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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening-WHITE MALES

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 2,774 1,846 67.4 65.2-69.4 928 32.6 30.6-34.8
AGE
40-44 396 109 27.9 22.7-33.7 287 72.1 66.3-77.3
45-54 752 390 53.5 49.2-57.8 362 46.5 42.2-50.8
55-64 744 581 80.6 77.1-83.7 163 19.4 16.3-22.9
65-74 540 464 87.5 84.0-90.3 76 12.5 9.7-16.0
75+ 342 302 89.3 85.2-92.4 40 10.7 7.6-14.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 385 231 60.0 53.9-65.7 154 40.0 34.3-46.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 720 442 62.7 58.4-66.9 278 37.3 33.1-41.6
Some Post-H.S. 654 444 68.4 63.9-72.5 210 31.6 27.5-36.1
College Graduate 1,011 727 72.4 69.0-75.6 284 27.6 24.4-31.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 215 136 66.8 58.8-74.0 79 33.2 26.0-41.2
$15,000- 24,999 314 224 73.5 67.4-78.7 90 26.5 21.3-32.6
$25,000- 34,999 293 184 61.1 54.3-67.5 109 38.9 32.5-45.7
$35,000- 49,999 445 286 64.9 59.4-70.1 159 35.1 29.9-40.6
$50,000-74,999 423 263 64.6 59.1-69.7 160 35.4 30.3-40.9
$75,000+ 551 382 69.7 65.0-74.1 169 30.3 25.9-35.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 939 691 74.5 71.0-77.6 248 25.5 22.4-29.0
No 1,752 1,108 64.5 61.7-67.1 644 35.5 32.9-38.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,256 997 81.2 78.6-83.5 259 18.8 16.5-21.4
Non-Veteran 1,497 835 56.4 53.3-59.4 662 43.6 40.6-46.7
Currently Serving 20 13 66.9 40.9-85.5 7 33.1 14.5-59.1

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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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