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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening

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%)
North Carolina 4,229 2,925 64.8 62.9-66.6 1,304 35.2 33.4-37.1
-Piedmont NC 2,427 1,662 64.2 61.8-66.6 765 35.8 33.4-38.2
RACE
White 2,015 1,409 65.9 63.2-68.4 606 34.1 31.6-36.8
African American 318 214 67.6 61.4-73.3 104 32.4 26.7-38.6
Other Minorities 86 32 32.9 21.9-46.3 54 67.1 53.7-78.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 71 24 33.3 20.9-48.4 47 66.7 51.6-79.1
Non-Hispanic 2,354 1,636 65.8 63.3-68.1 718 34.2 31.9-36.7
AGE
40-44 395 122 29.8 24.9-35.3 273 70.2 64.7-75.1
45-54 669 388 61.3 56.8-65.6 281 38.7 34.4-43.2
55-64 612 485 79.0 74.9-82.7 127 21.0 17.3-25.1
65-74 453 406 89.8 86.2-92.6 47 10.2 7.4-13.8
75+ 298 261 86.1 80.2-90.5 37 13.9 9.5-19.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 382 225 52.1 45.6-58.6 157 47.9 41.4-54.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 674 472 67.4 62.9-71.7 202 32.6 28.3-37.1
Some Post-H.S. 522 365 65.4 60.1-70.4 157 34.6 29.6-39.9
College Graduate 845 598 66.0 61.9-69.9 247 34.0 30.1-38.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 223 132 56.4 47.6-64.9 91 43.6 35.1-52.4
$15,000- 24,999 331 226 61.6 54.1-68.5 105 38.4 31.5-45.9
$25,000- 34,999 291 209 72.1 65.3-77.9 82 27.9 22.1-34.7
$35,000- 49,999 349 235 61.9 55.5-67.8 114 38.1 32.2-44.5
$50,000-74,999 388 275 66.5 60.5-72.0 113 33.5 28.0-39.5
$75,000+ 559 395 66.0 61.1-70.6 164 34.0 29.4-38.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 794 580 69.8 65.4-74.0 214 30.2 26.0-34.6
No 1,613 1,069 62.0 59.0-64.9 544 38.0 35.1-41.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 923 753 78.4 74.6-81.7 170 21.6 18.3-25.4
Non-Veteran 1,502 908 57.5 54.4-60.5 594 42.5 39.5-45.6

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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