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2014 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 2,098 1,336 58.6 56.1-61.1 762 41.4 38.9-43.9
GENDER
Male 2,098 1,336 58.6 56.1-61.1 762 41.4 38.9-43.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,890 1,266 62.2 59.5-64.8 624 37.8 35.2-40.5
No 204 67 30.5 23.8-38.1 137 69.5 61.9-76.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 481 310 59.2 53.9-64.3 171 40.8 35.7-46.1
Overweight 931 609 61.3 57.4-65.0 322 38.7 35.0-42.6
Obese 610 381 56.3 51.7-60.8 229 43.7 39.2-48.3
Current Smoker
Yes 368 184 45.5 39.6-51.6 184 54.5 48.4-60.4
No 1,717 1,145 61.9 59.1-64.6 572 38.1 35.4-40.9
History of CVD**
Yes 407 262 58.9 52.9-64.6 145 41.1 35.4-47.1
No 1,662 1,058 58.7 55.9-61.5 604 41.3 38.5-44.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 237 131 51.2 43.6-58.8 106 48.8 41.2-56.4
No 1,791 1,164 60.4 57.7-63.0 627 39.6 37.0-42.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,935 1,243 59.5 56.8-62.0 692 40.5 38.0-43.2
COPD
Yes 215 130 56.7 49.1-64.0 85 43.3 36.0-50.9
No 1,866 1,192 58.8 56.1-61.4 674 41.2 38.6-43.9
Current Asthma
Yes 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,980 1,261 58.7 56.1-61.2 719 41.3 38.8-43.9
Diabetes
Yes 360 239 61.1 55.0-66.8 121 38.9 33.2-45.0
No 1,727 1,089 58.1 55.3-60.9 638 41.9 39.1-44.7
Disability
Yes 633 401 57.7 53.1-62.2 232 42.3 37.8-46.9
No 1,450 927 59.1 56.0-62.0 523 40.9 38.0-44.0
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 779 522 62.5 58.4-66.5 257 37.5 33.5-41.6
No 1,315 811 56.7 53.5-59.9 504 43.3 40.1-46.5

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

#Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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.

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