2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,391 446 29.1 26.3-32.1 945 70.9 67.9-73.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 991 316 28.4 25.1-32.0 675 71.6 68.0-74.9
Non-Hispanic Black 226 89 37.2 30.0-45.0 137 62.8 55.0-70.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 129 14 9.6 5.3-16.9 115 90.4 83.1-94.7
45-54 335 82 23.1 18.1-28.9 253 76.9 71.1-81.9
55-64 347 118 35.9 29.8-42.4 229 64.1 57.6-70.2
65-74 357 149 39.1 33.0-45.6 208 60.9 54.4-67.0
75+ 198 75 33.3 25.6-42.1 123 66.7 57.9-74.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 157 40 23.8 16.3-33.4 117 76.2 66.6-83.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 354 106 28.6 23.2-34.7 248 71.4 65.3-76.8
Some Post-H.S. 375 107 25.7 20.7-31.4 268 74.3 68.6-79.3
College Graduate 502 191 36.0 31.1-41.1 311 64.0 58.9-68.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 186 56 26.8 19.9-35.1 130 73.2 64.9-80.1
$25,000- 34,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 159 38 18.5 12.4-26.8 121 81.5 73.2-87.6
$50,000-74,999 220 70 27.4 20.7-35.4 150 72.6 64.6-79.3
$75,000+ 411 149 32.6 27.4-38.2 262 67.4 61.8-72.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 209 78 35.1 27.4-43.6 131 64.9 56.4-72.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 475 168 32.4 27.3-37.9 307 67.6 62.1-72.7
No 913 277 27.6 24.2-31.3 636 72.4 68.7-75.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 453 175 35.7 30.5-41.3 278 64.3 58.7-69.5
Non-Veteran 939 271 26.6 23.3-30.2 668 73.4 69.8-76.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 320 107 31.7 26.1-37.9 213 68.3 62.1-73.9
Regional City or Suburban County 330 95 23.9 19.0-29.6 235 76.1 70.4-81.0
Rural 743 244 30.6 26.5-35.1 499 69.4 64.9-73.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 691 171 23.8 20.2-27.8 520 76.2 72.2-79.8
Unemployed 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 510 223 42.0 36.6-47.6 287 58.0 52.4-63.4
Unable to Work 144 42 28.3 20.0-38.2 102 71.7 61.8-80.0
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 183 60 27.2 20.0-36.0 123 72.8 64.0-80.0
151% to 200% 88 21 23.8 15.0-35.6 *** *** ***
More than 200% 810 261 28.8 25.2-32.7 549 71.2 67.3-74.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 209 78 35.1 27.4-43.6 131 64.9 56.4-72.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 294 107 35.7 28.5-43.8 187 64.3 56.2-71.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 581 183 28.5 24.2-33.1 398 71.5 66.9-75.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 518 156 27.5 23.1-32.2 362 72.5 67.8-76.9

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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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