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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Prostate Cancer Screening

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,924 2,006 46.2 44.3-48.1 385 9.5 8.4-10.6 123 3.1 2.5- 3.8 166 4.0 3.3- 4.9 1,244 37.2 35.2-39.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 115 64 49.9 39.8-60.0 11 9.2 5.0-16.4 4 2.9 1.0- 8.0 6 3.8 1.6- 8.4 30 34.2 24.7-45.3
Buncombe 92 47 50.3 39.2-61.5 8 8.3 3.9-16.9 3 1.8 0.5- 6.0 3 3.4 1.0-11.0 31 36.2 25.8-48.0
Cabarrus 96 45 42.6 32.2-53.7 13 13.8 8.0-22.8 2 1.6 0.3- 7.6 3 4.4 1.3-13.6 33 37.6 27.2-49.3
Catawba 113 60 43.0 33.4-53.1 11 10.2 5.6-18.0 3 2.2 0.7- 6.8 5 5.6 2.3-12.9 34 39.0 29.0-50.1
Cumberland 86 47 50.2 38.2-62.2 8 9.6 4.3-20.1 3 3.0 0.9- 9.3 5 6.2 2.2-15.8 23 31.0 20.5-43.8
Davidson 118 57 44.7 34.9-54.9 9 6.6 3.2-13.0 5 4.0 1.6- 9.7 6 5.0 2.1-11.5 41 39.7 30.1-50.0
Durham 96 49 46.1 34.9-57.8 13 12.3 6.8-21.2 1 1.2 0.2- 7.9 5 2.8 1.1- 7.0 28 37.6 26.6-50.1
Forsyth 116 63 44.8 34.9-55.1 8 6.5 3.1-13.3 4 3.8 1.3-10.3 3 1.3 0.4- 4.3 38 43.6 33.3-54.5
Gaston 104 50 43.9 33.6-54.7 12 10.2 5.7-17.7 5 4.5 1.7-11.4 8 9.1 4.4-18.1 29 32.3 23.1-43.1
Guilford 127 73 53.7 42.9-64.1 10 7.7 3.7-15.3 5 2.6 1.0- 6.6 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 38 35.5 25.4-47.1
Iredell 107 62 49.1 38.6-59.7 10 11.9 6.1-21.9 2 2.0 0.5- 7.7 4 4.5 1.5-12.7 29 32.5 22.8-44.0
Johnston 114 48 35.3 25.2-46.8 17 15.2 8.9-24.8 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 6 3.4 1.3- 8.3 42 45.5 33.6-57.9
Mecklenburg 171 87 44.2 36.0-52.8 17 8.7 5.2-14.2 3 2.4 0.7- 7.7 3 2.5 0.8- 8.2 61 42.2 33.6-51.2
New Hanover 86 56 61.6 49.8-72.1 4 4.0 1.4-10.5 1 1.5 0.2-10.2 9 9.2 4.7-17.3 16 23.7 14.8-35.7
Onslow 94 50 52.7 40.4-64.7 8 6.6 3.1-13.3 6 5.3 2.2-12.4 2 1.9 0.4- 9.3 28 33.5 23.0-45.9
Orange 99 53 47.1 36.3-58.2 10 10.3 5.2-19.5 4 5.4 1.5-17.5 3 3.0 0.8-10.3 29 34.2 24.2-45.7
Pitt 73 35 40.4 29.2-52.7 9 12.7 6.3-24.0 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 27 44.7 32.4-57.6
Randolph 103 42 39.0 29.1-50.0 15 12.7 7.3-21.3 5 4.0 1.6- 9.3 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 39 43.4 33.0-54.5
Robeson 101 52 48.7 37.8-59.7 14 12.9 7.5-21.5 5 4.4 1.7-10.5 3 2.5 0.8- 7.5 27 31.5 21.7-43.3
Rowan 123 63 44.3 35.0-53.9 8 7.8 3.7-15.8 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 4 2.5 0.9- 6.7 47 44.8 35.2-54.8
Union 91 43 37.2 25.5-50.5 7 6.4 2.7-14.4 3 4.0 1.1-13.3 3 3.5 1.1-10.5 35 49.0 35.8-62.3
Wake 142 80 48.1 39.1-57.2 11 10.4 5.5-18.8 8 5.3 2.6-10.4 6 5.0 2.0-11.8 37 31.3 23.2-40.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 105 56 47.7 37.0-58.6 9 7.5 3.7-14.5 3 2.2 0.7- 6.8 2 1.3 0.3- 5.2 35 41.4 30.7-52.9
Northeast Partnership II*** 139 65 38.2 30.0-47.2 17 12.6 7.8-19.9 3 2.0 0.6- 6.2 9 5.3 2.5-10.8 45 41.9 32.8-51.5
Northeast Partnership I*** 120 61 53.2 43.2-63.0 18 13.6 8.3-21.5 4 4.1 1.4-11.0 5 3.3 1.2- 8.8 32 25.8 18.1-35.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 104 48 43.2 33.1-54.0 11 8.7 4.6-15.7 5 7.8 3.1-18.5 2 1.3 0.3- 5.3 38 38.9 28.9-49.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 108 48 39.1 29.2-49.9 12 11.3 6.0-20.0 4 3.1 1.0- 9.0 5 3.8 1.3-10.2 39 42.8 32.5-53.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 119 65 54.1 44.2-63.7 11 8.9 4.7-16.1 4 3.3 1.2- 8.6 5 4.3 1.7-10.4 34 29.4 21.1-39.3
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 102 41 31.7 23.2-41.6 8 9.4 4.6-18.3 3 2.2 0.6- 7.6 5 6.4 2.3-16.5 45 50.3 39.6-61.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 113 58 46.0 35.9-56.4 7 4.7 2.1-10.3 5 3.2 1.2- 8.4 5 3.6 1.4- 8.8 38 42.5 32.2-53.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 131 76 55.0 45.5-64.2 17 13.3 8.1-20.9 4 3.2 1.2- 8.5 8 4.7 2.2-10.0 26 23.8 16.2-33.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 117 45 32.8 24.4-42.5 10 7.5 3.7-14.5 5 3.1 1.2- 7.5 3 2.2 0.7- 6.7 54 54.4 44.4-64.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 119 66 51.6 41.3-61.7 8 6.8 3.3-13.6 3 2.5 0.8- 7.6 6 7.8 2.9-19.2 36 31.3 22.7-41.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 108 61 56.1 45.3-66.3 9 8.5 4.2-16.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.5 6 4.1 1.7- 9.8 31 30.7 21.7-41.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 172 90 47.8 38.8-57.0 15 9.7 5.5-16.7 4 3.9 1.4-10.1 14 9.2 5.1-16.0 49 29.4 21.2-39.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 291 141 43.3 37.1-49.8 36 11.9 8.4-16.5 8 2.7 1.3- 5.4 14 3.9 2.1- 7.1 92 38.3 31.9-45.0
No 3,633 1,865 46.4 44.4-48.4 349 9.3 8.2-10.5 115 3.1 2.5- 3.9 152 4.1 3.3- 4.9 1,152 37.1 35.1-39.2
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,260 642 46.2 42.8-49.5 141 10.7 8.9-12.9 40 3.1 2.2- 4.4 55 3.8 2.8- 5.2 382 36.2 32.9-39.7
Piedmont 2,204 1,119 45.2 42.6-47.8 206 9.0 7.6-10.6 71 3.2 2.4- 4.2 84 3.3 2.5- 4.4 724 39.3 36.6-42.0
Western NC 460 245 50.0 44.4-55.6 38 8.7 6.0-12.4 12 2.8 1.4- 5.7 27 7.2 4.7-10.9 138 31.3 26.1-36.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 264 137 48.5 41.2-55.9 23 9.3 5.8-14.6 7 3.3 1.4- 7.8 17 7.7 4.5-12.8 80 31.2 24.4-38.8
Northwest 842 440 45.2 41.2-49.3 67 8.1 6.2-10.5 21 2.4 1.5- 3.9 33 3.8 2.6- 5.7 281 40.5 36.4-44.7
Charlotte 562 278 45.0 40.1-50.0 58 9.0 6.7-11.8 15 2.6 1.4- 4.7 21 3.7 2.2- 6.1 190 39.8 34.8-45.0
Greensboro 545 272 46.8 41.2-52.4 55 9.1 6.5-12.6 25 3.8 2.4- 5.9 18 2.2 1.3- 3.8 175 38.2 32.6-44.1
Southern Regional 363 202 50.8 44.4-57.2 39 9.5 6.6-13.4 13 3.1 1.6- 6.0 14 3.2 1.6- 6.0 95 33.4 27.4-40.0
Coastal 206 118 51.4 43.5-59.3 18 10.0 6.0-16.2 5 2.6 1.1- 6.1 15 5.9 3.4-10.0 50 30.2 22.9-38.6
Wake 495 240 44.5 39.1-49.9 51 10.4 7.3-14.5 15 3.8 2.1- 6.5 26 4.5 2.6- 7.7 163 36.9 31.7-42.5
Area L 171 79 45.6 37.2-54.1 21 10.7 6.8-16.6 7 5.3 2.4-11.4 5 2.0 0.8- 5.0 59 36.4 28.5-45.1
Eastern 476 240 43.5 38.3-48.9 53 11.2 8.1-15.1 15 2.6 1.4- 4.6 17 3.9 2.2- 6.7 151 38.9 33.5-44.5

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* This question was asked only of male respondents who reported having a PSA test and those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^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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