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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,646 3,859 80.8 79.2-82.3 787 19.2 17.7-20.8
RACE
White 3,837 3,249 83.6 82.0-85.0 588 16.4 15.0-18.0
African American 552 459 81.5 77.0-85.2 93 18.5 14.8-23.0
Asian 17 8 48.3 22.6-75.0 9 51.7 25.0-77.4
Native American 96 67 70.4 56.6-81.3 29 29.6 18.7-43.4
Other Minorities 127 62 43.0 32.2-54.6 65 57.0 45.4-67.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 97 48 42.4 30.9-54.8 49 57.6 45.2-69.1
-English Speaking 37 29 76.9 58.1-88.9 8 23.1 11.1-41.9
-Spanish Speaking 60 19 30.0 18.4-45.0 41 70.0 55.0-81.6
Non-Hispanic 4,536 3,800 82.3 80.8-83.7 736 17.7 16.3-19.2
AGE
40-44 503 303 62.3 57.1-67.3 200 37.7 32.7-42.9
45-54 1,169 894 77.9 74.8-80.7 275 22.1 19.3-25.2
55-64 1,340 1,170 88.1 85.9-90.1 170 11.9 9.9-14.1
65-74 976 905 92.1 89.7-94.1 71 7.9 5.9-10.3
75+ 658 587 89.4 85.9-92.2 71 10.6 7.8-14.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 671 498 65.4 59.9-70.4 173 34.6 29.6-40.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,389 1,101 76.2 72.9-79.2 288 23.8 20.8-27.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,058 891 84.3 81.5-86.9 167 15.7 13.1-18.5
College Graduate 1,521 1,362 88.5 86.2-90.4 159 11.5 9.6-13.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 418 295 63.1 56.0-69.7 123 36.9 30.3-44.0
$15,000- 24,999 704 540 72.1 67.0-76.7 164 27.9 23.3-33.0
$25,000- 34,999 509 418 77.6 72.1-82.3 91 22.4 17.7-27.9
$35,000- 49,999 710 583 78.9 74.5-82.7 127 21.1 17.3-25.5
$50,000-74,999 730 642 86.2 82.6-89.2 88 13.8 10.8-17.4
$75,000+ 1,176 1,056 89.0 86.6-91.1 120 11.0 8.9-13.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,868 1,577 82.8 80.3-85.0 291 17.2 15.0-19.7
No 2,674 2,206 79.9 77.8-82.0 468 20.1 18.0-22.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,945 1,758 89.9 87.9-91.6 187 10.1 8.4-12.1
Non-Veteran 2,695 2,098 75.7 73.5-77.8 597 24.3 22.2-26.5

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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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