SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

How long has it been since you had your last PSA test?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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 4,393 2,402 50.1 48.1-52.0 438 10.1 9.0-11.3 155 3.3 2.7- 4.0 211 4.2 3.5- 5.0 1,187 32.3 30.4-34.2
-Western NC 878 465 50.1 46.0-54.1 85 9.4 7.4-11.9 37 4.3 2.9- 6.1 49 4.9 3.4- 6.9 242 31.3 27.5-35.5
RACE
White 818 438 51.0 46.9-55.1 77 9.4 7.3-12.0 36 4.5 3.1- 6.5 45 4.6 3.2- 6.5 222 30.5 26.7-34.6
African American 26 13 45.9 25.6-67.6 4 13.7 4.9-33.2 1 4.8 0.7-27.2 3 15.0 4.2-41.5 5 20.7 7.5-45.5
Other Minorities 30 13 37.9 17.8-63.2 4 6.2 2.0-18.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 13 55.9 30.7-78.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 4 10.6 2.9-32.2 1 4.3 0.5-28.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 7 85.0 59.7-95.6
Non-Hispanic 863 460 51.1 47.1-55.1 84 9.6 7.5-12.1 37 4.4 3.0- 6.3 49 5.0 3.5- 7.0 233 29.9 26.2-33.9
AGE
40-44 68 11 12.2 5.9-23.5 8 9.1 4.2-18.3 2 2.2 0.5- 9.7 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4 46 75.5 62.9-84.8
45-54 219 82 43.0 35.4-51.0 19 7.9 4.7-12.9 11 5.9 3.0-11.0 9 4.1 1.9- 8.9 98 39.1 32.1-46.6
55-64 260 143 58.3 51.4-65.0 35 13.0 9.1-18.3 11 3.9 2.0- 7.5 19 6.5 3.7-11.1 52 18.2 13.6-24.0
65-74 201 146 71.3 62.6-78.7 13 6.5 3.4-11.9 6 3.1 1.2- 7.5 9 4.5 1.9-10.2 27 14.6 8.9-23.1
75+ 130 83 61.1 50.8-70.6 10 10.9 5.6-20.1 7 5.3 2.4-11.5 11 8.2 4.1-15.6 19 14.4 8.5-23.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 135 54 32.5 24.5-41.7 9 7.0 3.1-15.0 4 2.2 0.8- 6.3 5 5.0 1.6-14.8 63 53.2 43.1-63.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 293 143 44.7 37.5-52.2 31 9.1 6.0-13.5 15 5.7 3.2-10.0 15 4.2 2.2- 7.9 89 36.2 29.0-44.1
Some Post-H.S. 190 100 53.6 45.5-61.5 18 9.3 5.7-15.0 7 3.6 1.4- 8.8 16 5.9 3.4-10.2 49 27.5 20.8-35.5
College Graduate 260 168 62.2 55.0-69.0 27 11.1 7.4-16.3 11 4.1 2.1- 7.5 13 4.8 2.6- 8.8 41 17.8 12.6-24.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 96 34 37.0 25.8-49.7 5 5.6 1.8-15.7 4 2.7 1.0- 7.3 8 8.4 3.3-19.5 45 46.4 34.8-58.4
$15,000- 24,999 157 68 34.5 26.2-43.9 17 11.6 6.7-19.5 6 4.1 1.7- 9.8 15 8.3 4.3-15.3 51 41.5 30.8-53.0
$25,000- 34,999 104 51 45.5 35.1-56.5 9 7.6 3.5-15.5 4 3.3 1.2- 9.1 6 5.9 2.2-15.2 34 37.6 27.4-49.1
$35,000- 49,999 145 86 58.7 48.7-68.1 13 7.5 4.1-13.2 8 6.6 3.1-13.1 6 2.5 1.0- 6.1 32 24.7 17.0-34.5
$50,000-74,999 132 74 50.6 40.7-60.5 15 12.1 6.9-20.4 6 6.3 2.4-15.4 8 4.3 2.1- 8.8 29 26.7 18.1-37.5
$75,000+ 176 120 65.3 56.4-73.3 16 9.0 5.2-15.0 5 2.7 1.1- 6.8 3 2.2 0.7- 7.1 32 20.8 14.0-29.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 371 210 56.5 50.4-62.5 33 9.0 6.1-13.0 18 4.6 2.8- 7.6 22 5.2 3.0- 9.0 88 24.7 19.7-30.4
No 487 247 46.3 41.0-51.8 52 10.0 7.4-13.5 18 4.1 2.4- 6.9 26 4.6 3.0- 7.2 144 34.9 29.5-40.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 361 229 63.4 57.3-69.1 31 9.8 6.6-14.3 19 5.5 3.2- 9.4 23 5.3 3.3- 8.3 59 16.0 12.0-21.1
Non-Veteran 517 236 42.8 37.7-48.0 54 9.3 6.8-12.4 18 3.6 2.2- 5.9 26 4.6 2.9- 7.4 183 39.7 34.5-45.2

Back to Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+).

*This question was asked of those who reported having a PSA test 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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 20MAY09.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook