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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,608 2,576 66.7 64.7-68.7 1,032 33.3 31.3-35.3
No 359 147 33.5 27.9-39.7 212 66.5 60.3-72.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 32 20 56.3 34.9-75.6 12 43.7 24.4-65.1
Recommended Range 1,014 692 64.2 60.3-67.9 322 35.8 32.1-39.7
Overweight 1,786 1,272 65.7 62.7-68.5 514 34.3 31.5-37.3
Obese 1,097 720 59.3 55.5-63.0 377 40.7 37.0-44.5
Current Smoker
No 3,107 2,223 66.0 63.8-68.1 884 34.0 31.9-36.2
Yes 840 488 53.6 49.2-57.9 352 46.4 42.1-50.8
Binge Drinker
No 3,459 2,443 65.3 63.1-67.3 1,016 34.7 32.7-36.9
Yes 414 217 47.5 41.6-53.5 197 52.5 46.5-58.4
Heavy Drinker
No 3,733 2,575 63.4 61.3-65.3 1,158 36.6 34.7-38.7
Yes 146 85 51.5 41.7-61.2 61 48.5 38.8-58.3
Current Asthma
Yes 201 138 62.0 53.4-69.8 63 38.0 30.2-46.6
No 3,751 2,580 63.3 61.2-65.3 1,171 36.7 34.7-38.8
Diabetes
Yes 597 463 71.2 66.2-75.7 134 28.8 24.3-33.8
No 3,299 2,205 61.7 59.5-63.8 1,094 38.3 36.2-40.5
No, Bordeline Diabetes 69 53 71.4 53.9-84.2 16 28.6 15.8-46.1
Disability
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

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* This question was asked only of male respondents who reported being age 40 and older.

*These risk tables are stand-alone tables, not broken down further by geographic strata.

^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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