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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening-WHITES

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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 2,903 1,416 49.6 47.4-51.8 410 14.5 12.9-16.1 120 4.3 3.5- 5.3 271 8.7 7.5- 9.9 686 23.0 21.2-24.9
AGE
40-44 415 110 24.1 19.7-29.2 60 16.5 12.4-21.7 14 4.2 2.4- 7.4 39 9.4 6.5-13.3 192 45.7 40.0-51.5
45-54 796 312 40.9 36.8-45.1 108 13.7 11.1-16.8 38 4.8 3.3- 7.1 96 10.9 8.7-13.6 242 29.6 26.0-33.6
55-64 778 427 58.3 54.0-62.5 114 15.0 12.0-18.6 34 4.1 2.7- 6.2 65 7.4 5.5-10.0 138 15.2 12.5-18.2
65-74 556 344 62.5 57.6-67.1 76 13.3 10.2-17.0 19 4.4 2.6- 7.2 45 7.5 5.3-10.5 72 12.4 9.5-16.0
75+ 358 223 63.7 57.7-69.4 52 14.4 10.6-19.2 15 3.6 2.0- 6.4 26 6.9 4.3-10.7 42 11.4 8.3-15.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 421 180 46.1 40.3-52.0 67 15.2 11.4-19.8 16 3.9 2.0- 7.4 54 11.5 8.5-15.3 104 23.4 19.0-28.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 755 331 44.0 39.8-48.4 102 14.9 11.9-18.6 35 4.0 2.7- 5.9 72 9.8 7.4-12.9 215 27.2 23.6-31.1
Some Post-H.S. 691 342 48.8 44.4-53.3 85 11.6 9.1-14.8 27 4.6 3.1- 7.0 60 8.8 6.6-11.8 177 26.1 22.3-30.3
College Graduate 1,032 561 55.1 51.4-58.7 156 15.7 13.2-18.7 42 4.5 3.1- 6.5 85 6.7 5.3- 8.6 188 17.9 15.3-21.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 242 103 43.9 36.2-51.9 25 8.0 5.1-12.3 9 1.9 0.9- 4.0 40 16.2 11.4-22.6 65 30.0 23.2-37.8
$15,000- 24,999 327 158 50.1 43.5-56.6 48 12.9 9.3-17.5 18 6.0 3.4-10.4 36 10.2 7.0-14.7 67 20.8 15.8-26.8
$25,000- 34,999 309 139 47.4 41.0-54.0 44 13.9 10.2-18.9 14 4.8 2.6- 8.5 28 8.2 5.4-12.3 84 25.6 20.3-31.8
$35,000- 49,999 469 228 50.0 44.6-55.5 58 12.6 9.5-16.7 12 2.9 1.5- 5.6 47 10.4 7.3-14.5 124 24.1 19.9-28.8
$50,000-74,999 446 215 49.0 43.6-54.5 71 15.5 11.8-20.0 20 4.4 2.6- 7.2 37 7.9 5.4-11.4 103 23.2 18.9-28.1
$75,000+ 567 303 51.2 46.3-56.2 91 18.3 14.5-23.0 27 5.4 3.5- 8.3 37 6.0 4.1- 8.8 109 19.0 15.5-23.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,004 537 53.8 50.0-57.5 142 13.7 11.4-16.5 43 4.2 2.9- 5.9 98 8.8 7.0-11.1 184 19.5 16.6-22.7
No 1,815 848 47.9 45.2-50.7 260 15.0 13.0-17.2 74 4.5 3.4- 5.9 163 8.4 7.0-10.1 470 24.2 21.9-26.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,302 736 57.8 54.5-60.9 187 14.6 12.4-17.1 50 3.9 2.9- 5.4 110 7.7 6.1- 9.5 219 16.1 13.9-18.5
Non-Veteran 1,578 669 43.3 40.3-46.3 219 14.3 12.2-16.7 68 4.5 3.4- 6.0 160 9.5 7.9-11.3 462 28.4 25.8-31.2
Currently Serving 22 11 47.9 25.0-71.7 3 19.0 5.7-47.5 2 12.5 2.2-47.3 1 2.6 0.4-17.0 5 18.0 7.0-39.0

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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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