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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)-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
-MALES 4,446 3,259 68.0 66.1-69.9 1,187 32.0 30.1-33.9
RACE
White 3,651 2,722 70.2 68.2-72.1 929 29.8 27.9-31.8
African American 542 401 68.9 63.4-73.9 141 31.1 26.1-36.6
Other Minorities 237 128 45.2 36.8-53.9 109 54.8 46.1-63.2
AGE
40-44 476 175 37.4 32.3-42.8 301 62.6 57.2-67.7
45-54 1,106 628 58.6 54.9-62.2 478 41.4 37.8-45.1
55-64 1,286 1,041 80.4 77.3-83.1 245 19.6 16.9-22.7
65-74 947 848 89.4 86.7-91.6 99 10.6 8.4-13.3
75+ 631 567 90.5 87.5-92.9 64 9.5 7.1-12.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 632 396 54.6 49.3-59.8 236 45.4 40.2-50.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,325 936 65.3 61.5-68.8 389 34.7 31.2-38.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,010 760 71.0 67.1-74.6 250 29.0 25.4-32.9
College Graduate 1,471 1,161 73.6 70.4-76.6 310 26.4 23.4-29.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 398 239 50.7 43.7-57.6 159 49.3 42.4-56.3
$15,000- 24,999 673 468 64.7 59.5-69.6 205 35.3 30.4-40.5
$25,000- 34,999 486 357 67.5 61.2-73.2 129 32.5 26.8-38.8
$35,000- 49,999 687 528 71.4 66.4-75.9 159 28.6 24.1-33.6
$50,000-74,999 703 545 72.0 67.3-76.2 158 28.0 23.8-32.7
$75,000+ 1,122 851 71.5 67.9-74.8 271 28.5 25.2-32.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,772 1,354 73.0 70.0-75.8 418 27.0 24.2-30.0
No 2,574 1,850 65.6 63.1-68.1 724 34.4 31.9-36.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,861 1,589 82.9 80.3-85.2 272 17.1 14.8-19.7
Non-Veteran 2,580 1,669 59.7 57.1-62.2 911 40.3 37.8-42.9

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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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