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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,565 2,971 78.4 76.3-80.5 594 21.6 19.5-23.7
RACE
White 2,930 2,491 80.5 78.3-82.6 439 19.5 17.4-21.7
African American 428 346 78.6 72.3-83.7 82 21.4 16.3-27.7
Asian 37 16 34.3 18.9-53.8 21 65.7 46.2-81.1
Native American 69 56 80.4 63.8-90.5 13 19.6 9.5-36.2
Other Minorities 81 48 51.2 35.8-66.4 33 48.8 33.6-64.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 87 50 53.2 38.8-67.0 37 46.8 33.0-61.2
-English Speaking 52 38 67.9 49.6-82.0 14 32.1 18.0-50.4
-Spanish Speaking 35 12 38.4 19.7-61.2 23 61.6 38.8-80.3
Non-Hispanic 3,471 2,914 79.5 77.4-81.5 557 20.5 18.5-22.6
AGE
40-44 355 196 54.3 47.6-60.9 159 45.7 39.1-52.4
45-54 867 653 74.5 70.3-78.2 214 25.5 21.8-29.7
55-64 1,046 932 89.4 86.7-91.7 114 10.6 8.3-13.3
65-74 818 749 93.4 91.1-95.1 69 6.6 4.9- 8.9
75+ 479 441 89.9 84.4-93.7 38 10.1 6.3-15.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 480 351 66.8 60.0-72.9 129 33.2 27.1-40.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 929 747 76.4 72.1-80.3 182 23.6 19.7-27.9
Some Post-H.S. 798 670 78.6 73.8-82.8 128 21.4 17.2-26.2
College Graduate 1,352 1,198 83.9 80.6-86.8 154 16.1 13.2-19.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 319 222 64.2 55.4-72.2 97 35.8 27.8-44.6
$15,000- 24,999 540 428 70.1 63.4-76.1 112 29.9 23.9-36.6
$25,000- 34,999 395 328 76.3 69.4-82.1 67 23.7 17.9-30.6
$35,000- 49,999 456 383 79.4 72.5-84.9 73 20.6 15.1-27.5
$50,000-74,999 526 455 83.0 77.9-87.1 71 17.0 12.9-22.1
$75,000+ 967 855 84.2 80.6-87.3 112 15.8 12.7-19.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,390 1,189 82.4 79.0-85.4 201 17.6 14.6-21.0
No 2,063 1,710 77.3 74.4-79.9 353 22.7 20.1-25.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,351 1,217 87.6 84.7-90.0 134 12.4 10.0-15.3
Non-Veteran 2,213 1,753 74.1 71.3-76.7 460 25.9 23.3-28.7

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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.

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