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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,646 3,859 80.8 79.2-82.3 787 19.2 17.7-20.8
-Piedmont NC 2,246 1,888 82.3 80.1-84.3 358 17.7 15.7-19.9
RACE
White 1,895 1,624 85.0 82.8-86.9 271 15.0 13.1-17.2
African American 248 209 83.7 77.5-88.4 39 16.3 11.6-22.5
Other Minorities 99 52 50.4 38.2-62.5 47 49.6 37.5-61.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 48 25 47.0 31.2-63.3 23 53.0 36.7-68.8
Non-Hispanic 2,194 1,860 83.6 81.4-85.5 334 16.4 14.5-18.6
AGE
40-44 279 187 68.4 61.6-74.5 92 31.6 25.5-38.4
45-54 581 452 79.0 74.7-82.8 129 21.0 17.2-25.3
55-64 638 567 89.7 86.5-92.2 71 10.3 7.8-13.5
65-74 456 421 92.2 88.5-94.8 35 7.8 5.2-11.5
75+ 292 261 89.1 83.3-93.1 31 10.9 6.9-16.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 294 221 68.0 60.0-75.1 73 32.0 24.9-40.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 618 493 76.2 71.2-80.6 125 23.8 19.4-28.8
Some Post-H.S. 489 422 86.6 82.6-89.9 67 13.4 10.1-17.4
College Graduate 842 749 88.1 85.0-90.6 93 11.9 9.4-15.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 162 120 66.9 55.9-76.3 42 33.1 23.7-44.1
$15,000- 24,999 330 265 76.6 69.0-82.8 65 23.4 17.2-31.0
$25,000- 34,999 223 183 76.7 68.0-83.5 40 23.3 16.5-32.0
$35,000- 49,999 319 259 78.3 71.4-83.9 60 21.7 16.1-28.6
$50,000-74,999 340 299 86.5 81.1-90.5 41 13.5 9.5-18.9
$75,000+ 673 603 89.2 86.0-91.7 70 10.8 8.3-14.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 829 719 84.9 81.2-88.0 110 15.1 12.0-18.8
No 1,366 1,131 81.1 78.2-83.6 235 18.9 16.4-21.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 855 778 89.6 86.3-92.1 77 10.4 7.9-13.7
Non-Veteran 1,388 1,109 78.6 75.7-81.3 279 21.4 18.7-24.3

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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.

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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