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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)-AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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
-AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES 542 401 68.9 63.4-73.9 141 31.1 26.1-36.6
AGE
40-44 81 40 50.4 38.1-62.6 41 49.6 37.4-61.9
45-54 168 104 59.5 49.4-68.9 64 40.5 31.1-50.6
55-64 147 126 81.5 70.3-89.2 21 18.5 10.8-29.7
65-74 86 78 90.3 81.0-95.3 8 9.7 4.7-19.0
75+ 60 53 90.9 80.8-95.9 7 9.1 4.1-19.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 104 72 61.2 48.1-72.9 32 38.8 27.1-51.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 224 163 67.7 59.2-75.3 61 32.3 24.7-40.8
Some Post-H.S. 121 93 73.6 62.0-82.7 28 26.4 17.3-38.0
College Graduate 92 72 71.1 57.3-81.9 20 28.9 18.1-42.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 56 53.2 38.9-67.0 28 46.8 33.0-61.1
$15,000- 24,999 97 70 70.9 58.8-80.7 27 29.1 19.3-41.2
$25,000- 34,999 75 58 72.6 57.7-83.8 17 27.4 16.2-42.3
$35,000- 49,999 95 72 67.5 53.5-78.9 23 32.5 21.1-46.5
$50,000-74,999 61 47 70.2 53.0-83.1 14 29.8 16.9-47.0
$75,000+ 75 58 74.2 59.6-84.8 17 25.8 15.2-40.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 236 180 70.7 62.0-78.1 56 29.3 21.9-38.0
No 283 208 68.5 61.0-75.2 75 31.5 24.8-39.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 197 163 79.3 70.0-86.3 34 20.7 13.7-30.0
Non-Veteran 345 238 63.3 56.4-69.7 107 36.7 30.3-43.6

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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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