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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 105 76 68.1 57.3-77.2 29 31.9 22.8-42.7
RACE
White 89 65 68.0 56.3-77.8 24 32.0 22.2-43.7
Other 16 11 68.4 40.1-87.5 5 31.6 12.5-59.9
AGE
18-44 15 2 17.1 3.6-53.2 13 82.9 46.8-96.4
45+ 90 74 81.3 71.0-88.6 16 18.7 11.4-29.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 45 32 69.2 52.6-82.0 13 30.8 18.0-47.4
Some College + 59 43 66.8 52.3-78.7 16 33.2 21.3-47.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 53 38 68.4 52.7-80.8 15 31.6 19.2-47.3
$50,000+ 39 28 66.2 48.7-80.2 11 33.8 19.8-51.3

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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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