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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 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
RACE
White 1,877 985 50.5 47.6-53.4 257 14.7 12.8-16.9 105 5.7 4.4- 7.2 259 14.0 12.1-16.2 271 15.1 13.2-17.3
African American 245 128 51.3 43.5-59.0 37 15.2 10.4-21.8 17 5.7 3.2- 9.8 24 11.1 6.7-17.9 39 16.6 11.8-22.9
Other Minorities 99 32 29.6 20.0-41.5 11 15.4 7.5-29.0 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 7 4.8 2.0-11.2 47 49.6 37.5-61.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 48 16 33.7 20.3-50.4 3 6.5 1.9-19.5 3 3.7 1.0-12.3 3 3.1 0.9- 9.7 23 53.0 36.7-68.8
Non-Hispanic 2,173 1,129 49.7 46.9-52.4 302 15.2 13.3-17.3 121 5.3 4.2- 6.7 287 13.2 11.4-15.3 334 16.6 14.6-18.7
AGE
40-44 277 80 34.8 28.2-41.9 44 15.7 11.1-21.9 19 5.5 3.2- 9.4 42 12.3 8.6-17.3 92 31.7 25.6-38.5
45-54 577 241 44.0 38.9-49.3 83 14.7 11.5-18.5 38 6.0 4.0- 8.9 86 14.3 10.8-18.6 129 21.1 17.3-25.4
55-64 630 360 55.9 50.9-60.7 91 17.7 13.9-22.3 27 4.3 2.8- 6.6 81 11.6 9.0-14.9 71 10.5 7.9-13.8
65-74 455 288 63.3 57.9-68.5 55 11.6 8.6-15.4 27 5.9 3.7- 9.2 50 11.4 8.3-15.5 35 7.8 5.2-11.5
75+ 286 178 60.0 52.4-67.1 32 10.7 7.2-15.5 13 3.9 1.9- 7.6 32 14.4 9.4-21.4 31 11.1 7.0-17.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 287 116 36.7 29.8-44.1 37 12.9 9.0-18.3 21 5.9 3.6- 9.7 40 12.0 8.0-17.5 73 32.5 25.3-40.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 613 294 43.8 38.6-49.2 89 15.2 11.6-19.7 26 3.3 2.0- 5.4 79 13.7 10.1-18.2 125 24.0 19.6-29.0
Some Post-H.S. 485 250 52.5 46.6-58.3 74 15.8 12.1-20.4 36 6.9 4.4-10.5 58 11.5 8.4-15.5 67 13.4 10.2-17.5
College Graduate 837 485 54.4 50.1-58.6 104 14.5 11.6-18.0 41 5.7 3.9- 8.2 114 13.3 10.7-16.5 93 12.1 9.5-15.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 159 47 23.1 16.3-31.8 25 12.5 7.9-19.2 15 8.2 4.2-15.1 30 21.6 13.8-32.0 42 34.7 25.1-45.6
$15,000- 24,999 326 153 42.4 35.3-49.8 38 11.8 8.1-17.0 18 5.2 3.0- 9.0 52 16.8 11.4-24.2 65 23.7 17.4-31.4
$25,000- 34,999 221 98 42.4 34.1-51.1 35 18.3 11.5-27.6 13 4.4 2.2- 8.6 35 11.4 7.8-16.3 40 23.6 16.7-32.3
$35,000- 49,999 316 167 51.5 44.1-58.8 37 12.7 8.6-18.4 15 2.9 1.6- 5.3 37 11.0 6.7-17.4 60 21.9 16.3-28.8
$50,000-74,999 339 191 51.1 44.2-57.9 48 15.4 11.1-21.1 16 5.6 3.0-10.2 43 14.3 10.2-19.8 41 13.5 9.5-18.9
$75,000+ 670 394 56.5 51.9-61.1 94 15.4 12.3-19.0 37 6.1 4.1- 8.8 75 11.2 8.5-14.5 70 10.9 8.3-14.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 819 429 51.4 46.8-56.0 108 13.9 10.9-17.5 51 5.5 3.9- 7.7 121 13.9 10.9-17.4 110 15.3 12.2-19.1
No 1,356 701 48.5 45.1-52.0 190 15.3 12.9-17.9 68 5.0 3.6- 6.7 162 12.2 10.1-14.7 235 19.0 16.4-21.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 843 517 58.1 53.7-62.4 116 15.2 12.4-18.5 46 5.0 3.4- 7.3 87 11.0 8.4-14.3 77 10.6 8.0-14.0
Non-Veteran 1,379 629 44.6 41.2-48.1 189 14.7 12.3-17.4 78 5.4 4.1- 7.1 204 13.8 11.6-16.3 279 21.5 18.8-24.4

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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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