2018 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 1,418 775 49.7 46.4-53.0 643 50.3 47.0-53.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,011 576 51.4 47.5-55.4 435 48.6 44.6-52.5
Non-Hispanic Black 231 133 53.3 45.3-61.1 98 46.7 38.9-54.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 131 24 17.2 10.7-26.4 107 82.8 73.6-89.3
45-54 336 126 36.0 30.0-42.5 210 64.0 57.5-70.0
55-64 351 209 59.5 53.0-65.8 142 40.5 34.2-47.0
65-74 367 270 71.6 65.3-77.1 97 28.4 22.9-34.7
75+ 205 136 63.2 54.3-71.3 69 36.8 28.7-45.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 164 59 34.1 25.4-44.0 105 65.9 56.0-74.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 361 190 52.8 46.3-59.2 171 47.2 40.8-53.7
Some Post-H.S. 380 201 46.0 39.9-52.3 179 54.0 47.7-60.1
College Graduate 510 323 58.7 53.3-63.9 187 41.3 36.1-46.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 190 87 44.9 35.9-54.2 103 55.1 45.8-64.1
$25,000- 34,999 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 161 85 41.3 32.4-50.8 76 58.7 49.2-67.6
$50,000-74,999 222 127 51.3 42.9-59.7 95 48.7 40.3-57.1
$75,000+ 415 257 54.2 48.1-60.2 158 45.8 39.8-51.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 223 114 48.7 40.1-57.3 109 51.3 42.7-59.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 486 268 50.4 44.6-56.1 218 49.6 43.9-55.4
No 928 506 49.5 45.5-53.6 422 50.5 46.4-54.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 460 301 60.8 55.0-66.3 159 39.2 33.7-45.0
Non-Veteran 959 474 45.5 41.6-49.5 485 54.5 50.5-58.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 323 172 50.3 44.0-56.6 151 49.7 43.4-56.0
Regional City or Suburban County 337 183 49.7 43.1-56.3 154 50.3 43.7-56.9
Rural 760 420 49.3 44.5-54.1 340 50.7 45.9-55.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 696 307 41.5 37.1-46.1 389 58.5 53.9-62.9
Unemployed 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 533 383 68.0 62.7-73.0 150 32.0 27.0-37.3
Unable to Work 144 70 50.3 40.3-60.4 74 49.7 39.6-59.7
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 186 89 43.7 34.6-53.1 97 56.3 46.9-65.4
151% to 200% 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 819 481 51.4 47.1-55.8 338 48.6 44.2-52.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 223 114 48.7 40.1-57.3 109 51.3 42.7-59.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 296 162 49.6 41.5-57.8 134 50.4 42.2-58.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 592 327 49.4 44.3-54.4 265 50.6 45.6-55.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 532 286 50.1 44.8-55.3 246 49.9 44.7-55.2

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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