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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

A Prostate-Specific Antigen test, also called a PSA test, is a blood test used to check men for prostate cancer.
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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,407 2,515 66.9 64.4-69.2 892 33.1 30.8-35.6
-Western NC 608 460 67.6 62.2-72.7 148 32.4 27.3-37.8
RACE
White 561 429 68.6 63.1-73.7 132 31.4 26.3-36.9
African American 10 8 77.3 39.0-94.8 2 22.7 5.2-61.0
Other Minorities 31 20 69.1 44.5-86.1 11 30.9 13.9-55.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 7 66.6 23.8-92.7 2 33.4 7.3-76.2
Non-Hispanic 598 452 67.6 62.1-72.6 146 32.4 27.4-37.9
AGE
40-44 54 16 36.6 23.3-52.4 38 63.4 47.6-76.7
45-54 118 68 54.6 43.2-65.6 50 45.4 34.4-56.8
55-64 188 155 82.9 75.9-88.2 33 17.1 11.8-24.1
65+ 248 221 89.4 84.1-93.0 27 10.6 7.0-15.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 101 67 55.9 42.6-68.3 34 44.1 31.7-57.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 156 113 62.9 52.2-72.5 43 37.1 27.5-47.8
Some Post-H.S. 147 109 67.9 56.0-77.8 38 32.1 22.2-44.0
College Graduate 202 170 78.9 69.5-85.9 32 21.1 14.1-30.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 73 49 62.5 47.6-75.4 24 37.5 24.6-52.4
$15,000- 24,999 106 71 61.0 47.5-73.0 35 39.0 27.0-52.5
$25,000- 34,999 87 67 71.0 55.3-82.9 20 29.0 17.1-44.7
$35,000- 49,999 79 58 58.6 42.9-72.6 21 41.4 27.4-57.1
$50,000-74,999 103 83 74.2 59.5-84.9 20 25.8 15.1-40.5
$75,000+ 103 88 79.2 66.8-87.8 15 20.8 12.2-33.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 266 204 73.7 66.2-80.0 62 26.3 20.0-33.8
No 328 244 62.9 55.1-70.1 84 37.1 29.9-44.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 236 197 79.2 70.1-86.1 39 20.8 13.9-29.9
Non-Veteran 372 263 62.3 55.4-68.8 109 37.7 31.2-44.6

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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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