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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Has a doctor of other health professional ever talked with you about having any kind of screening test or exam to check for prostate cancer?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,732 2,496 67.0 65.2-68.9 1,236 33.0 31.1-34.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,286 2,300 70.7 68.8-72.5 986 29.3 27.5-31.2
No 443 196 41.6 35.8-47.7 247 58.4 52.3-64.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 15 8 66.6 35.8-87.7 7 33.4 12.3-64.2
Recommended Range 964 615 63.3 59.3-67.0 349 36.7 33.0-40.7
Overweight 1,701 1,166 69.6 66.8-72.1 535 30.4 27.9-33.2
Obese 992 679 68.1 64.4-71.6 313 31.9 28.4-35.6
Current Smoker
No 2,854 1,991 69.7 67.6-71.8 863 30.3 28.2-32.4
Yes 871 499 57.6 53.4-61.6 372 42.4 38.4-46.6
Binge Drinker
No 3,328 2,278 68.5 66.5-70.4 1,050 31.5 29.6-33.5
Yes 324 177 53.8 47.3-60.2 147 46.2 39.8-52.7
Heavy Drinker
No 3,552 2,400 67.5 65.6-69.4 1,152 32.5 30.6-34.4
Yes 130 72 61.1 51.1-70.2 58 38.9 29.8-48.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 956 684 70.8 67.0-74.4 272 29.2 25.6-33.0
No 2,764 1,805 65.9 63.7-68.1 959 34.1 31.9-36.3
Current Asthma
Yes 193 141 69.9 61.3-77.2 52 30.1 22.8-38.7
No 3,520 2,341 66.9 64.9-68.8 1,179 33.1 31.2-35.1
Diabetes
Yes 544 430 80.1 75.7-83.9 114 19.9 16.1-24.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No 3,137 2,025 64.7 62.6-66.7 1,112 35.3 33.3-37.4
No, Bordeline Diabetes 49 40 81.1 59.9-92.5 9 18.9 7.5-40.1

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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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