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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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%)
North Carolina 4,446 3,259 68.0 66.1-69.9 1,187 32.0 30.1-33.9
-New Hanover County 110 85 70.0 58.4-79.5 25 30.0 20.5-41.6
RACE
White 96 74 69.2 56.9-79.3 22 30.8 20.7-43.1
Other 13 10 73.0 34.9-93.2 3 27.0 6.8-65.1
AGE
40-44 8 1 11.9 1.6-52.8 7 88.1 47.2-98.4
45+ 102 84 79.1 67.8-87.1 18 20.9 12.9-32.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 28 21 62.5 39.2-81.2 7 37.5 18.8-60.8
Some College + 82 64 72.3 59.0-82.5 18 27.7 17.5-41.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 47 36 68.4 50.1-82.4 11 31.6 17.6-49.9
$50,000+ 52 41 71.1 54.1-83.7 11 28.9 16.3-45.9

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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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