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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

Prostate Cancer Screening

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%)
North Carolina 3,969 2,725 63.2 61.2-65.1 1,244 36.8 34.9-38.8
-New Hanover County 91 75 77.4 65.7-85.9 16 22.6 14.1-34.3
RACE
White 78 64 76.7 63.9-86.0 14 23.3 14.0-36.1
Other 13 11 80.6 47.1-95.1 2 19.4 4.9-52.9
AGE
18-44 8 0 0.0 . - . 8 100 . - .
45+ 83 75 89.7 80.5-94.9 8 10.3 5.1-19.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 37 31 76.4 55.9-89.2 6 23.6 10.8-44.1
Some College + 54 44 78.1 63.4-87.9 10 21.9 12.1-36.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 37 31 83.8 67.8-92.7 6 16.2 7.3-32.2
$50,000+ 45 36 71.5 53.8-84.3 9 28.5 15.7-46.2

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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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