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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 464 326 68.8 63.2-73.9 138 31.2 26.1-36.8
RACE
White 430 307 70.0 64.2-75.2 123 30.0 24.8-35.8
African American 11 9 88.8 62.0-97.5 2 11.2 2.5-38.0
Other Minorities 20 8 37.1 15.9-64.7 12 62.9 35.3-84.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 5 35.6 12.5-68.3 7 64.4 31.7-87.5
Non-Hispanic 449 320 70.3 64.6-75.4 129 29.7 24.6-35.4
AGE
40-44 42 12 30.6 16.8-49.2 30 69.4 50.8-83.2
45-54 111 57 55.7 44.4-66.5 54 44.3 33.5-55.6
55-64 132 105 82.4 73.7-88.7 27 17.6 11.3-26.3
65-74 112 98 87.9 79.3-93.2 14 12.1 6.8-20.7
75+ 67 54 88.2 77.1-94.3 13 11.8 5.7-22.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 79 42 47.9 33.3-62.8 37 52.1 37.2-66.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 140 99 64.3 53.6-73.7 41 35.7 26.3-46.4
Some Post-H.S. 105 71 70.8 59.3-80.2 34 29.2 19.8-40.7
College Graduate 139 113 83.0 75.1-88.8 26 17.0 11.2-24.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 52 35 66.2 49.1-79.9 17 33.8 20.1-50.9
$15,000- 24,999 65 43 50.7 34.5-66.8 22 49.3 33.2-65.5
$25,000- 34,999 76 49 54.8 40.9-67.9 27 45.2 32.1-59.1
$35,000- 49,999 78 55 73.3 60.7-83.0 23 26.7 17.0-39.3
$50,000-74,999 61 49 82.5 70.2-90.4 12 17.5 9.6-29.8
$75,000+ 75 59 81.7 70.6-89.3 16 18.3 10.7-29.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 201 151 73.8 64.8-81.1 50 26.2 18.9-35.2
No 255 172 65.7 58.1-72.6 83 34.3 27.4-41.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 202 171 86.1 78.8-91.2 31 13.9 8.8-21.2
Non-Veteran 262 155 58.0 50.4-65.3 107 42.0 34.7-49.6

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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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