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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)-WHITE 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
-WHITE MALES 3,651 2,722 70.2 68.2-72.1 929 29.8 27.9-31.8
AGE
40-44 344 121 35.4 29.7-41.7 223 64.6 58.3-70.3
45-54 863 501 61.4 57.4-65.3 362 38.6 34.7-42.6
55-64 1,063 859 81.0 78.0-83.8 204 19.0 16.2-22.0
65-74 825 739 89.4 86.4-91.7 86 10.6 8.3-13.6
75+ 556 502 90.8 87.5-93.2 54 9.2 6.8-12.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 451 287 55.7 49.7-61.5 164 44.3 38.5-50.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,032 737 67.5 63.6-71.2 295 32.5 28.8-36.4
Some Post-H.S. 849 642 71.6 67.7-75.3 207 28.4 24.7-32.3
College Graduate 1,316 1,053 75.2 71.9-78.2 263 24.8 21.8-28.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 261 155 54.3 46.2-62.2 106 45.7 37.8-53.8
$15,000- 24,999 518 368 67.3 61.8-72.4 150 32.7 27.6-38.2
$25,000- 34,999 371 278 69.9 63.3-75.7 93 30.1 24.3-36.7
$35,000- 49,999 567 439 73.2 68.3-77.6 128 26.8 22.4-31.7
$50,000-74,999 626 489 72.3 67.5-76.6 137 27.7 23.4-32.5
$75,000+ 1,012 776 72.4 68.6-75.8 236 27.6 24.2-31.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,434 1,108 74.8 71.7-77.6 326 25.2 22.4-28.3
No 2,153 1,579 68.0 65.4-70.6 574 32.0 29.4-34.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,606 1,382 84.3 81.9-86.5 224 15.7 13.5-18.1
Non-Veteran 2,042 1,339 61.4 58.7-64.1 703 38.6 35.9-41.3

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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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