2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,703 913 50.7 47.8-53.7 790 49.3 46.3-52.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,140 634 53.0 49.5-56.5 506 47.0 43.5-50.5
Non-Hispanic Black 293 176 52.2 44.8-59.5 117 47.8 40.5-55.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 127 41 30.1 21.5-40.4 86 69.9 59.6-78.5
AGE
40-44 177 31 17.2 11.7-24.5 146 82.8 75.5-88.3
45-54 407 138 34.2 28.9-40.0 269 65.8 60.0-71.1
55-64 426 258 62.1 56.5-67.4 168 37.9 32.6-43.5
65-74 416 309 72.5 66.8-77.6 107 27.5 22.4-33.2
75+ 240 163 64.3 56.1-71.8 77 35.7 28.2-43.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 167 63 37.3 28.4-47.1 104 62.7 52.9-71.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 417 192 46.9 41.3-52.7 225 53.1 47.3-58.7
Some Post-H.S. 467 249 51.8 46.3-57.1 218 48.2 42.9-53.7
College Graduate 645 407 59.4 54.8-63.8 238 40.6 36.2-45.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 567 329 53.1 47.6-58.5 238 46.9 41.5-52.4
No 1,127 581 49.6 46.1-53.1 546 50.4 46.9-53.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 498 297 56.1 50.5-61.5 201 43.9 38.5-49.5
Non-Veteran 1,199 616 49.0 45.5-52.4 583 51.0 47.6-54.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 889 398 44.0 40.2-47.9 491 56.0 52.1-59.8
Unemployed 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 573 414 69.1 63.9-73.9 159 30.9 26.1-36.1
Unable to Work 148 77 53.8 43.4-63.9 71 46.2 36.1-56.6
Other not in Labor Force 5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 222 100 44.8 36.6-53.3 122 55.2 46.7-63.4
$25,000- 34,999 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 168 91 52.8 43.4-61.9 77 47.2 38.1-56.6
$50,000-74,999 244 144 54.7 47.2-62.0 100 45.3 38.0-52.8
$75,000+ 584 342 54.4 49.5-59.2 242 45.6 40.8-50.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 274 138 46.1 39.0-53.3 136 53.9 46.7-61.0
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 174 77 43.0 34.0-52.4 97 57.0 47.6-66.0
151% to 200% 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 974 574 55.4 51.6-59.1 400 44.6 40.9-48.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 274 138 46.1 39.0-53.3 136 53.9 46.7-61.0
HOUSING
Own 1,333 775 54.5 51.2-57.7 558 45.5 42.3-48.8
Rent 291 111 35.4 29.2-42.2 180 64.6 57.8-70.8
Other arrangement 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 521 283 51.8 46.7-56.8 238 48.2 43.2-53.3
Regional City or Suburban County 443 254 55.6 50.0-61.0 189 44.4 39.0-50.0
Rural 739 376 46.4 41.8-51.1 363 53.6 48.9-58.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 481 248 48.9 43.4-54.4 233 51.1 45.6-56.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 547 293 49.4 44.1-54.6 254 50.6 45.4-55.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 675 372 52.8 48.3-57.3 303 47.2 42.7-51.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 520 295 54.3 49.1-59.4 225 45.7 40.6-50.9
2nd Quartile 436 230 48.0 42.3-53.7 206 52.0 46.3-57.7
3rd Quartile 482 257 51.8 46.5-57.1 225 48.2 42.9-53.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 265 131 46.8 38.9-54.8 134 53.2 45.2-61.1

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

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. 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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