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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening-WHITE 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 3,219 2,268 65.4 63.3-67.5 951 34.6 32.5-36.7
AGE
40-44 354 99 28.5 23.2-34.5 255 71.5 65.5-76.8
45-54 802 423 51.6 47.4-55.9 379 48.4 44.1-52.6
55-64 910 737 82.5 79.5-85.2 173 17.5 14.8-20.5
65-74 691 610 88.0 84.8-90.6 81 12.0 9.4-15.2
75+ 462 399 89.0 85.5-91.8 63 11.0 8.2-14.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 404 255 56.9 50.5-63.2 149 43.1 36.8-49.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 922 622 61.6 57.5-65.5 300 38.4 34.5-42.5
Some Post-H.S. 718 503 65.1 60.5-69.4 215 34.9 30.6-39.5
College Graduate 1,169 885 70.9 67.5-74.1 284 29.1 25.9-32.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 232 142 54.4 46.1-62.4 90 45.6 37.6-53.9
$15,000- 24,999 374 266 63.8 56.6-70.4 108 36.2 29.6-43.4
$25,000- 34,999 390 261 59.3 52.9-65.5 129 40.7 34.5-47.1
$35,000- 49,999 473 335 66.7 61.2-71.9 138 33.3 28.1-38.8
$50,000-74,999 504 373 67.8 62.3-72.9 131 32.2 27.1-37.7
$75,000+ 892 631 66.6 62.7-70.3 261 33.4 29.7-37.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,258 935 70.3 66.9-73.6 323 29.7 26.4-33.1
No 1,900 1,293 62.7 59.9-65.4 607 37.3 34.6-40.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,481 1,219 80.8 78.1-83.2 262 19.2 16.8-21.9
Non-Veteran 1,736 1,047 54.9 52.0-57.8 689 45.1 42.2-48.0

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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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