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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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.
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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
-Piedmont NC 2,144 1,557 67.7 65.0-70.3 587 32.3 29.7-35.0
RACE
White 1,792 1,325 70.0 67.2-72.7 467 30.0 27.3-32.8
African American 249 179 68.1 60.3-75.0 70 31.9 25.0-39.7
Other Minorities 100 51 44.0 32.5-56.1 49 56.0 43.9-67.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 46 22 47.3 31.1-64.2 24 52.7 35.8-68.9
Non-Hispanic 2,094 1,532 68.4 65.7-71.1 562 31.6 28.9-34.3
AGE
40-44 264 105 42.0 35.0-49.2 159 58.0 50.8-65.0
45-54 540 300 57.4 52.1-62.6 240 42.6 37.4-47.9
55-64 616 497 79.7 75.1-83.7 119 20.3 16.3-24.9
65-74 441 394 89.2 85.2-92.2 47 10.8 7.8-14.8
75+ 283 261 93.3 89.1-95.9 22 6.7 4.1-10.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 278 190 61.3 53.3-68.8 88 38.7 31.2-46.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 581 403 64.3 58.7-69.6 178 35.7 30.4-41.3
Some Post-H.S. 470 344 68.5 62.8-73.8 126 31.5 26.2-37.2
College Graduate 812 617 71.3 67.0-75.3 195 28.7 24.7-33.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 158 100 51.6 40.8-62.3 58 48.4 37.7-59.2
$15,000- 24,999 314 218 65.7 58.1-72.7 96 34.3 27.3-41.9
$25,000- 34,999 211 156 67.5 57.7-75.9 55 32.5 24.1-42.3
$35,000- 49,999 305 236 70.8 62.9-77.7 69 29.2 22.3-37.1
$50,000-74,999 328 250 72.2 65.5-78.0 78 27.8 22.0-34.5
$75,000+ 641 465 68.7 64.0-73.1 176 31.3 26.9-36.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 779 595 73.4 68.7-77.6 184 26.6 22.4-31.3
No 1,319 939 65.4 62.0-68.8 380 34.6 31.2-38.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 813 700 83.0 78.9-86.4 113 17.0 13.6-21.1
Non-Veteran 1,328 856 60.1 56.6-63.5 472 39.9 36.5-43.4

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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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