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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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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 3,675 1,751 47.8 45.8-49.8 491 13.7 12.3-15.1 154 4.6 3.7- 5.5 319 8.0 7.0- 9.1 960 26.0 24.3-27.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,240 1,648 51.4 49.4-53.5 441 14.1 12.6-15.6 126 4.1 3.4- 5.1 260 7.4 6.4- 8.6 765 22.9 21.3-24.7
No 434 102 21.6 17.2-26.7 50 11.0 8.0-14.9 28 7.5 4.3-12.7 59 11.9 8.8-16.0 195 48.0 41.8-54.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 15 5 30.6 8.9-66.4 1 5.0 0.6-29.8 2 26.6 5.1-71.0 2 8.2 1.7-31.5 5 29.6 10.3-60.5
Recommended Range 950 461 49.7 45.7-53.6 100 10.2 8.2-12.7 42 4.6 3.2- 6.6 90 8.8 7.0-11.1 257 26.7 23.2-30.5
Overweight 1,675 804 48.1 45.2-51.0 250 15.5 13.4-17.8 69 4.4 3.3- 5.9 136 7.5 6.2- 9.1 416 24.5 22.1-27.1
Obese 979 467 47.4 43.6-51.3 134 14.0 11.5-16.9 39 4.5 2.9- 6.9 87 8.2 6.4-10.6 252 25.9 22.7-29.3
Current Smoker
No 2,814 1,426 50.5 48.3-52.8 382 13.8 12.3-15.5 118 4.8 3.8- 6.0 218 7.2 6.1- 8.4 670 23.7 21.8-25.6
Yes 854 322 38.2 34.2-42.3 109 13.4 10.9-16.5 35 3.6 2.4- 5.3 100 10.6 8.4-13.2 288 34.2 30.3-38.4
Binge Drinker
No 3,280 1,600 48.8 46.7-50.9 449 13.9 12.5-15.5 131 4.4 3.6- 5.5 280 7.8 6.8- 9.0 820 24.9 23.2-26.8
Yes 320 123 38.1 32.0-44.6 32 9.4 6.3-14.0 20 6.3 3.7-10.3 32 9.4 6.2-13.9 113 36.8 30.7-43.3
Heavy Drinker
No 3,500 1,686 48.2 46.1-50.2 474 13.8 12.4-15.3 145 4.6 3.8- 5.7 298 7.8 6.8- 8.9 897 25.6 23.8-27.4
Yes 129 51 43.2 33.4-53.5 10 8.1 4.1-15.3 9 3.4 1.6- 7.2 13 9.2 5.1-16.2 46 36.1 27.1-46.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 934 474 50.7 46.7-54.6 123 13.0 10.5-15.9 34 4.4 2.7- 7.0 84 7.7 6.0- 9.8 219 24.3 21.0-28.0
No 2,728 1,271 46.9 44.6-49.2 368 14.0 12.4-15.7 120 4.6 3.7- 5.7 234 8.1 6.9- 9.4 735 26.5 24.5-28.5
Current Asthma
Yes 190 97 50.9 42.5-59.3 22 12.2 7.5-19.2 6 3.5 1.4- 8.5 15 8.1 4.6-13.8 50 25.3 18.7-33.2
No 3,466 1,642 47.5 45.5-49.6 468 13.8 12.4-15.3 147 4.6 3.7- 5.6 301 8.0 7.0- 9.1 908 26.1 24.4-28.0
Diabetes
Yes 533 316 58.8 53.6-63.8 68 13.0 9.9-16.9 19 3.3 1.9- 5.5 41 6.1 4.3- 8.6 89 18.9 14.9-23.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No 3,092 1,402 45.7 43.5-47.9 419 13.9 12.4-15.5 134 4.8 3.9- 5.9 277 8.4 7.3- 9.6 860 27.2 25.4-29.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 48 32 64.7 45.9-79.8 4 9.5 3.4-23.9 1 2.0 0.3-12.8 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0 10 22.7 10.2-43.2

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* This question was asked only of only male respondents and reported having a DRE 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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