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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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.

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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
-Western NC 447 283 60.3 54.5-65.8 164 39.7 34.2-45.5
RACE
White 388 247 60.8 54.7-66.6 141 39.2 33.4-45.3
Other minorities 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 438 281 61.2 55.3-66.7 157 38.8 33.3-44.7
AGE
40-54 116 51 43.0 33.1-53.4 65 57.0 46.6-66.9
55-64 134 85 65.8 56.1-74.3 49 34.2 25.7-43.9
65-74 124 100 77.0 66.9-84.8 24 23.0 15.2-33.1
75+ 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 141 81 51.7 41.6-61.7 60 48.3 38.3-58.4
Some Post-H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 144 109 73.6 64.1-81.4 35 26.4 18.6-35.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 143 105 69.8 59.8-78.2 38 30.2 21.8-40.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 152 96 62.5 52.8-71.3 56 37.5 28.7-47.2
No 293 187 59.6 52.3-66.4 106 40.4 33.6-47.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 153 114 74.1 65.2-81.4 39 25.9 18.6-34.8
Non-Veteran 294 169 54.9 47.7-61.8 125 45.1 38.2-52.3

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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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