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2014 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.

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%)
North Carolina 2,098 1,336 58.6 56.1-61.1 762 41.4 38.9-43.9
-Western NC 325 215 61.5 54.9-67.6 110 38.5 32.4-45.1
RACE
White 299 202 62.5 55.6-68.9 97 37.5 31.1-44.4
Other minorities 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-54 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 95 63 67.4 56.3-76.8 32 32.6 23.2-43.7
65-74 86 73 83.1 71.6-90.6 13 16.9 9.4-28.4
75+ 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 108 82 72.7 61.9-81.3 26 27.3 18.7-38.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 218 147 62.3 54.2-69.7 71 37.7 30.3-45.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 120 96 80.6 70.8-87.7 24 19.4 12.3-29.2
Non-Veteran 205 119 52.2 44.3-60.1 86 47.8 39.9-55.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 269 177 60.9 53.7-67.7 92 39.1 32.3-46.3
No 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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