2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 1,703 913 50.7 47.8-53.7 790 49.3 46.3-52.2
-Eastern NC 641 347 51.5 46.7-56.4 294 48.5 43.6-53.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 398 216 50.6 44.5-56.6 182 49.4 43.4-55.5
Non-Hispanic Black 150 93 57.3 47.3-66.8 57 42.7 33.2-52.7
Other 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 143 46 32.7 24.1-42.7 97 67.3 57.3-75.9
55-64 168 96 60.2 50.7-69.0 72 39.8 31.0-49.3
65-74 174 130 72.8 63.8-80.3 44 27.2 19.7-36.2
75+ 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 173 77 42.9 33.9-52.4 96 57.1 47.6-66.1
Some Post-H.S. 205 117 52.8 44.7-60.9 88 47.2 39.1-55.3
College Graduate 196 125 62.0 53.3-70.0 71 38.0 30.0-46.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 240 145 57.9 49.5-65.8 95 42.1 34.2-50.5
No 400 202 47.8 41.8-53.8 198 52.2 46.2-58.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 225 148 63.2 55.1-70.7 77 36.8 29.3-44.9
Non-Veteran 415 199 46.1 40.1-52.2 216 53.9 47.8-59.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 301 134 42.9 36.3-49.8 167 57.1 50.2-63.7
Unemployed 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 241 167 65.5 56.7-73.3 74 34.5 26.7-43.3
Unable to Work 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 124 52.1 43.7-60.4 83 47.9 39.6-56.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 362 224 56.0 49.6-62.2 138 44.0 37.8-50.4
HOUSING
Own 513 302 54.5 49.0-59.9 211 45.5 40.1-51.0
Rent 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 163 95 54.3 45.1-63.3 68 45.7 36.7-54.9
Rural 403 206 49.0 42.7-55.3 197 51.0 44.7-57.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 402 208 48.7 42.6-54.8 194 51.3 45.2-57.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 147 87 58.0 47.7-67.7 60 42.0 32.3-52.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 138 80 55.7 45.5-65.5 58 44.3 34.5-54.5
2nd Quartile 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 203 117 53.0 44.8-61.0 86 47.0 39.0-55.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 238 114 45.7 37.4-54.2 124 54.3 45.8-62.6

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 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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