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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 4,696 273 4.5 3.9- 5.3 4,423 95.5 94.7-96.1
-Western NC 923 66 5.6 4.3- 7.4 857 94.4 92.6-95.7
RACE
White 861 62 5.5 4.2- 7.2 799 94.5 92.8-95.8
African American 26 2 10.7 2.7-34.5 24 89.3 65.5-97.3
Other Minorities 31 2 3.6 0.8-15.2 29 96.4 84.8-99.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 2 6.0 1.2-25.6 11 94.0 74.4-98.8
Non-Hispanic 906 63 5.6 4.2- 7.3 843 94.4 92.7-95.8
AGE
40-44 74 0 0.0 . - . 74 100 . - .
45-54 226 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 225 99.4 95.9-99.9
55-64 270 14 3.7 2.1- 6.6 256 96.3 93.4-97.9
65-74 207 23 11.0 7.0-16.9 184 89.0 83.1-93.0
75+ 146 28 20.0 13.6-28.4 118 80.0 71.6-86.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 150 15 8.0 4.4-14.2 135 92.0 85.8-95.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 302 9 1.8 0.9- 3.5 293 98.2 96.5-99.1
Some Post-H.S. 202 19 8.1 4.9-13.0 183 91.9 87.0-95.1
College Graduate 269 23 7.2 4.6-11.0 246 92.8 89.0-95.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 106 6 3.9 1.7- 8.7 100 96.1 91.3-98.3
$15,000- 24,999 164 10 4.3 2.1- 8.6 154 95.7 91.4-97.9
$25,000- 34,999 113 11 7.4 3.7-14.4 102 92.6 85.6-96.3
$35,000- 49,999 148 2 0.7 0.2- 3.0 146 99.3 97.0-99.8
$50,000-74,999 139 12 8.0 4.4-14.1 127 92.0 85.9-95.6
$75,000+ 179 17 7.1 4.2-11.7 162 92.9 88.3-95.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 398 37 7.3 5.2-10.4 361 92.7 89.6-94.8
No 504 28 4.5 3.0- 6.8 476 95.5 93.2-97.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 378 34 8.4 5.9-11.9 344 91.6 88.1-94.1
Non-Veteran 544 32 4.1 2.8- 6.1 512 95.9 93.9-97.2

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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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