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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 886 644 68.9 64.8-72.7 242 31.1 27.3-35.2
RACE
White 826 604 69.7 65.6-73.5 222 30.3 26.5-34.4
African American 26 21 79.3 54.5-92.5 5 20.7 7.5-45.5
Other Minorities 30 17 44.1 21.6-69.3 13 55.9 30.7-78.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 5 15.0 4.4-40.3 7 85.0 59.7-95.6
Non-Hispanic 870 637 70.3 66.3-74.0 233 29.7 26.0-33.7
AGE
40-44 68 22 24.5 15.2-37.1 46 75.5 62.9-84.8
45-54 219 121 60.9 53.4-67.9 98 39.1 32.1-46.6
55-64 261 209 81.8 76.1-86.5 52 18.2 13.5-23.9
65-74 202 175 85.4 77.0-91.2 27 14.6 8.8-23.0
75+ 136 117 86.2 77.5-91.9 19 13.8 8.1-22.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 139 76 48.0 38.2-58.0 63 52.0 42.0-61.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 295 206 64.0 56.2-71.2 89 36.0 28.8-43.8
Some Post-H.S. 191 142 72.5 64.6-79.3 49 27.5 20.7-35.4
College Graduate 261 220 82.2 75.4-87.5 41 17.8 12.5-24.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 97 52 54.0 42.0-65.5 45 46.0 34.5-58.0
$15,000- 24,999 158 107 58.8 47.4-69.4 51 41.2 30.6-52.6
$25,000- 34,999 107 73 63.3 52.0-73.3 34 36.7 26.7-48.0
$35,000- 49,999 146 114 75.4 65.6-83.1 32 24.6 16.9-34.4
$50,000-74,999 132 103 73.3 62.5-81.9 29 26.7 18.1-37.5
$75,000+ 176 144 79.2 70.4-86.0 32 20.8 14.0-29.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 377 289 75.7 70.0-80.5 88 24.3 19.5-30.0
No 489 345 65.2 59.5-70.6 144 34.8 29.4-40.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 366 307 84.2 79.2-88.2 59 15.8 11.8-20.8
Non-Veteran 520 337 60.4 54.9-65.6 183 39.6 34.4-45.1

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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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