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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 3,247 2,131 61.5 59.3-63.7 1,116 38.5 36.3-40.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 129 95 71.3 60.7-79.9 34 28.7 20.1-39.3
Durham 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 135 92 64.8 54.8-73.6 43 35.2 26.4-45.2
Gaston 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 171 115 63.7 54.2-72.3 56 36.3 27.7-45.8
New Hanover 128 92 69.6 58.5-78.8 36 30.4 21.2-41.5
Union 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 171 108 58.9 49.7-67.5 63 41.1 32.5-50.3
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,055 716 63.3 59.5-67.0 339 36.7 33.0-40.5
Piedmont 1,745 1,132 60.8 57.8-63.8 613 39.2 36.2-42.2
Western NC 447 283 60.3 54.5-65.8 164 39.7 34.2-45.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 307 198 61.6 54.3-68.4 109 38.4 31.6-45.7
Northwest 566 359 60.3 55.5-65.0 207 39.7 35.0-44.5
Charlotte 535 342 61.0 55.1-66.7 193 39.0 33.3-44.9
Greensboro 351 225 58.5 51.7-64.9 126 41.5 35.1-48.3
Southern Regional 449 324 67.1 61.0-72.7 125 32.9 27.3-39.0
Southeast 223 152 60.6 51.6-68.9 71 39.4 31.1-48.4
Wake 416 272 60.4 54.1-66.4 144 39.6 33.6-45.9
Area L 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 294 196 64.0 57.1-70.4 98 36.0 29.6-42.9

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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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