2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

Male respondents aged 40+ that have had a PSA test in the past 2 years.*
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,343 531 34.6 31.6-37.9 812 65.4 62.1-68.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 963 401 36.8 33.1-40.7 562 63.2 59.3-66.9
Non-Hispanic Black 217 85 33.7 26.7-41.4 132 66.3 58.6-73.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 74 14 16.0 8.7-27.5 60 84.0 72.5-91.3
AGE
40-44 128 *** *** *** 123 97.1 91.5-99.0
45-54 339 74 20.4 15.8-25.9 265 79.6 74.1-84.2
55-64 334 138 41.4 35.0-48.2 196 58.6 51.8-65.0
65-74 347 211 61.0 54.4-67.2 136 39.0 32.8-45.6
75+ 195 103 46.5 37.7-55.6 92 53.5 44.4-62.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 152 36 21.1 14.2-30.3 116 78.9 69.7-85.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 341 131 38.4 32.2-44.9 210 61.6 55.1-67.8
Some Post-H.S. 362 120 29.5 24.2-35.5 242 70.5 64.5-75.8
College Graduate 484 242 43.5 38.3-48.8 242 56.5 51.2-61.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 177 50 27.6 20.0-36.9 127 72.4 63.1-80.0
$25,000- 34,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 156 69 36.3 27.6-45.9 87 63.7 54.1-72.4
$50,000-74,999 210 84 35.8 28.0-44.4 126 64.2 55.6-72.0
$75,000+ 403 184 37.0 31.6-42.8 219 63.0 57.2-68.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 195 76 34.8 26.8-43.6 119 65.2 56.4-73.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 454 182 36.2 30.7-42.1 272 63.8 57.9-69.3
No 884 348 34.0 30.3-37.8 536 66.0 62.2-69.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 434 213 43.9 38.1-49.9 221 56.1 50.1-61.9
Non-Veteran 909 318 31.2 27.6-35.0 591 68.8 65.0-72.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 309 125 36.1 30.2-42.4 184 63.9 57.6-69.8
Regional City or Suburban County 319 119 31.7 26.1-37.9 200 68.3 62.1-73.9
Rural 715 287 35.5 31.0-40.3 428 64.5 59.7-69.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 680 191 25.0 21.4-29.1 489 75.0 70.9-78.6
Unemployed 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 495 286 55.9 50.2-61.5 209 44.1 38.5-49.8
Unable to Work 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 174 53 25.8 18.6-34.6 121 74.2 65.4-81.4
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 790 348 37.3 33.2-41.5 442 62.7 58.5-66.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 195 76 34.8 26.8-43.6 119 65.2 56.4-73.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 282 112 36.5 28.9-44.8 170 63.5 55.2-71.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 556 200 29.8 25.5-34.5 356 70.2 65.5-74.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 505 219 39.1 34.1-44.3 286 60.9 55.7-65.9

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*Male respondents age 40+ who never had a PSA test are included in the NO category.

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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