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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 1,745 1,132 60.8 57.8-63.8 613 39.2 36.2-42.2
RACE
White 1,345 888 61.3 57.8-64.7 457 38.7 35.3-42.2
African American 273 178 63.8 56.4-70.5 95 36.2 29.5-43.6
Other minorities 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,658 1,095 62.1 59.0-65.2 563 37.9 34.8-41.0
AGE
40-54 664 329 48.1 43.4-52.8 335 51.9 47.2-56.6
55-64 457 326 69.8 63.9-75.1 131 30.2 24.9-36.1
65-74 375 296 80.7 75.3-85.1 79 19.3 14.9-24.7
75+ 240 176 73.7 65.9-80.2 64 26.3 19.8-34.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 220 85 33.3 26.2-41.2 135 66.7 58.8-73.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 448 267 58.3 52.7-63.7 181 41.7 36.3-47.3
Some Post-H.S. 436 302 68.7 63.1-73.7 134 31.3 26.3-36.9
College Graduate 633 475 73.2 68.4-77.5 158 26.8 22.5-31.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 66 39.7 30.8-49.3 85 60.3 50.7-69.2
$15,000- 24,999 254 131 48.4 40.9-55.9 123 51.6 44.1-59.1
$25,000- 34,999 183 108 56.5 47.8-64.8 75 43.5 35.2-52.2
$35,000- 49,999 251 180 65.2 55.8-73.5 71 34.8 26.5-44.2
$50,000+ 703 518 71.4 66.9-75.6 185 28.6 24.4-33.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 495 324 64.2 58.5-69.5 171 35.8 30.5-41.5
No 1,244 806 59.9 56.3-63.5 438 40.1 36.5-43.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 609 447 73.7 69.4-77.7 162 26.3 22.3-30.6
Non-Veteran 1,136 685 55.5 51.6-59.2 451 44.5 40.8-48.4

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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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