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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,592 2,375 48.7 46.8-50.6 572 13.5 12.2-14.8 257 5.5 4.7- 6.5 601 12.9 11.7-14.3 787 19.3 17.8-21.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 90 51 54.0 42.3-65.2 14 15.0 8.4-25.4 4 5.1 1.8-13.8 11 14.3 7.8-24.7 10 11.7 6.0-21.4
Buncombe 105 63 58.1 47.3-68.1 13 13.0 7.3-22.2 4 3.3 1.2- 8.6 13 10.9 5.9-19.1 12 14.8 8.4-24.9
Cabarrus 110 49 45.5 35.1-56.4 17 15.0 8.9-24.2 5 4.5 1.7-11.4 20 14.6 9.1-22.4 19 20.4 12.6-31.2
Catawba 139 79 50.1 40.7-59.5 18 13.3 8.2-21.0 8 4.1 1.9- 8.6 13 10.2 5.6-17.8 21 22.3 14.4-32.7
Cumberland 122 58 42.7 33.3-52.7 13 11.8 6.3-20.8 10 7.4 3.5-15.0 20 19.1 12.2-28.5 21 19.0 12.3-28.2
Davidson 133 74 51.9 42.4-61.3 11 10.7 5.5-19.7 4 1.9 0.6- 6.0 15 12.8 7.6-21.0 29 22.7 15.5-31.9
Durham 103 65 60.6 48.9-71.1 9 9.6 4.4-19.7 7 5.7 2.4-12.9 7 10.2 4.6-21.1 15 14.0 7.8-23.6
Forsyth 128 69 54.5 44.4-64.3 14 12.0 6.9-20.1 9 7.5 3.7-14.5 19 12.8 7.8-20.4 17 13.2 7.9-21.2
Gaston 127 52 38.0 28.8-48.1 22 18.9 12.2-28.2 5 3.2 1.2- 8.2 23 17.3 11.2-25.7 25 22.6 15.1-32.4
Guilford 122 55 39.6 30.0-50.1 20 19.8 11.9-31.0 10 10.2 5.2-19.3 16 10.0 5.7-16.9 21 20.3 12.7-30.9
Iredell 112 59 46.7 36.3-57.5 13 14.0 7.3-25.2 9 9.3 4.7-17.5 11 8.9 4.5-16.7 20 21.1 13.2-32.1
Johnston 133 72 50.1 40.5-59.8 22 17.6 10.9-27.1 7 5.4 2.4-11.6 11 7.9 4.0-15.2 21 19.0 12.4-28.0
Mecklenburg 219 114 47.3 39.7-55.0 34 15.8 10.6-22.9 9 4.7 2.2- 9.6 28 11.2 7.2-17.0 34 21.0 15.0-28.6
New Hanover 118 70 59.7 49.4-69.2 10 7.3 3.7-13.8 5 4.6 1.8-11.1 12 9.5 5.1-16.9 21 19.0 11.9-28.8
Onslow 119 61 47.8 37.8-58.1 14 12.4 7.1-20.7 11 8.5 4.6-15.4 17 15.1 8.9-24.4 16 16.2 9.6-25.9
Orange 122 60 43.6 34.1-53.5 14 10.3 5.9-17.5 10 8.9 4.5-16.8 13 8.9 5.1-15.2 25 28.2 19.4-39.1
Pitt 92 47 50.6 38.1-63.0 9 7.8 3.8-15.4 11 11.6 6.0-21.0 11 10.4 5.4-19.2 14 19.6 10.4-33.9
Randolph 106 51 46.1 35.6-56.9 14 15.9 9.1-26.3 5 3.0 1.2- 7.7 16 15.2 9.0-24.6 20 19.8 12.1-30.8
Robeson 100 44 38.3 28.0-49.7 10 10.0 5.2-18.5 4 2.9 1.1- 7.7 12 11.7 6.4-20.3 30 37.1 26.0-49.8
Rowan 140 66 39.8 30.7-49.6 22 19.9 11.7-31.8 8 5.1 2.5-10.5 22 14.2 9.0-21.6 22 21.0 13.2-31.6
Union 110 57 46.9 36.3-57.8 12 15.9 8.8-27.0 9 6.7 3.3-13.4 17 14.1 8.2-23.2 15 16.3 9.5-26.6
Wake 174 102 61.4 53.2-69.0 28 14.6 9.8-21.0 5 2.7 1.0- 6.8 21 10.9 6.9-16.8 18 10.4 6.4-16.6
Wayne 108 67 52.6 40.2-64.6 8 9.0 4.4-17.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 13 9.7 5.0-17.8 19 28.4 16.8-43.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,468 770 48.2 45.0-51.4 166 11.4 9.5-13.5 90 6.2 4.8- 8.0 179 12.3 10.4-14.5 263 21.9 19.1-25.0
Piedmont 2,225 1,147 49.1 46.4-51.8 305 14.9 13.0-16.9 124 5.3 4.2- 6.6 291 12.9 11.1-14.8 358 17.9 15.9-20.1
Western NC 899 458 48.2 44.2-52.2 101 11.6 9.3-14.3 43 5.3 3.7- 7.6 131 14.5 11.9-17.5 166 20.5 17.1-24.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 595 291 47.0 42.1-52.0 71 12.8 9.9-16.5 29 5.0 3.3- 7.6 88 13.5 10.6-17.0 116 21.7 17.4-26.6
Northwest 1,006 536 49.3 45.3-53.3 116 12.2 9.9-15.0 57 6.9 4.9- 9.6 129 12.8 10.5-15.5 168 18.8 15.9-22.1
Charlotte 635 298 44.3 39.4-49.3 95 15.8 12.4-19.9 32 4.3 2.8- 6.6 100 13.8 10.7-17.6 110 21.8 17.8-26.5
Greensboro 500 248 43.0 37.5-48.7 72 17.5 13.0-23.0 33 7.9 5.0-12.1 61 11.1 8.3-14.8 86 20.5 16.0-25.9
Southern Regional 419 203 43.8 38.0-49.8 50 12.7 9.2-17.3 27 6.1 3.8- 9.6 55 16.5 11.8-22.5 84 21.0 16.5-26.3
Coastal 242 136 52.8 45.4-60.0 23 9.6 6.1-14.8 15 6.8 3.9-11.6 26 10.6 6.9-15.9 42 20.2 14.5-27.5
Wake 475 280 59.1 53.4-64.5 66 13.6 10.3-17.8 21 3.2 1.8- 5.5 47 11.9 8.6-16.3 61 12.2 9.0-16.4
Area L 126 72 55.9 45.6-65.7 8 6.4 3.0-13.1 9 6.0 2.9-12.0 12 9.2 4.9-16.6 25 22.4 14.6-32.9
Eastern 594 311 46.8 41.6-52.0 71 12.3 9.4-15.9 34 5.9 3.8- 8.9 83 13.6 10.4-17.5 95 21.4 16.8-26.9

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*This question was asked only of those who reported having a DRE and those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^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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