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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
GENDER
Male 3,247 2,131 61.5 59.3-63.7 1,116 38.5 36.3-40.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,843 1,980 66.4 64.1-68.7 863 33.6 31.3-35.9
No 400 149 32.1 26.8-37.9 251 67.9 62.1-73.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 707 458 60.3 55.3-65.1 249 39.7 34.9-44.7
Overweight 1,425 937 60.4 57.2-63.6 488 39.6 36.4-42.8
Obese 1,038 699 64.9 61.0-68.6 339 35.1 31.4-39.0
Current Smoker
No 2,633 1,815 65.0 62.5-67.3 818 35.0 32.7-37.5
Yes 591 303 48.0 43.0-53.1 288 52.0 46.9-57.0
History of CVD**
Yes 604 426 69.8 65.0-74.3 178 30.2 25.7-35.0
No 2,617 1,687 60.0 57.5-62.4 930 40.0 37.6-42.5
Binge Drinker
No 2,794 1,860 63.0 60.7-65.3 934 37.0 34.7-39.3
Yes 317 186 52.2 45.2-59.1 131 47.8 40.9-54.8
Heavy Drinker
No 2,973 1,968 62.1 59.8-64.4 1,005 37.9 35.6-40.2
Yes 142 77 49.7 39.7-59.7 65 50.3 40.3-60.3
COPD
Yes 275 179 59.6 51.1-67.6 96 40.4 32.4-48.9
No 2,952 1,939 61.7 59.4-63.9 1,013 38.3 36.1-40.6
Current Asthma
Yes 156 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,079 2,038 62.3 60.0-64.5 1,041 37.7 35.5-40.0
Diabetes
Yes 574 418 70.7 65.6-75.3 156 29.3 24.7-34.4
No 2,669 1,712 59.7 57.3-62.1 957 40.3 37.9-42.7
Disability
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
Housing Stress***
Yes 338 175 49.2 42.4-56.1 163 50.8 43.9-57.6
No 2,909 1,956 63.1 60.8-65.4 953 36.9 34.6-39.2

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Housing stress includes those who report always or usually worried about rent or mortgage payment.

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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