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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 2,227 1,503 61.2 58.5-63.8 724 38.8 36.2-41.5
RACE
White 1,847 1,285 64.0 61.2-66.8 562 36.0 33.2-38.8
African American 264 172 61.5 53.3-69.1 92 38.5 30.9-46.7
Other Minorities 111 41 33.1 23.7-44.0 70 66.9 56.0-76.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 70 23 29.9 19.1-43.6 47 70.1 56.4-80.9
Non-Hispanic 2,155 1,478 63.0 60.3-65.6 677 37.0 34.4-39.7
AGE
40-44 286 76 27.5 21.7-34.3 210 72.5 65.7-78.3
45-54 597 298 47.1 42.2-52.1 299 52.9 47.9-57.8
55-64 594 474 81.3 77.2-84.8 120 18.7 15.2-22.8
65-74 461 400 87.0 83.1-90.1 61 13.0 9.9-16.9
75+ 289 255 89.4 84.3-93.1 34 10.6 6.9-15.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 313 191 51.6 44.5-58.6 122 48.4 41.4-55.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 627 405 59.8 54.8-64.6 222 40.2 35.4-45.2
Some Post-H.S. 480 330 60.5 54.2-66.4 150 39.5 33.6-45.8
College Graduate 802 575 65.7 61.3-69.8 227 34.3 30.2-38.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 172 102 51.4 41.6-61.2 70 48.6 38.8-58.4
$15,000- 24,999 292 186 54.1 46.4-61.6 106 45.9 38.4-53.6
$25,000- 34,999 262 177 59.3 51.7-66.5 85 40.7 33.5-48.3
$35,000- 49,999 324 213 61.0 54.2-67.5 111 39.0 32.5-45.8
$50,000-74,999 310 224 64.6 57.3-71.2 86 35.4 28.8-42.7
$75,000+ 624 429 62.8 57.6-67.6 195 37.2 32.4-42.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 804 588 68.8 64.4-72.8 216 31.2 27.2-35.6
No 1,379 885 57.2 53.8-60.6 494 42.8 39.4-46.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 924 745 77.6 73.4-81.3 179 22.4 18.7-26.6
Non-Veteran 1,299 755 51.8 48.4-55.2 544 48.2 44.8-51.6

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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.

** 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, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, 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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