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2005 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 4,229 2,925 64.8 62.9-66.6 1,304 35.2 33.4-37.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,718 2,706 68.7 66.8-70.6 1,012 31.3 29.4-33.2
No 505 217 40.5 35.3-45.8 288 59.5 54.2-64.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 34 21 61.8 42.3-78.2 13 38.2 21.8-57.7
Recommended Range 1,053 717 64.7 61.0-68.2 336 35.3 31.8-39.0
Overweight 1,914 1,342 64.7 61.9-67.3 572 35.3 32.7-38.1
Obese 1,173 821 66.6 63.1-69.9 352 33.4 30.1-36.9
Current Smoker
No 3,321 2,419 68.2 66.2-70.2 902 31.8 29.8-33.8
Yes 888 489 51.8 47.8-55.8 399 48.2 44.2-52.2
Binge Drinker
No 3,694 2,640 66.7 64.7-68.6 1,054 33.3 31.4-35.3
Yes 477 255 52.3 46.8-57.8 222 47.7 42.2-53.2
Heavy Drinker
No 4,013 2,803 65.2 63.3-67.0 1,210 34.8 33.0-36.7
Yes 130 72 52.9 42.6-62.9 58 47.1 37.1-57.4
Current Asthma
Yes 207 147 65.6 56.9-73.3 60 34.4 26.7-43.1
No 3,999 2,763 64.8 62.9-66.6 1,236 35.2 33.4-37.1
Diabetes
Yes 626 511 79.1 74.6-83.0 115 20.9 17.0-25.4
No 3,520 2,344 62.1 60.0-64.1 1,176 37.9 35.9-40.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 78 69 84.4 72.0-91.9 9 15.6 8.1-28.0

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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.

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