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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 172 111 58.0 49.0-66.5 61 42.0 33.5-51.0
RACE
White 132 89 62.5 52.5-71.5 43 37.5 28.5-47.5
Other 39 21 45.8 29.0-63.5 18 54.2 36.5-71.0
AGE
18-44 30 11 35.1 19.3-55.1 19 64.9 44.9-80.7
45+ 142 100 65.8 55.9-74.4 42 34.2 25.6-44.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 37 23 55.8 36.0-74.0 14 44.2 26.0-64.0
Some College + 135 88 58.6 48.6-68.0 47 41.4 32.0-51.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 59 31 46.5 32.5-61.1 28 53.5 38.9-67.5
$50,000+ 91 63 61.6 49.1-72.6 28 38.4 27.4-50.9

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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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