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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,021 1,010 24.0 22.5-25.6 1,008 25.0 23.4-26.7 1,207 29.6 27.9-31.4 388 10.6 9.4-11.9 408 10.8 9.6-12.0
-Piedmont NC 2,323 580 24.0 21.9-26.1 581 25.1 22.9-27.3 687 29.5 27.3-31.9 224 10.0 8.6-11.6 251 11.4 9.9-13.1
GENDER
Male 2,323 580 24.0 21.9-26.1 581 25.1 22.9-27.3 687 29.5 27.3-31.9 224 10.0 8.6-11.6 251 11.4 9.9-13.1
RACE
White 1,936 498 24.5 22.3-26.8 493 25.4 23.1-27.9 566 29.2 26.8-31.7 183 10.3 8.7-12.1 196 10.6 9.0-12.4
African American 303 62 21.7 16.4-28.0 72 25.5 20.1-31.8 99 31.4 25.7-37.8 34 9.7 6.7-14.0 36 11.7 8.1-16.4
Other Minorities 76 19 23.7 13.8-37.8 13 18.6 9.0-34.5 19 27.8 16.5-42.8 6 6.8 2.8-15.7 19 23.1 13.6-36.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 62 13 23.7 12.8-39.7 7 11.0 4.6-24.2 24 36.0 22.6-52.2 3 4.0 1.2-12.1 15 25.3 14.5-40.2
Non-Hispanic 2,259 566 24.0 21.9-26.2 573 25.7 23.5-28.0 663 29.2 27.0-31.6 221 10.3 8.8-12.0 236 10.8 9.3-12.5
AGE
35-44 366 73 19.1 14.8-24.3 73 22.4 17.3-28.4 91 23.5 18.9-29.0 62 16.3 12.5-21.1 67 18.6 14.4-23.8
45-54 654 145 22.2 18.5-26.4 155 24.7 20.9-29.0 214 32.8 28.5-37.4 58 8.7 6.5-11.6 82 11.5 9.0-14.7
55-64 585 171 28.0 24.0-32.5 149 25.8 21.8-30.3 164 29.4 25.3-34.0 50 8.4 6.0-11.7 51 8.3 6.1-11.2
65-74 438 122 28.8 24.0-34.0 126 27.0 22.6-31.9 130 30.0 25.1-35.4 28 6.7 4.4-10.0 32 7.6 5.2-11.0
75+ 280 69 24.7 19.1-31.2 78 28.2 22.3-35.0 88 31.2 25.2-38.0 26 8.7 5.5-13.5 19 7.2 4.2-12.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 344 53 17.0 11.9-23.6 63 15.7 11.8-20.5 117 33.7 27.6-40.5 47 12.6 9.0-17.4 64 21.0 15.9-27.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 651 141 21.5 17.8-25.7 171 27.9 23.7-32.5 207 30.3 26.3-34.6 58 9.1 6.7-12.2 74 11.2 8.8-14.3
Some Post-H.S. 503 128 22.3 18.4-26.8 116 21.9 17.9-26.6 162 35.0 29.9-40.4 49 10.9 7.9-15.0 48 9.9 7.0-13.7
College Graduate 822 257 29.0 25.5-32.7 230 28.2 24.5-32.1 201 24.6 21.2-28.4 69 9.1 7.0-11.7 65 9.2 7.0-12.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 203 38 23.3 15.8-33.0 42 19.8 14.0-27.1 58 26.5 19.5-34.8 26 10.8 6.6-17.2 39 19.7 13.5-27.8
$15,000- 24,999 312 71 20.1 15.1-26.2 67 22.2 16.2-29.6 113 37.3 30.4-44.8 32 9.0 5.8-13.8 29 11.4 7.5-16.8
$25,000- 34,999 272 64 22.8 17.2-29.5 70 24.8 19.1-31.6 92 37.1 30.2-44.7 18 5.7 3.2- 9.9 28 9.5 6.2-14.3
$35,000- 49,999 333 84 23.2 18.5-28.6 93 25.3 20.1-31.3 94 31.2 25.4-37.6 23 8.7 5.4-13.7 39 11.8 8.3-16.4
$50,000-74,999 379 88 21.1 16.8-26.2 108 27.0 22.1-32.5 98 27.2 22.1-33.0 45 12.8 9.3-17.4 40 11.9 8.3-16.6
$75,000+ 558 176 27.8 23.8-32.2 146 28.9 24.5-33.7 131 22.7 18.9-26.9 58 11.1 8.3-14.6 47 9.5 7.0-12.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 749 173 23.9 20.1-28.1 184 25.1 21.2-29.4 218 28.9 25.0-33.1 81 10.5 8.0-13.6 93 11.7 9.3-14.5
No 1,559 403 24.0 21.6-26.6 391 24.9 22.4-27.7 466 29.8 27.1-32.7 142 9.9 8.2-11.8 157 11.4 9.5-13.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 889 246 26.5 23.2-30.1 246 28.5 24.9-32.4 245 27.5 24.1-31.2 78 8.5 6.5-11.0 74 9.0 6.9-11.7
Non-Veteran 1,434 334 22.7 20.2-25.5 335 23.4 20.8-26.2 442 30.5 27.6-33.5 146 10.8 9.0-12.9 177 12.6 10.7-14.8

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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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