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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

A Prostate-Specific Antigen test, also called a PSA test, is a blood test used to check men for prostate cancer.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,418 775 49.7 46.4-53.0 643 50.3 47.0-53.6
-Piedmont NC 604 323 50.0 45.3-54.7 281 50.0 45.3-54.7
GENDER
Male 604 323 50.0 45.3-54.7 281 50.0 45.3-54.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 432 239 50.8 45.2-56.3 193 49.2 43.7-54.8
Non-Hispanic Black 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
35-44 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 151 57 36.3 28.2-45.3 94 63.7 54.7-71.8
55-64 158 95 61.0 52.2-69.2 63 39.0 30.8-47.8
65-74 150 111 75.6 66.6-82.7 39 24.4 17.3-33.4
75+ 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 143 74 54.1 44.6-63.2 69 45.9 36.8-55.4
Some Post-H.S. 151 73 45.6 36.8-54.6 78 54.4 45.4-63.2
College Graduate 237 151 58.6 51.2-65.7 86 41.4 34.3-48.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 213 134 54.7 46.8-62.4 79 45.3 37.6-53.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 184 96 51.7 43.0-60.3 88 48.3 39.7-57.0
No 418 226 49.4 43.8-54.9 192 50.6 45.1-56.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 164 107 61.5 52.4-69.9 57 38.5 30.1-47.6
Non-Veteran 441 216 46.3 40.9-51.8 225 53.7 48.2-59.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 288 154 50.9 44.3-57.5 134 49.1 42.5-55.7
Regional City or Suburban County 162 88 48.6 39.7-57.6 74 51.4 42.4-60.3
Rural 155 81 50.0 40.7-59.3 74 50.0 40.7-59.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 325 154 44.3 38.2-50.5 171 55.7 49.5-61.8
Unemployed 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 207 142 65.8 57.6-73.1 65 34.2 26.9-42.4
Unable to Work 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 384 218 51.2 45.4-57.1 166 48.8 42.9-54.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 258 135 48.1 41.0-55.3 123 51.9 44.7-59.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 310 169 50.9 44.4-57.4 141 49.1 42.6-55.6

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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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