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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 914 748 79.7 76.0-83.0 166 20.3 17.0-24.0
RACE
White 854 704 81.0 77.5-84.1 150 19.0 15.9-22.5
African American 25 19 84.0 65.9-93.5 6 16.0 6.5-34.1
Other Minorities 30 21 46.3 22.5-71.9 9 53.7 28.1-77.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 7 27.7 8.7-60.9 5 72.3 39.1-91.3
Non-Hispanic 899 738 81.0 77.6-84.0 161 19.0 16.0-22.4
AGE
40-44 72 36 46.5 33.3-60.1 36 53.5 39.9-66.7
45-54 223 164 76.5 70.0-82.0 59 23.5 18.0-30.0
55-64 271 227 85.1 79.7-89.3 44 14.9 10.7-20.3
65-74 205 195 96.0 92.4-97.9 10 4.0 2.1- 7.6
75+ 143 126 90.1 82.8-94.5 17 9.9 5.5-17.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 145 110 68.1 57.3-77.3 35 31.9 22.7-42.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 301 231 73.3 65.7-79.8 70 26.7 20.2-34.3
Some Post-H.S. 202 161 77.7 70.1-83.8 41 22.3 16.2-29.9
College Graduate 266 246 94.3 90.5-96.7 20 5.7 3.3- 9.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 104 70 67.8 56.5-77.4 34 32.2 22.6-43.5
$15,000- 24,999 163 123 68.0 55.9-78.0 40 32.0 22.0-44.1
$25,000- 34,999 112 91 77.6 66.8-85.6 21 22.4 14.4-33.2
$35,000- 49,999 148 122 77.6 67.9-85.0 26 22.4 15.0-32.1
$50,000-74,999 139 120 87.8 79.9-92.8 19 12.2 7.2-20.1
$75,000+ 179 165 90.3 82.4-94.9 14 9.7 5.1-17.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 394 324 81.9 76.8-86.1 70 18.1 13.9-23.2
No 501 412 79.0 73.6-83.5 89 21.0 16.5-26.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 378 338 91.1 87.5-93.7 40 8.9 6.3-12.5
Non-Veteran 535 409 73.4 68.1-78.1 126 26.6 21.9-31.9

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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.

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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