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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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 4,446 3,259 68.0 66.1-69.9 1,187 32.0 30.1-33.9
-Buncombe County 106 82 75.0 64.3-83.3 24 25.0 16.7-35.7
RACE
White 94 73 74.8 63.2-83.7 21 25.2 16.3-36.8
Other 12 9 76.0 44.9-92.5 3 24.0 7.5-55.1
AGE
40-44 7 2 18.7 4.0-56.1 5 81.3 43.9-96.0
45+ 99 80 81.9 72.4-88.7 19 18.1 11.3-27.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 40 28 64.3 45.5-79.5 12 35.7 20.5-54.5
Some College + 66 54 82.5 70.4-90.3 12 17.5 9.7-29.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 55 41 72.2 56.7-83.8 14 27.8 16.2-43.3
$50,000+ 43 36 81.0 63.7-91.2 7 19.0 8.8-36.3

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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