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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,646 3,859 80.8 79.2-82.3 787 19.2 17.7-20.8
-Eastern NC 1,486 1,223 78.3 75.3-81.1 263 21.7 18.9-24.7
RACE
White 1,088 921 81.9 78.7-84.6 167 18.1 15.4-21.3
African American 279 231 77.5 70.4-83.3 48 22.5 16.7-29.6
Other Minorities 111 64 51.7 38.4-64.7 47 48.3 35.3-61.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 37 16 38.5 21.2-59.4 21 61.5 40.6-78.8
Non-Hispanic 1,443 1,202 80.1 77.3-82.7 241 19.9 17.3-22.7
AGE
40-44 152 80 54.3 44.6-63.6 72 45.7 36.4-55.4
45-54 365 278 76.0 70.3-81.0 87 24.0 19.0-29.7
55-64 431 376 86.4 81.9-89.9 55 13.6 10.1-18.1
65-74 315 289 89.7 84.1-93.4 26 10.3 6.6-15.9
75+ 223 200 89.6 84.0-93.4 23 10.4 6.6-16.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 232 167 60.6 51.0-69.4 65 39.4 30.6-49.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 470 377 77.6 72.4-82.0 93 22.4 18.0-27.6
Some Post-H.S. 367 308 82.6 77.2-86.9 59 17.4 13.1-22.8
College Graduate 413 367 86.5 81.9-90.1 46 13.5 9.9-18.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 105 56.1 43.9-67.6 47 43.9 32.4-56.1
$15,000- 24,999 211 152 66.1 57.5-73.8 59 33.9 26.2-42.5
$25,000- 34,999 174 144 79.1 70.0-86.1 30 20.9 13.9-30.0
$35,000- 49,999 243 202 80.6 73.0-86.4 41 19.4 13.6-27.0
$50,000-74,999 251 223 85.1 78.1-90.2 28 14.9 9.8-21.9
$75,000+ 324 288 88.0 83.1-91.6 36 12.0 8.4-16.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 645 534 79.6 75.2-83.5 111 20.4 16.5-24.8
No 807 663 77.7 73.3-81.5 144 22.3 18.5-26.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 712 642 89.9 86.9-92.3 70 10.1 7.7-13.1
Non-Veteran 772 580 69.8 65.2-74.0 192 30.2 26.0-34.8

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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.

**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.

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