2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

What was the MAIN reason you had this PSA test –
was it ... ?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Routine exam Had problem/family history Told had Prostate Cancer Other reasons
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 732 551 77.9 74.1-81.3 104 12.6 10.1-15.7 39 4.7 3.2- 7.0 38 4.8 3.2- 7.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 553 416 78.2 73.7-82.0 80 12.8 9.9-16.5 31 4.8 3.0- 7.5 26 4.2 2.7- 6.5
Non-Hispanic Black 118 90 77.8 67.7-85.3 14 10.0 5.6-17.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 103 78 80.7 70.9-87.7 15 13.0 7.2-22.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 188 145 81.8 74.9-87.2 23 9.1 5.7-14.2 *** *** *** 13 5.1 2.7- 9.5
65-74 282 217 77.8 71.4-83.2 45 16.4 11.7-22.5 12 3.7 1.8- 7.3 *** *** ***
75+ 150 104 66.3 55.9-75.3 20 13.2 7.9-21.3 19 13.8 7.9-23.2 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 178 138 80.0 72.6-85.9 21 11.4 7.1-17.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 176 135 78.3 69.8-84.9 24 11.1 6.8-17.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 319 236 76.4 70.7-81.3 50 14.8 10.8-19.9 17 3.8 2.2- 6.4 16 5.1 3.0- 8.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 83 *** *** *** 14 16.8 9.5-27.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 87 *** *** *** 13 12.6 6.0-24.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 120 89 76.4 65.5-84.7 17 11.0 6.1-19.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 234 187 83.8 78.0-88.3 27 9.4 6.1-14.2 *** *** *** 13 4.2 2.4- 7.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 107 82 80.3 69.7-87.8 16 13.8 7.7-23.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 272 192 75.2 68.6-80.8 43 13.8 9.6-19.5 17 4.6 2.7- 7.9 20 6.3 3.7-10.5
No 459 358 79.3 74.4-83.4 61 12.0 9.0-15.8 22 4.8 2.8- 8.2 18 3.9 2.3- 6.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 298 218 75.9 69.5-81.3 42 12.1 8.4-17.0 23 7.1 4.2-11.8 15 4.9 2.8- 8.5
Non-Veteran 434 333 78.9 74.0-83.2 62 12.9 9.7-16.9 16 3.5 1.9- 6.3 23 4.7 2.8- 7.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 173 135 81.1 73.7-86.8 25 11.6 7.6-17.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 170 124 75.9 67.8-82.5 23 10.5 6.5-16.3 *** *** *** 14 8.2 4.6-14.1
Rural 389 292 76.9 71.1-81.9 56 14.5 10.5-19.6 24 5.1 3.0- 8.6 17 3.5 2.0- 6.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 264 214 82.5 76.6-87.2 30 9.5 6.4-13.9 *** *** *** 16 5.7 3.1-10.1
Unemployed 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 385 283 74.0 68.1-79.1 56 14.4 10.5-19.4 29 7.3 4.6-11.5 17 4.3 2.5- 7.2
Unable to Work 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 93 *** *** *** 14 13.7 7.6-23.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 453 350 80.3 75.5-84.3 59 10.7 7.8-14.4 23 4.6 2.8- 7.6 21 4.4 2.6- 7.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 107 82 80.3 69.7-87.8 16 13.8 7.7-23.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 153 117 79.3 70.0-86.2 20 13.3 7.8-21.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 287 203 71.4 64.4-77.4 48 15.9 11.4-21.7 19 6.6 3.8-11.4 17 6.1 3.4-10.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 292 231 83.4 78.2-87.5 36 9.4 6.5-13.3 13 3.9 2.0- 7.3 12 3.4 1.7- 6.5

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*This question was asked of those who reported having a PSA test.

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 respondent’s 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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