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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 1,144 725 58.0 54.6-61.4 419 42.0 38.6-45.4
RACE
White 868 562 58.8 54.8-62.6 306 41.2 37.4-45.2
African American 200 128 60.9 53.0-68.3 72 39.1 31.7-47.0
Other minorities 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,079 697 59.3 55.8-62.7 382 40.7 37.3-44.2
AGE
40-54 388 185 46.2 40.8-51.7 203 53.8 48.3-59.2
55-64 331 221 66.2 60.2-71.7 110 33.8 28.3-39.8
65-74 255 204 76.2 69.6-81.8 51 23.8 18.2-30.4
75+ 150 105 68.9 59.9-76.7 45 31.1 23.3-40.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 145 69 45.1 36.2-54.4 76 54.9 45.6-63.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 268 146 53.1 46.2-59.8 122 46.9 40.2-53.8
Some Post-H.S. 261 172 60.1 53.0-66.7 89 39.9 33.3-47.0
College Graduate 466 337 67.2 62.0-72.0 129 32.8 28.0-38.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 151 85 53.7 44.5-62.7 66 46.3 37.3-55.5
$25,000- 34,999 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 132 87 58.7 48.3-68.4 45 41.3 31.6-51.7
$50,000+ 494 341 63.2 57.9-68.2 153 36.8 31.8-42.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 322 204 57.5 51.0-63.7 118 42.5 36.3-49.0
No 814 517 58.3 54.2-62.3 297 41.7 37.7-45.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 335 241 70.0 63.6-75.7 94 30.0 24.3-36.4
Non-Veteran 808 483 53.7 49.7-57.7 325 46.3 42.3-50.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 402 248 57.2 51.3-62.9 154 42.8 37.1-48.7
No 742 477 58.4 54.2-62.5 265 41.6 37.5-45.8

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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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