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 1,403 710 45.2 42.0-48.6 693 54.8 51.4-58.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,003 531 46.7 42.8-50.7 472 53.3 49.3-57.2
Non-Hispanic Black 229 117 49.2 41.3-57.1 112 50.8 42.9-58.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 130 12 8.7 4.5-16.0 118 91.3 84.0-95.5
45-54 338 113 32.0 26.3-38.5 225 68.0 61.5-73.7
55-64 348 182 52.2 45.5-58.7 166 47.8 41.3-54.5
65-74 362 262 70.6 64.2-76.2 100 29.4 23.8-35.8
75+ 198 132 63.8 54.6-72.2 66 36.2 27.8-45.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 60 36.0 27.1-46.0 101 64.0 54.0-72.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 359 180 48.9 42.4-55.4 179 51.1 44.6-57.6
Some Post-H.S. 380 175 40.1 34.2-46.4 205 59.9 53.6-65.8
College Graduate 500 293 52.2 46.8-57.5 207 47.8 42.5-53.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 186 82 41.9 33.1-51.3 104 58.1 48.7-66.9
$25,000- 34,999 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 159 83 43.4 34.3-53.1 76 56.6 46.9-65.7
$50,000-74,999 220 114 44.7 36.3-53.4 106 55.3 46.6-63.7
$75,000+ 412 226 47.4 41.5-53.3 186 52.6 46.7-58.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 222 100 40.1 32.2-48.6 122 59.9 51.4-67.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 475 265 51.1 45.1-57.1 210 48.9 42.9-54.9
No 924 444 42.6 38.7-46.6 480 57.4 53.4-61.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 454 275 55.1 49.1-60.9 179 44.9 39.1-50.9
Non-Veteran 950 435 41.5 37.7-45.5 515 58.5 54.5-62.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 320 164 48.7 42.3-55.2 156 51.3 44.8-57.7
Regional City or Suburban County 329 160 41.2 35.0-47.7 169 58.8 52.3-65.0
Rural 756 386 45.4 40.7-50.2 370 54.6 49.8-59.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 698 269 34.9 30.8-39.3 429 65.1 60.7-69.2
Unemployed 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 522 363 65.9 60.4-71.0 159 34.1 29.0-39.6
Unable to Work 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 181 89 45.1 35.9-54.7 92 54.9 45.3-64.1
151% to 200% 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 813 438 46.6 42.3-50.9 375 53.4 49.1-57.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 222 100 40.1 32.2-48.6 122 59.9 51.4-67.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 296 156 47.9 39.8-56.1 140 52.1 43.9-60.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 584 287 43.3 38.4-48.3 297 56.7 51.7-61.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 525 267 46.3 41.1-51.6 258 53.7 48.4-58.9

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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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