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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

What was the MAIN reason you had this PSA test
was it ... ?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Routine exam Had problem/family history Told had Prostate Cancer Other reasons
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,018 1,527 75.9 73.5-78.2 249 11.5 9.9-13.3 83 3.8 2.9- 4.9 159 8.8 7.3-10.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,535 1,170 75.8 73.1-78.4 195 12.7 10.8-14.9 57 3.5 2.6- 4.8 113 8.0 6.4- 9.8
Non-Hispanic Black 318 232 72.9 66.4-78.6 32 8.5 5.6-12.5 20 5.5 3.3- 9.1 34 13.0 8.7-19.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 346 244 70.9 64.8-76.3 63 17.4 13.2-22.7 *** *** *** 36 10.8 7.3-15.5
55-64 622 498 80.6 76.6-84.1 56 8.2 6.0-11.2 18 2.9 1.7- 4.8 50 8.2 5.9-11.4
65-74 604 461 77.6 73.3-81.3 73 9.9 7.5-12.9 31 5.5 3.6- 8.3 39 7.1 4.9-10.1
75+ 361 261 71.9 65.7-77.3 48 13.1 9.4-17.9 29 8.4 5.5-12.8 23 6.7 4.2-10.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 185 139 78.4 70.4-84.7 20 10.4 6.2-16.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 496 358 73.1 68.1-77.6 70 12.2 9.3-16.0 *** *** *** 52 11.9 8.7-16.0
Some Post-H.S. 519 398 77.4 72.8-81.5 56 9.5 7.0-12.9 21 4.1 2.5- 6.6 44 8.9 6.2-12.6
College Graduate 814 629 75.9 71.8-79.5 102 13.0 10.3-16.3 33 4.2 2.8- 6.3 50 6.9 4.9- 9.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 143 102 74.0 64.4-81.7 21 11.3 6.6-18.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 247 165 67.7 60.0-74.6 38 14.0 9.5-20.1 *** *** *** 33 15.1 10.1-21.8
$25,000- 34,999 221 163 71.2 63.4-78.0 31 14.9 9.9-21.7 *** *** *** 18 8.3 4.9-13.7
$35,000- 49,999 295 223 76.8 70.1-82.4 34 10.0 6.6-14.8 *** *** *** 24 10.2 6.2-16.5
$50,000-74,999 295 237 83.8 78.2-88.1 24 6.5 4.0-10.4 *** *** *** 25 7.3 4.4-11.9
$75,000+ 571 446 76.8 72.0-80.9 74 13.2 10.0-17.1 18 3.4 2.0- 5.7 33 6.7 4.4-10.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 650 463 71.4 66.9-75.6 104 15.6 12.5-19.4 32 4.6 3.0- 6.9 51 8.4 6.1-11.4
No 1,361 1,059 78.1 75.2-80.7 144 9.6 7.9-11.7 50 3.3 2.4- 4.6 108 9.0 7.2-11.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 887 684 77.4 73.9-80.6 102 10.3 8.2-12.9 43 4.7 3.3- 6.5 58 7.6 5.7-10.2
Non-Veteran 1,131 843 74.9 71.6-78.0 147 12.3 10.2-14.9 40 3.2 2.1- 4.7 101 9.5 7.5-12.1

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*This question was asked of those who reported having a PSA test.

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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