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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 143 106 68.9 59.6-76.9 37 31.1 23.1-40.4
RACE
White 116 93 76.0 65.8-83.9 23 24.0 16.1-34.2
Other 26 12 43.7 25.4-64.0 14 56.3 36.0-74.6
AGE
18-44 23 8 37.7 19.6-60.1 15 62.3 39.9-80.4
45+ 120 98 78.1 68.1-85.6 22 21.9 14.4-31.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 28 22 69.2 46.6-85.3 6 30.8 14.7-53.4
Some College + 115 84 68.8 58.5-77.6 31 31.2 22.4-41.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 44 27 53.2 36.3-69.4 17 46.8 30.6-63.7
$50,000+ 89 71 74.7 63.1-83.6 18 25.3 16.4-36.9

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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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