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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 124 83 58.1 47.6-67.9 41 41.9 32.1-52.4
RACE
White 112 75 58.2 47.2-68.4 37 41.8 31.6-52.8
Other 12 8 57.3 26.9-83.1 4 42.7 16.9-73.1
AGE
40-44 12 4 28.3 9.9-58.5 8 71.7 41.5-90.1
45+ 112 79 64.4 53.5-74.0 33 35.6 26.0-46.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 62 38 54.9 41.0-68.2 24 45.1 31.8-59.0
Some College + 62 45 61.0 45.3-74.7 17 39.0 25.3-54.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 76 48 54.4 41.5-66.7 28 45.6 33.3-58.5
$50,000+ 41 30 64.4 45.4-79.8 11 35.6 20.2-54.6

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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.

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