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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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 3,225 1,919 55.4 53.1-57.6 1,306 44.6 42.4-46.9
-Western NC 441 266 55.9 50.1-61.6 175 44.1 38.4-49.9
RACE
White 382 234 56.8 50.6-62.8 148 43.2 37.2-49.4
Other minorities 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 433 263 56.3 50.4-62.1 170 43.7 37.9-49.6
AGE
40-54 114 43 36.3 27.0-46.7 71 63.7 53.3-73.0
55-64 132 73 56.8 46.9-66.1 59 43.2 33.9-53.1
65-74 123 95 75.5 65.3-83.5 28 24.5 16.5-34.7
75+ 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 141 73 45.8 36.2-55.8 68 54.2 44.2-63.8
Some Post-H.S. 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 141 103 69.3 59.4-77.7 38 30.7 22.3-40.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 142 97 64.9 54.7-73.8 45 35.1 26.2-45.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 155 96 60.0 50.3-68.9 59 40.0 31.1-49.7
No 284 169 54.0 46.6-61.1 115 46.0 38.9-53.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 154 114 72.7 63.5-80.3 40 27.3 19.7-36.5
Non-Veteran 287 152 49.2 42.1-56.4 135 50.8 43.6-57.9

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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.

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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