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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 4,446 3,259 68.0 66.1-69.9 1,187 32.0 30.1-33.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,022 3,088 72.1 70.1-74.0 934 27.9 26.0-29.9
No 419 169 36.1 30.4-42.2 250 63.9 57.8-69.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 35 23 54.0 31.7-74.7 12 46.0 25.3-68.3
Recommended Range 1,107 786 64.1 60.2-67.9 321 35.9 32.1-39.8
Overweight 2,019 1,508 70.0 67.2-72.7 511 30.0 27.3-32.8
Obese 1,239 920 69.1 65.4-72.5 319 30.9 27.5-34.6
Current Smoker
No 3,609 2,791 71.8 69.7-73.9 818 28.2 26.1-30.3
Yes 819 457 52.6 48.1-56.9 362 47.4 43.1-51.9
History of CVD**
Yes 854 720 81.4 77.6-84.7 134 18.6 15.3-22.4
No 3,546 2,501 65.4 63.3-67.5 1,045 34.6 32.5-36.7
Binge Drinker
No 3,930 2,960 69.6 67.6-71.6 970 30.4 28.4-32.4
Yes 464 268 58.4 52.6-63.9 196 41.6 36.1-47.4
Heavy Drinker
No 4,174 3,090 68.7 66.7-70.6 1,084 31.3 29.4-33.3
Yes 181 110 58.7 49.6-67.2 71 41.3 32.8-50.4
Current Asthma
Yes 254 183 66.9 59.0-74.0 71 33.1 26.0-41.0
No 4,179 3,065 68.0 66.0-70.0 1,114 32.0 30.0-34.0
Diabetes
Yes 699 572 78.7 74.4-82.4 127 21.3 17.6-25.6
No 3,746 2,686 66.2 64.1-68.3 1,060 33.8 31.7-35.9
Disability
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

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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