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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,109 2,138 68.8 66.9-70.8 971 31.2 29.2-33.1
No 421 177 39.5 33.6-45.7 244 60.5 54.3-66.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 14 9 73.5 42.2-91.3 5 26.5 8.7-57.8
Recommended Range 922 605 65.3 61.3-69.1 317 34.7 30.9-38.7
Overweight 1,612 1,076 66.8 64.0-69.5 536 33.2 30.5-36.0
Obese 928 601 64.0 60.0-67.7 327 36.0 32.3-40.0
Current Smoker
No 2,712 1,881 68.7 66.5-70.8 831 31.3 29.2-33.5
Yes 813 428 52.9 48.6-57.1 385 47.1 42.9-51.4
Binge Drinker
No 3,149 2,117 66.7 64.6-68.7 1,032 33.3 31.3-35.4
Yes 309 158 51.4 44.8-58.0 151 48.6 42.0-55.2
Heavy Drinker
No 3,357 2,216 65.5 63.5-67.5 1,141 34.5 32.5-36.5
Yes 127 73 59.7 49.4-69.1 54 40.3 30.9-50.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 880 619 69.1 65.0-72.8 261 30.9 27.2-35.0
No 2,642 1,691 64.1 61.8-66.3 951 35.9 33.7-38.2
Current Asthma
Yes 179 126 71.4 63.2-78.4 53 28.6 21.6-36.8
No 3,337 2,178 64.9 62.8-66.8 1,159 35.1 33.2-37.2
Diabetes
Yes 502 394 78.6 73.7-82.7 108 21.4 17.3-26.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No 2,982 1,883 62.9 60.7-65.0 1,099 37.1 35.0-39.3
No, Bordeline Diabetes 46 38 80.1 57.5-92.3 8 19.9 7.7-42.5

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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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