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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 899 458 48.2 44.2-52.2 101 11.6 9.3-14.3 43 5.3 3.7- 7.6 131 14.5 11.9-17.5 166 20.5 17.1-24.2
RACE
White 842 434 48.6 44.5-52.6 93 11.6 9.3-14.4 40 5.5 3.8- 8.0 125 15.2 12.5-18.4 150 19.1 16.0-22.7
African American 25 13 60.9 38.7-79.3 2 12.9 3.2-40.2 1 4.0 0.6-24.0 3 6.2 1.7-19.7 6 16.0 6.5-34.1
Other Minorities 28 10 29.6 12.3-55.9 5 10.2 3.6-25.5 2 2.1 0.5- 9.2 2 3.4 0.7-15.1 9 54.6 28.7-78.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 3 15.0 3.4-46.9 4 12.7 3.5-37.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 72.3 39.1-91.3
Non-Hispanic 885 454 49.0 45.1-53.0 97 11.6 9.3-14.4 43 5.4 3.8- 7.8 130 14.8 12.1-17.8 161 19.2 16.1-22.6
AGE
40-44 72 15 20.3 11.7-33.0 5 4.7 1.9-11.2 3 4.6 1.4-13.9 13 16.8 9.2-28.6 36 53.5 39.9-66.7
45-54 220 83 38.8 31.4-46.7 28 14.3 9.6-20.9 12 6.1 3.3-11.2 38 17.2 12.1-23.9 59 23.6 18.1-30.2
55-64 269 134 52.4 45.6-59.2 34 13.6 9.4-19.2 18 6.2 3.7-10.2 39 12.8 9.2-17.5 44 15.0 10.8-20.4
65-74 202 148 73.2 64.7-80.3 18 8.6 5.1-14.1 6 5.1 1.6-15.0 20 9.0 5.2-15.1 10 4.0 2.1- 7.7
75+ 136 78 56.9 46.9-66.3 16 13.6 8.0-22.1 4 2.4 0.9- 6.5 21 16.9 10.5-26.0 17 10.2 5.7-17.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 140 63 37.3 28.5-46.9 20 13.5 8.1-21.8 5 2.9 1.1- 7.0 17 13.8 8.0-22.9 35 32.5 23.2-43.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 297 142 44.1 36.9-51.4 29 9.6 6.3-14.5 14 5.6 3.1-10.0 42 13.9 9.6-19.8 70 26.8 20.3-34.5
Some Post-H.S. 199 90 44.4 36.8-52.2 23 13.4 8.7-20.1 11 4.4 2.1- 8.7 34 15.3 10.7-21.5 41 22.6 16.4-30.2
College Graduate 263 163 61.0 53.8-67.7 29 11.7 7.9-17.0 13 6.8 3.5-12.9 38 14.8 10.5-20.4 20 5.7 3.4- 9.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 102 40 37.9 27.0-50.1 10 10.8 4.9-22.0 3 2.8 0.9- 8.7 15 15.8 8.8-26.8 34 32.7 22.9-44.2
$15,000- 24,999 159 67 36.6 27.8-46.5 15 9.0 4.9-15.7 8 4.2 1.9- 9.0 29 17.8 11.4-26.8 40 32.4 22.3-44.5
$25,000- 34,999 111 53 46.1 35.8-56.7 16 16.0 9.5-25.6 6 4.6 1.9-10.5 15 10.8 6.1-18.3 21 22.6 14.5-33.4
$35,000- 49,999 143 76 50.8 40.8-60.8 18 13.6 8.0-22.2 5 2.8 1.0- 7.5 18 10.0 6.0-16.3 26 22.8 15.3-32.6
$50,000-74,999 139 82 53.8 43.9-63.4 10 7.2 3.7-13.5 8 10.4 4.4-22.6 20 16.3 10.4-24.8 19 12.2 7.2-20.1
$75,000+ 179 107 55.6 46.8-64.0 24 13.6 8.9-20.2 11 7.1 3.8-13.0 23 14.1 8.9-21.6 14 9.7 5.1-17.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 388 216 54.7 48.7-60.6 35 9.3 6.4-13.4 13 3.1 1.7- 5.6 54 14.6 10.7-19.6 70 18.2 14.0-23.4
No 493 237 44.5 39.2-49.8 65 13.3 10.2-17.2 27 6.5 4.1-10.2 75 14.5 11.3-18.6 89 21.2 16.6-26.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 372 225 61.2 55.2-67.0 40 12.1 8.4-17.0 15 4.6 2.5- 8.3 52 13.1 9.6-17.7 40 9.0 6.4-12.6
Non-Veteran 527 233 40.9 36.0-46.1 61 11.3 8.6-14.8 28 5.7 3.6- 8.9 79 15.2 11.9-19.3 126 26.8 22.1-32.1

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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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