2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

How long has it been since you had your last PSA test?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never had test
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,343 433 27.8 25.0-30.8 98 6.8 5.4- 8.7 57 4.0 2.7- 5.8 135 9.4 7.6-11.6 620 52.0 48.5-55.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 963 334 30.4 27.0-34.1 67 6.4 4.8- 8.6 40 4.0 2.5- 6.4 102 9.3 7.3-11.7 420 49.9 45.9-54.0
Non-Hispanic Black 217 65 25.0 19.0-32.0 20 8.7 5.1-14.4 *** *** *** 22 9.5 5.9-15.2 100 52.3 44.2-60.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 128 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 120 94.7 87.6-97.8
45-54 339 52 15.1 11.2-20.2 22 5.3 3.1- 8.9 12 2.8 1.4- 5.4 20 6.8 3.7-12.0 233 70.0 63.6-75.7
55-64 334 116 34.1 28.1-40.7 22 7.3 4.5-11.6 14 6.3 3.0-12.7 35 11.3 7.7-16.2 147 41.0 34.6-47.8
65-74 347 177 49.9 43.3-56.5 34 11.1 7.4-16.4 24 5.4 3.4- 8.6 39 10.2 7.1-14.5 73 23.4 18.1-29.7
75+ 195 85 38.7 30.4-47.7 18 7.8 4.4-13.6 *** *** *** 38 19.6 13.5-27.6 47 30.0 21.9-39.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 152 30 17.5 11.1-26.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 9.7 5.0-18.0 95 66.3 56.2-75.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 341 103 29.7 24.1-36.0 28 8.7 5.6-13.3 *** *** *** 35 9.3 6.3-13.5 168 50.7 44.1-57.2
Some Post-H.S. 362 101 24.2 19.3-29.8 19 5.3 3.2- 8.9 21 5.9 3.1-11.0 38 9.2 6.0-13.9 183 55.4 48.9-61.8
College Graduate 484 197 35.0 30.2-40.1 45 8.5 5.9-12.0 22 4.7 2.8- 7.8 48 9.7 7.0-13.3 172 42.1 36.7-47.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 177 41 20.7 14.5-28.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 12.9 8.0-20.1 95 57.1 47.5-66.2
$25,000- 34,999 111 31 25.7 17.2-36.6 11 9.8 5.2-17.8 *** *** *** 13 10.3 5.5-18.6 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 156 56 29.9 21.9-39.4 13 6.4 3.3-11.9 *** *** *** 14 7.3 3.9-13.0 70 55.4 45.6-64.7
$50,000-74,999 210 65 27.7 20.8-35.9 19 8.1 4.4-14.2 13 8.5 3.7-18.3 21 8.2 4.7-14.0 92 47.5 38.9-56.3
$75,000+ 403 156 31.0 26.0-36.5 28 6.0 3.8- 9.4 14 3.3 1.8- 5.8 32 7.4 5.0-11.0 173 52.3 46.3-58.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 195 59 26.1 19.1-34.6 17 8.6 5.1-14.4 *** *** *** 19 11.1 5.8-20.4 92 50.9 41.7-60.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 454 152 29.3 24.3-35.0 30 6.9 4.4-10.4 25 5.3 2.8- 9.8 60 12.1 8.9-16.2 187 46.5 40.4-52.7
No 884 281 27.2 23.9-30.9 67 6.7 5.0- 9.0 32 3.4 2.2- 5.4 75 8.2 6.1-10.9 429 54.4 50.3-58.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 434 184 39.1 33.5-45.0 29 4.8 3.0- 7.5 27 7.5 4.3-12.7 54 10.4 7.5-14.2 140 38.2 32.4-44.4
Non-Veteran 909 249 23.6 20.4-27.1 69 7.6 5.7-10.0 30 2.7 1.6- 4.4 81 9.0 6.9-11.8 480 57.1 53.0-61.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 309 100 29.1 23.7-35.1 25 7.0 4.4-11.0 21 7.2 4.1-12.5 20 6.1 3.5-10.2 143 50.6 44.1-57.1
Regional City or Suburban County 319 105 26.8 21.7-32.5 14 4.9 2.6- 9.1 *** *** *** 42 11.4 8.0-16.0 150 55.2 48.6-61.6
Rural 715 228 27.6 23.5-32.1 59 7.9 5.7-10.7 28 3.3 1.9- 5.9 73 10.3 7.6-13.9 327 50.9 45.9-55.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 680 148 19.7 16.5-23.4 43 5.3 3.7- 7.6 19 2.7 1.5- 4.9 54 8.6 6.2-11.7 416 63.7 59.1-68.0
Unemployed 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 495 240 45.9 40.3-51.6 46 10.0 6.9-14.2 30 5.7 3.7- 8.5 62 10.4 7.7-13.9 117 28.0 23.1-33.6
Unable to Work 125 37 27.9 19.2-38.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 11.8 6.0-22.1 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 72 11 14.6 7.6-26.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 174 44 21.1 14.7-29.3 *** *** *** 11 4.5 2.1- 9.3 27 16.2 10.1-24.9 83 53.5 43.9-62.9
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 14.6 8.1-25.0 *** *** ***
More than 200% 790 285 30.4 26.7-34.5 63 6.8 5.0- 9.3 30 4.3 2.6- 7.1 68 7.3 5.5- 9.7 344 51.1 46.7-55.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 195 59 26.1 19.1-34.6 17 8.6 5.1-14.4 *** *** *** 19 11.1 5.8-20.4 92 50.9 41.7-60.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 282 90 26.6 20.1-34.4 22 9.8 5.9-16.0 11 4.8 1.7-13.0 28 9.7 6.1-15.3 131 49.0 40.6-57.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 556 165 24.2 20.3-28.6 35 5.6 3.7- 8.5 22 3.0 1.8- 4.8 65 12.2 9.0-16.4 269 55.0 49.8-60.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 505 178 32.0 27.4-37.0 41 7.1 4.9-10.2 24 4.8 2.7- 8.5 42 6.3 4.4- 8.9 220 49.8 44.4-55.1

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*This question was asked among those who reported having a PSA test and those respondents who did not report this formed the NEVER 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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