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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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.
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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
-Eastern NC 1,416 1,058 68.2 64.9-71.4 358 31.8 28.6-35.1
RACE
White 1,033 793 70.9 67.1-74.4 240 29.1 25.6-32.9
African American 267 201 69.3 61.8-75.8 66 30.7 24.2-38.2
Other Minorities 107 60 47.8 34.8-61.1 47 52.2 38.9-65.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 37 13 26.9 13.4-46.6 24 73.1 53.4-86.6
Non-Hispanic 1,374 1,041 70.2 66.9-73.2 333 29.8 26.8-33.1
AGE
40-44 144 48 31.8 23.6-41.2 96 68.2 58.8-76.4
45-54 347 207 60.1 53.8-66.1 140 39.9 33.9-46.2
55-64 409 335 81.0 76.1-85.1 74 19.0 14.9-23.9
65-74 304 279 92.0 87.9-94.9 25 8.0 5.1-12.1
75+ 212 189 87.8 81.8-92.1 23 12.2 7.9-18.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 215 130 48.6 39.7-57.6 85 51.4 42.4-60.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 449 327 67.6 61.9-72.9 122 32.4 27.1-38.1
Some Post-H.S. 349 274 75.4 69.4-80.5 75 24.6 19.5-30.6
College Graduate 398 324 75.7 69.9-80.7 74 24.3 19.3-30.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 143 87 47.9 36.5-59.5 56 52.1 40.5-63.5
$15,000- 24,999 201 143 66.6 57.9-74.4 58 33.4 25.6-42.1
$25,000- 34,999 168 128 69.4 59.1-78.1 40 30.6 21.9-40.9
$35,000- 49,999 236 178 70.1 62.1-77.1 58 29.9 22.9-37.9
$50,000-74,999 243 192 71.0 63.0-77.9 51 29.0 22.1-37.0
$75,000+ 305 242 76.3 70.1-81.6 63 23.7 18.4-29.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 616 470 71.1 66.1-75.7 146 28.9 24.3-33.9
No 766 566 66.4 61.7-70.7 200 33.6 29.3-38.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 682 582 82.2 78.1-85.6 100 17.8 14.4-21.9
Non-Veteran 732 476 58.1 53.4-62.6 256 41.9 37.4-46.6

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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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