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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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
-Orange County 99 70 65.8 54.3-75.8 29 34.2 24.2-45.7
RACE
White 88 62 65.6 53.4-76.1 26 34.4 23.9-46.6
Other 11 8 67.3 31.7-90.1 3 32.7 9.9-68.3
AGE
18-44 21 7 33.9 16.4-57.2 14 66.1 42.8-83.6
45+ 78 63 79.4 67.7-87.6 15 20.6 12.4-32.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 23 14 55.2 30.9-77.2 9 44.8 22.8-69.1
Some College + 76 56 69.2 56.2-79.7 20 30.8 20.3-43.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 26 18 70.7 47.6-86.6 8 29.3 13.4-52.4
$50,000+ 64 45 62.7 48.5-74.9 19 37.3 25.1-51.5

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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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