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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How long has it been since you had your last PSA test?*

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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 3,502 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,085 1,607 52.1 50.0-54.3 310 10.2 8.9-11.6 88 3.0 2.3- 3.9 109 3.4 2.7- 4.2 971 31.3 29.4-33.3
No 416 98 19.4 15.4-24.2 36 9.5 6.3-14.1 15 3.2 1.8- 5.6 23 6.5 4.0-10.5 244 61.3 55.2-67.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 14 5 32.4 9.4-68.9 2 30.8 6.8-73.2 1 2.7 0.3-18.3 1 7.7 1.0-40.4 5 26.5 8.7-57.8
Recommended Range 915 457 49.8 45.8-53.8 80 8.7 6.8-11.2 21 2.3 1.4- 4.0 40 4.2 2.9- 6.2 317 34.9 31.1-38.9
Overweight 1,599 792 49.6 46.6-52.6 171 10.7 9.0-12.7 44 2.7 1.9- 4.0 56 3.6 2.6- 5.0 536 33.4 30.6-36.2
Obese 921 436 46.0 42.1-50.0 88 9.8 7.6-12.4 36 4.3 2.8- 6.4 34 3.6 2.5- 5.2 327 36.3 32.6-40.3
Current Smoker
No 2,692 1,411 51.4 49.1-53.7 280 10.6 9.2-12.1 78 3.1 2.3- 4.1 92 3.4 2.7- 4.3 831 31.5 29.4-33.7
Yes 804 289 36.5 32.5-40.7 66 8.4 6.4-11.0 25 2.7 1.7- 4.2 39 4.9 3.3- 7.3 385 47.5 43.2-51.8
Binge Drinker
No 3,125 1,573 49.5 47.4-51.7 310 10.0 8.8-11.4 93 3.1 2.4- 4.0 117 3.8 3.0- 4.7 1,032 33.6 31.5-35.6
Yes 306 103 34.5 28.5-41.0 31 10.3 6.7-15.6 7 2.0 0.8- 4.7 14 4.3 2.3- 8.1 151 48.9 42.2-55.5
Heavy Drinker
No 3,329 1,633 48.3 46.3-50.4 332 10.1 8.9-11.5 98 3.1 2.4- 4.0 125 3.7 3.0- 4.6 1,141 34.7 32.7-36.7
Yes 127 57 47.2 37.3-57.4 7 6.1 2.7-13.2 4 1.5 0.5- 4.3 5 4.9 2.0-11.5 54 40.3 30.9-50.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 868 454 50.9 46.7-55.0 81 9.4 7.4-12.0 27 3.4 2.0- 5.7 45 5.0 3.5- 7.1 261 31.3 27.5-35.4
No 2,625 1,248 47.3 45.0-49.7 264 10.3 8.9-11.9 75 2.9 2.2- 3.8 87 3.4 2.6- 4.4 951 36.1 33.8-38.3
Current Asthma
Yes 179 94 52.5 43.7-61.0 20 9.4 5.8-15.1 5 3.5 1.3- 9.4 7 6.0 2.7-12.8 53 28.6 21.6-36.8
No 3,308 1,602 47.9 45.8-50.0 325 10.1 8.9-11.5 98 3.0 2.3- 3.9 124 3.6 2.9- 4.5 1,159 35.4 33.4-37.4
Diabetes
Yes 491 302 60.8 55.4-65.9 51 11.0 8.1-14.6 13 2.6 1.3- 4.9 17 3.9 2.2- 6.7 108 21.9 17.6-26.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No 2,965 1,372 45.8 43.6-48.0 290 10.0 8.7-11.4 90 3.1 2.4- 4.1 114 3.8 3.0- 4.7 1,099 37.3 35.2-39.4
No, Bordeline Diabetes 45 31 70.3 50.3-84.7 5 8.8 3.5-20.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 8 20.2 7.8-43.0

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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, 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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