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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,391 446 29.1 26.3-32.1 945 70.9 67.9-73.7
-Piedmont NC 592 180 28.0 24.1-32.3 412 72.0 67.7-75.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 424 126 26.5 22.1-31.6 298 73.5 68.4-77.9
Non-Hispanic Black 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 66 12 15.4 8.4-26.6 54 84.6 73.4-91.6
AGE
40-44 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 149 31 21.6 15.1-30.0 118 78.4 70.0-84.9
55-64 157 58 37.4 29.2-46.4 99 62.6 53.6-70.8
65-74 147 59 38.2 29.6-47.6 88 61.8 52.4-70.4
75+ 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 140 40 27.2 19.8-36.1 100 72.8 63.9-80.2
Some Post-H.S. 150 34 23.7 16.8-32.4 116 76.3 67.6-83.2
College Graduate 233 91 36.1 29.5-43.2 142 63.9 56.8-70.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 96 30 27.3 18.3-38.5 66 72.7 61.5-81.7
$75,000+ 210 78 32.1 25.5-39.5 132 67.9 60.5-74.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 179 59 30.7 23.3-39.3 120 69.3 60.7-76.7
No 412 120 26.9 22.3-31.9 292 73.1 68.1-77.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 58 33.9 26.1-42.7 102 66.1 57.3-73.9
Non-Veteran 433 122 26.2 21.7-31.2 311 73.8 68.8-78.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 284 96 32.0 26.0-38.5 188 68.0 61.5-74.0
Regional City or Suburban County 160 39 20.8 14.7-28.6 121 79.2 71.4-85.3
Rural 149 45 30.1 22.3-39.2 104 69.9 60.8-77.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 322 87 25.4 20.4-31.0 235 74.6 69.0-79.6
Unemployed 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 199 79 38.2 30.6-46.4 120 61.8 53.6-69.4
Unable to Work 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 378 118 28.3 23.4-33.7 260 71.7 66.3-76.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 254 73 27.5 21.6-34.3 181 72.5 65.7-78.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 304 94 27.2 22.0-33.2 210 72.8 66.8-78.0

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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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