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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,188 2,752 82.7 80.6-84.6 436 17.3 15.4-19.4
No 365 210 52.5 44.8-60.0 155 47.5 40.0-55.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 30 22 64.8 40.8-83.1 8 35.2 16.9-59.2
Recommended Range 871 697 73.6 69.1-77.7 174 26.4 22.3-30.9
Overweight 1,613 1,379 80.4 77.1-83.3 234 19.6 16.7-22.9
Obese 999 840 81.1 77.4-84.4 159 18.9 15.6-22.6
Current Smoker
No 2,947 2,507 80.2 77.9-82.4 440 19.8 17.6-22.1
Yes 598 449 70.5 64.8-75.6 149 29.5 24.4-35.2
History of CVD**
Yes 683 604 87.0 83.0-90.1 79 13.0 9.9-17.0
No 2,849 2,340 77.0 74.6-79.3 509 23.0 20.7-25.4
Binge Drinker
No 3,147 2,655 79.9 77.6-82.0 492 20.1 18.0-22.4
Yes 367 277 66.6 59.6-73.0 90 33.4 27.0-40.4
Heavy Drinker
No 3,357 2,803 78.5 76.3-80.6 554 21.5 19.4-23.7
Yes 130 99 66.0 53.1-76.9 31 34.0 23.1-46.9
Poor Sleep***
Yes 346 275 74.8 67.2-81.0 71 25.2 19.0-32.8
No 3,150 2,636 78.8 76.5-80.9 514 21.2 19.1-23.5
Current Asthma
Yes 196 160 78.8 70.3-85.4 36 21.2 14.6-29.7
No 3,352 2,797 78.4 76.2-80.5 555 21.6 19.5-23.8
Diabetes
Yes 608 536 85.8 80.4-89.8 72 14.2 10.2-19.6
No 2,950 2,428 77.1 74.8-79.4 522 22.9 20.6-25.2
Disability
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

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

^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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