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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: 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.

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER talked with you about the advantages of the PSA test?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,247 2,131 61.5 59.3-63.7 1,116 38.5 36.3-40.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,396 1,589 62.2 59.7-64.7 807 37.8 35.3-40.3
Non-Hispanic Black 508 347 65.7 60.3-70.7 161 34.3 29.3-39.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 126 53 37.1 27.5-47.8 73 62.9 52.2-72.5
AGE
40-44 361 129 33.9 28.4-39.9 232 66.1 60.1-71.6
45-54 768 431 54.0 49.6-58.3 337 46.0 41.7-50.4
55-64 896 639 70.8 66.8-74.5 257 29.2 25.5-33.2
65-74 753 604 80.6 77.0-83.7 149 19.4 16.3-23.0
75+ 447 316 73.2 67.7-78.0 131 26.8 22.0-32.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 430 182 38.2 32.6-44.2 248 61.8 55.8-67.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 883 537 58.3 54.3-62.2 346 41.7 37.8-45.7
Some Post-H.S. 800 551 67.1 63.0-70.9 249 32.9 29.1-37.0
College Graduate 1,120 855 74.7 71.3-77.9 265 25.3 22.1-28.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 339 153 40.3 34.0-47.0 186 59.7 53.0-66.0
$15,000- 24,999 491 276 51.6 46.0-57.2 215 48.4 42.8-54.0
$25,000- 34,999 357 226 59.5 53.2-65.5 131 40.5 34.5-46.8
$35,000- 49,999 435 319 67.8 61.1-73.8 116 32.2 26.2-38.9
$50,000-74,999 417 302 67.9 61.9-73.4 115 32.1 26.6-38.1
$75,000+ 810 613 72.6 68.5-76.4 197 27.4 23.6-31.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 999 659 63.4 59.4-67.1 340 36.6 32.9-40.6
No 2,231 1,465 61.0 58.3-63.6 766 39.0 36.4-41.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,178 880 74.1 71.0-77.0 298 25.9 23.0-29.0
Non-Veteran 2,068 1,251 55.7 52.9-58.5 817 44.3 41.5-47.1

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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.

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