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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 627 515 76.4 71.1-80.9 112 23.6 19.1-28.9
RACE
White 580 477 76.7 71.4-81.3 103 23.3 18.7-28.6
African American 11 10 87.7 46.0-98.3 1 12.3 1.7-54.0
Other Minorities 30 23 72.0 42.3-90.0 7 28.0 10.0-57.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 8 6 56.0 16.8-88.9 2 44.0 11.1-83.2
Non-Hispanic 618 508 76.8 71.7-81.3 110 23.2 18.7-28.3
AGE
40-44 56 27 47.9 33.9-62.3 29 52.1 37.7-66.1
45-54 122 85 70.6 59.6-79.7 37 29.4 20.3-40.4
55-64 197 174 89.2 83.6-93.0 23 10.8 7.0-16.4
65+ 252 229 91.9 87.3-94.9 23 8.1 5.1-12.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 105 71 58.8 45.6-70.8 34 41.2 29.2-54.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 166 129 70.5 59.9-79.3 37 29.5 20.7-40.1
Some Post-H.S. 152 128 78.7 67.2-87.0 24 21.3 13.0-32.8
College Graduate 202 186 90.9 83.7-95.1 16 9.1 4.9-16.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 78 57 67.4 52.8-79.2 21 32.6 20.8-47.2
$15,000- 24,999 108 80 57.4 43.6-70.2 28 42.6 29.8-56.4
$25,000- 34,999 90 72 73.8 57.8-85.2 18 26.2 14.8-42.2
$35,000- 49,999 86 75 85.6 71.3-93.4 11 14.4 6.6-28.7
$50,000-74,999 104 92 90.3 82.3-94.9 12 9.7 5.1-17.7
$75,000+ 103 92 85.7 73.8-92.7 11 14.3 7.3-26.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 272 227 82.6 75.7-87.8 45 17.4 12.2-24.3
No 340 280 73.5 65.8-80.0 60 26.5 20.0-34.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 242 221 89.1 80.1-94.3 21 10.9 5.7-19.9
Non-Veteran 385 294 70.5 63.8-76.4 91 29.5 23.6-36.2

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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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