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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth County

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 3,969 2,725 63.2 61.2-65.1 1,244 36.8 34.9-38.8
-Forsyth County 116 78 56.4 45.5-66.7 38 43.6 33.3-54.5
RACE
White 89 62 59.3 46.7-70.9 27 40.7 29.1-53.3
Other 26 15 47.0 27.2-67.8 11 53.0 32.2-72.8
AGE
18-44 7 0 0.0 . - . 7 100 . - .
45+ 109 78 63.7 52.2-73.9 31 36.3 26.1-47.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 46 30 49.2 33.2-65.4 16 50.8 34.6-66.8
Some College + 69 48 61.3 46.9-74.0 21 38.7 26.0-53.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 57 38 52.1 36.9-66.9 19 47.9 33.1-63.1
$50,000+ 47 32 58.5 41.8-73.4 15 41.5 26.6-58.2

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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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