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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 2,098 1,336 58.6 56.1-61.1 762 41.4 38.9-43.9
-Eastern NC 629 396 58.5 53.8-63.0 233 41.5 37.0-46.2
RACE
White 435 277 57.0 51.4-62.4 158 43.0 37.6-48.6
African American 136 91 67.6 58.0-75.9 45 32.4 24.1-42.0
Other minorities 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 599 384 59.4 54.6-64.0 215 40.6 36.0-45.4
AGE
40-54 189 78 42.0 34.1-50.3 111 58.0 49.7-65.9
55-64 198 134 69.4 62.0-75.9 64 30.6 24.1-38.0
65-74 152 117 71.0 60.7-79.5 35 29.0 20.5-39.3
75+ 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 180 96 51.1 42.9-59.3 84 48.9 40.7-57.1
Some Post-H.S. 174 114 62.2 53.5-70.2 60 37.8 29.8-46.5
College Graduate 177 138 72.8 64.3-79.8 39 27.2 20.2-35.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 216 150 60.6 52.5-68.2 66 39.4 31.8-47.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 204 129 57.1 48.6-65.2 75 42.9 34.8-51.4
No 418 263 59.0 53.4-64.4 155 41.0 35.6-46.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 243 180 69.1 61.8-75.7 63 30.9 24.3-38.2
Non-Veteran 385 215 52.9 46.9-58.8 170 47.1 41.2-53.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 522 322 57.0 51.9-62.0 200 43.0 38.0-48.1
No 107 74 67.1 56.3-76.4 33 32.9 23.6-43.7

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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