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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening-AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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%)
TOTAL 516 348 65.0 59.3-70.2 168 35.0 29.8-40.7
RACE
African American 516 348 65.0 59.3-70.2 168 35.0 29.8-40.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 4 63.5 22.3-91.4 2 36.5 8.6-77.7
-English Speaking 5 4 85.0 38.3-98.1 1 15.0 1.9-61.7
-Spanish Speaking 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 509 343 64.9 59.2-70.2 166 35.1 29.8-40.8
AGE
40-44 71 31 47.7 34.4-61.3 40 52.3 38.7-65.6
45-54 154 86 54.1 43.5-64.4 68 45.9 35.6-56.5
55-64 132 96 72.1 62.1-80.3 36 27.9 19.7-37.9
65-74 106 90 88.0 80.1-93.0 16 12.0 7.0-19.9
75+ 53 45 86.5 70.6-94.5 8 13.5 5.5-29.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 132 90 67.3 57.2-76.0 42 32.7 24.0-42.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 183 119 63.9 55.0-72.0 64 36.1 28.0-45.0
Some Post-H.S. 100 69 60.3 45.4-73.5 31 39.7 26.5-54.6
College Graduate 99 69 69.7 57.8-79.4 30 30.3 20.6-42.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 81 53 67.7 54.5-78.6 28 32.3 21.4-45.5
$15,000- 24,999 97 59 50.3 38.4-62.2 38 49.7 37.8-61.6
$25,000- 34,999 82 61 74.7 62.2-84.2 21 25.3 15.8-37.8
$35,000- 49,999 85 56 63.1 50.0-74.5 29 36.9 25.5-50.0
$50,000-74,999 46 34 75.7 58.7-87.2 12 24.3 12.8-41.3
$75,000+ 53 42 70.0 43.5-87.6 11 30.0 12.4-56.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 221 160 71.2 63.6-77.9 61 28.8 22.1-36.4
No 278 178 61.0 52.9-68.6 100 39.0 31.4-47.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 185 148 73.8 62.2-82.8 37 26.2 17.2-37.8
Non-Veteran 327 197 59.3 52.7-65.5 130 40.7 34.5-47.3

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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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