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2012 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 3,247 2,131 61.5 59.3-63.7 1,116 38.5 36.3-40.7
-Eastern NC 1,055 716 63.3 59.5-67.0 339 36.7 33.0-40.5
RACE
White 703 476 63.3 58.7-67.6 227 36.7 32.4-41.3
African American 211 150 67.8 59.3-75.3 61 32.2 24.7-40.7
Other minorities 136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,012 697 64.9 61.0-68.6 315 35.1 31.4-39.0
AGE
40-54 349 180 46.7 40.4-53.1 169 53.3 46.9-59.6
55-64 305 228 75.3 69.0-80.7 77 24.7 19.3-31.0
65-74 254 208 81.2 74.6-86.4 46 18.8 13.6-25.4
75+ 137 94 71.8 61.9-80.0 43 28.2 20.0-38.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 145 69 44.0 34.0-54.7 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 294 189 60.7 53.7-67.3 105 39.3 32.7-46.3
Some Post-H.S. 267 184 65.3 57.9-72.1 83 34.7 27.9-42.1
College Graduate 343 271 78.8 72.9-83.7 72 21.2 16.3-27.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 158 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 137 104 72.0 61.7-80.4 33 28.0 19.6-38.3
$50,000+ 381 292 70.9 64.8-76.3 89 29.1 23.7-35.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 352 239 63.6 56.8-69.9 113 36.4 30.1-43.2
No 694 472 63.2 58.4-67.7 222 36.8 32.3-41.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 416 319 74.7 69.2-79.6 97 25.3 20.4-30.8
Non-Veteran 638 397 56.7 51.6-61.6 241 43.3 38.4-48.4

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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