.6-55.7 11 11.8 6.4-20.9 6 4.4 1.9- 9.9 3 2.7 0.8- 8.0 38 35.7 26.6-46.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 80 40 51.0 39.4-62.5 6 7.4 3.2-16.0 2 2.5 0.6- 9.6 2 2.2 0.5- 8.3 30 36.9 26.4-48.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 126 73 56.7 47.2-65.8 15 12.9 7.8-20.6 4 2.7 1.0- 7.2 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9 32 26.2 18.6-35.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 137 77 57.2 47.7-66.2 9 6.7 3.3-12.8 3 1.4 0.4- 4.9 5 1.9 0.8- 4.8 43 32.8 24.5-42.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 80 34 45.8 34.3-57.7 9 12.8 5.9-25.6 2 2.1 0.5- 8.6 5 6.3 2.5-15.2 30 33.0 23.1-44.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 90 41 38.9 27.6-51.6 5 6.0 2.4-14.0 2 2.5 0.6-10.0 2 2.0 0.4- 8.9 40 50.6 37.3-63.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 105 53 47.8 37.3-58.5 9 8.5 4.1-16.6 5 5.8 2.0-15.5 3 3.1 1.0- 9.4 35 34.8 25.2-45.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 145 72 53.2 43.6-62.6 17 11.2 6.2-19.2 5 4.3 1.8-10.1 7 4.9 2.0-11.1 44 26.4 19.0-35.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 249 124 46.9 39.6-54.3 27 10.4 6.9-15.3 9 3.7 1.8- 7.1 10 3.7 1.9- 7.3 79 35.3 27.9-43.5
No 3,253 1,581 48.2 46.1-50.3 319 10.1 8.9-11.4 94 3.0 2.3- 3.9 122 3.8 3.0- 4.7 1,137 35.0 33.0-37.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,144 573 48.7 45.2-52.1 111 9.9 8.0-12.1 41 3.2 2.3- 4.4 41 3.7 2.5- 5.4 378 34.6 31.3-38.1
Piedmont 1,950 938 48.0 45.2-50.7 194 10.2 8.7-12.0 50 2.8 1.9- 4.0 73 3.6 2.7- 4.8 695 35.4 32.9-38.1
Western NC 408 194 47.7 42.0-53.5 41 10.0 7.0-14.1 12 3.6 2.0- 6.6 18 4.4 2.6- 7.5 143 34.3 28.9-40.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 235 113 50.1 42.5-57.7 30 12.3 8.0-18.4 7 4.3 2.0- 8.9 12 4.6 2.3- 9.1 73 28.7 22.5-35.9
Northwest 714 337 46.0 41.6-50.4 69 10.3 7.8-13.5 14 1.7 0.9- 3.1 28 3.6 2.4- 5.6 266 38.4 34.2-42.8
Charlotte 516 243 48.1 42.8-53.3 46 9.7 7.0-13.3 16 4.7 2.5- 8.9 19 3.5 2.1- 5.9 192 34.0 29.3-39.1
Greensboro 467 235 51.8 46.2-57.3 47 8.6 6.1-12.0 15 3.1 1.7- 5.8 19 4.5 2.7- 7.5 151 31.9 27.0-37.4
Southern Regional 349 182 52.3 46.4-58.2 33 9.3 6.5-13.2 11 3.1 1.6- 5.9 17 4.4 2.6- 7.4 106 30.8 25.6-36.7
Coastal 190 97 48.1 40.3-56.0 14 10.8 6.1-18.5 7 3.0 1.4- 6.4 5 2.6 1.1- 6.2 67 35.5 28.2-43.5
Wake 420 190 43.0 37.1-49.1 43 10.4 7.2-14.8 12 2.1 1.1- 4.1 11 3.1 1.5- 6.4 164 41.4 35.5-47.5
Area L 143 80 54.2 44.6-63.5 17 11.8 6.9-19.3 3 1.5 0.5- 5.0 7 7.4 3.0-17.0 36 25.1 17.8-34.2
Eastern 440 225 50.3 44.7-56.0 42 8.8 6.3-12.2 17 3.4 2.0- 5.6 12 2.1 1.0- 4.5 144 35.3 29.8-41.2

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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, 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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