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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Prostate Cancer Screening

A Prostate-Specific Antigen test, also called a PSA test, is a blood test used to check men for prostate cancer.
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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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 117 87 66.4 55.5-75.9 30 33.6 24.1-44.5
Buncombe 95 64 64.7 53.1-74.8 31 35.3 25.2-46.9
Cabarrus 97 64 62.6 51.0-72.9 33 37.4 27.1-49.0
Catawba 115 81 61.5 50.5-71.4 34 38.5 28.6-49.5
Cumberland 87 64 69.1 56.4-79.5 23 30.9 20.5-43.6
Davidson 118 77 60.3 50.0-69.9 41 39.7 30.1-50.0
Durham 97 69 62.7 50.3-73.6 28 37.3 26.4-49.7
Forsyth 116 78 56.4 45.5-66.7 38 43.6 33.3-54.5
Gaston 105 76 68.1 57.3-77.2 29 31.9 22.8-42.7
Guilford 127 89 64.5 52.9-74.6 38 35.5 25.4-47.1
Iredell 107 78 67.5 56.0-77.2 29 32.5 22.8-44.0
Johnston 115 73 54.8 42.4-66.6 42 45.2 33.4-57.6
Mecklenburg 172 111 58.0 49.0-66.5 61 42.0 33.5-51.0
New Hanover 91 75 77.4 65.7-85.9 16 22.6 14.1-34.3
Onslow 94 66 66.5 54.1-77.0 28 33.5 23.0-45.9
Orange 99 70 65.8 54.3-75.8 29 34.2 24.2-45.7
Pitt 73 46 55.3 42.4-67.6 27 44.7 32.4-57.6
Randolph 107 68 58.2 47.3-68.3 39 41.8 31.7-52.7
Robeson 104 77 69.5 57.9-79.1 27 30.5 20.9-42.1
Rowan 124 77 55.6 45.7-65.1 47 44.4 34.9-54.3
Union 92 57 51.3 38.0-64.4 35 48.7 35.6-62.0
Wake 143 106 68.9 59.6-76.9 37 31.1 23.1-40.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 108 73 59.6 48.2-70.1 35 40.4 29.9-51.8
Northeast Partnership II*** 141 96 58.6 49.0-67.7 45 41.4 32.3-51.0
Northeast Partnership I*** 121 89 74.4 64.9-82.1 32 25.6 17.9-35.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 105 67 61.7 50.8-71.6 38 38.3 28.4-49.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 108 69 57.2 46.2-67.5 39 42.8 32.5-53.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 120 86 70.7 60.8-78.9 34 29.3 21.1-39.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 102 57 49.7 39.0-60.4 45 50.3 39.6-61.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 114 76 57.9 46.9-68.1 38 42.1 31.9-53.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 132 106 76.5 66.9-84.0 26 23.5 16.0-33.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 121 67 46.7 37.1-56.6 54 53.3 43.4-62.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 120 84 68.8 58.7-77.4 36 31.2 22.6-41.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 109 78 70.3 59.5-79.2 31 29.7 20.8-40.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 173 124 70.7 60.9-78.8 49 29.3 21.2-39.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 295 203 62.3 55.5-68.6 92 37.7 31.4-44.5
No 3,674 2,522 63.2 61.2-65.2 1,152 36.8 34.8-38.8
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,277 895 64.1 60.7-67.4 382 35.9 32.6-39.3
Piedmont 2,227 1,503 61.2 58.5-63.8 724 38.8 36.2-41.5
Western NC 465 327 68.9 63.3-74.0 138 31.1 26.0-36.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 268 188 69.0 61.4-75.7 80 31.0 24.3-38.6
Northwest 847 566 59.6 55.4-63.7 281 40.4 36.3-44.6
Charlotte 568 378 60.8 55.6-65.8 190 39.2 34.2-44.4
Greensboro 554 379 62.4 56.5-67.9 175 37.6 32.1-43.5
Southern Regional 368 273 66.9 60.3-72.8 95 33.1 27.2-39.7
Coastal 212 162 70.3 62.0-77.5 50 29.7 22.5-38.0
Wake 499 336 63.4 57.8-68.6 163 36.6 31.4-42.2
Area L 173 114 63.8 55.2-71.7 59 36.2 28.3-44.8
Eastern 480 329 61.5 55.9-66.8 151 38.5 33.2-44.1

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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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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