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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 3,565 2,971 78.4 76.3-80.5 594 21.6 19.5-23.7
-Eastern NC 819 673 77.7 72.9-81.8 146 22.3 18.2-27.1
RACE
White 576 484 80.1 74.6-84.6 92 19.9 15.4-25.4
African American 179 143 75.0 63.6-83.7 36 25.0 16.3-36.4
Other Minorities 60 44 57.6 39.3-74.1 16 42.4 25.9-60.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 24 11 39.4 17.7-66.4 13 60.6 33.6-82.3
Non-Hispanic 794 661 78.8 74.0-83.0 133 21.2 17.0-26.0
AGE
40-44 81 40 50.3 35.2-65.4 41 49.7 34.6-64.8
45-54 205 144 70.7 61.6-78.4 61 29.3 21.6-38.4
55-64 237 209 89.7 82.5-94.1 28 10.3 5.9-17.5
65+ 296 280 93.0 86.3-96.6 16 7.0 3.4-13.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 122 89 59.9 46.5-72.0 33 40.1 28.0-53.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 240 192 79.1 70.9-85.4 48 20.9 14.6-29.1
Some Post-H.S. 184 153 78.2 67.1-86.4 31 21.8 13.6-32.9
College Graduate 273 239 82.7 74.3-88.8 34 17.3 11.2-25.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 77 45 47.1 29.2-65.7 32 52.9 34.3-70.8
$15,000- 24,999 144 121 73.5 60.1-83.6 23 26.5 16.4-39.9
$25,000- 34,999 97 79 78.8 65.1-88.1 18 21.2 11.9-34.9
$35,000- 49,999 96 78 74.1 59.0-85.0 18 25.9 15.0-41.0
$50,000-74,999 111 95 82.8 70.1-90.8 16 17.2 9.2-29.9
$75,000+ 206 184 87.4 79.1-92.7 22 12.6 7.3-20.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 354 301 79.6 71.9-85.7 53 20.4 14.3-28.1
No 437 356 77.0 70.5-82.5 81 23.0 17.5-29.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 347 313 87.2 81.3-91.4 34 12.8 8.6-18.7
Non-Veteran 472 360 71.5 64.8-77.5 112 28.5 22.5-35.2

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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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