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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening-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 3,969 2,725 63.2 61.2-65.1 1,244 36.8 34.9-38.8
RACE
White 3,219 2,268 65.4 63.3-67.5 951 34.6 32.5-36.7
African American 516 348 65.0 59.3-70.2 168 35.0 29.8-40.7
Asian 19 6 24.3 9.8-48.6 13 75.7 51.4-90.2
Native American 74 40 44.7 30.9-59.5 34 55.3 40.5-69.1
Other Minorities 126 51 35.7 26.7-45.9 75 64.3 54.1-73.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 125 47 32.6 23.9-42.8 78 67.4 57.2-76.1
-English Speaking 55 31 50.0 34.0-66.0 24 50.0 34.0-66.0
-Spanish Speaking 70 16 23.3 13.9-36.5 54 76.7 63.5-86.1
Non-Hispanic 3,838 2,674 64.9 62.9-66.9 1,164 35.1 33.1-37.1
AGE
40-44 481 142 30.2 25.5-35.4 339 69.8 64.6-74.5
45-54 1,045 540 50.0 46.2-53.7 505 50.0 46.3-53.8
55-64 1,090 868 80.1 77.1-82.8 222 19.9 17.2-22.9
65-74 829 723 87.6 84.7-90.0 106 12.4 10.0-15.3
75+ 524 452 88.7 85.2-91.5 72 11.3 8.5-14.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 614 368 51.8 46.6-57.0 246 48.2 43.0-53.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,164 771 60.6 56.9-64.1 393 39.4 35.9-43.1
Some Post-H.S. 859 594 63.9 59.4-68.1 265 36.1 31.9-40.6
College Graduate 1,324 988 69.6 66.4-72.7 336 30.4 27.3-33.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 341 204 54.4 47.5-61.1 137 45.6 38.9-52.5
$15,000- 24,999 537 346 53.3 47.6-58.9 191 46.7 41.1-52.4
$25,000- 34,999 504 332 58.4 52.8-63.7 172 41.6 36.3-47.2
$35,000- 49,999 595 413 65.3 60.3-70.0 182 34.7 30.0-39.7
$50,000-74,999 564 417 68.6 63.5-73.3 147 31.4 26.7-36.5
$75,000+ 978 696 66.4 62.4-70.1 282 33.6 29.9-37.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,574 1,144 68.4 65.3-71.3 430 31.6 28.7-34.7
No 2,314 1,529 60.0 57.4-62.6 785 40.0 37.4-42.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,719 1,400 79.0 76.2-81.6 319 21.0 18.4-23.8
Non-Veteran 2,244 1,320 53.3 50.7-55.9 924 46.7 44.1-49.3

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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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