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 1,670 832 47.0 44.1-50.0 838 53.0 50.0-55.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,115 580 49.4 45.9-52.9 535 50.6 47.1-54.1
Non-Hispanic Black 289 158 49.3 42.0-56.6 131 50.7 43.4-58.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 127 41 29.5 21.4-39.2 86 70.5 60.8-78.6
AGE
40-44 175 27 15.8 10.5-23.1 148 84.2 76.9-89.5
45-54 398 104 25.1 20.5-30.5 294 74.9 69.5-79.5
55-64 414 234 58.9 53.1-64.3 180 41.1 35.7-46.9
65-74 414 297 70.5 64.7-75.7 117 29.5 24.3-35.3
75+ 235 159 65.1 56.8-72.6 76 34.9 27.4-43.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 63 38.3 29.4-48.2 102 61.7 51.8-70.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 409 175 43.4 37.8-49.1 234 56.6 50.9-62.2
Some Post-H.S. 461 229 48.9 43.4-54.3 232 51.1 45.7-56.6
College Graduate 630 364 52.3 47.7-56.9 266 47.7 43.1-52.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 556 310 52.4 47.0-57.8 246 47.6 42.2-53.0
No 1,106 520 44.5 41.0-48.0 586 55.5 52.0-59.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 492 275 53.1 47.6-58.6 217 46.9 41.4-52.4
Non-Veteran 1,174 557 44.9 41.5-48.4 617 55.1 51.6-58.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 869 337 37.9 34.2-41.8 532 62.1 58.2-65.8
Unemployed 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 564 394 68.1 62.9-72.9 170 31.9 27.1-37.1
Unable to Work 145 77 54.3 44.3-64.0 68 45.7 36.0-55.7
Other not in Labor Force 5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 217 90 42.7 34.5-51.4 127 57.3 48.6-65.5
$25,000- 34,999 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 165 84 50.7 41.4-60.0 81 49.3 40.0-58.6
$50,000-74,999 236 133 52.0 44.4-59.6 103 48.0 40.4-55.6
$75,000+ 578 304 48.9 44.1-53.8 274 51.1 46.2-55.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 265 129 43.5 36.6-50.6 136 56.5 49.4-63.4
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 168 70 41.9 32.9-51.5 98 58.1 48.5-67.1
151% to 200% 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 955 514 50.8 47.0-54.6 441 49.2 45.4-53.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 265 129 43.5 36.6-50.6 136 56.5 49.4-63.4
HOUSING
Own 1,315 702 49.6 46.3-52.9 613 50.4 47.1-53.7
Rent 282 100 34.2 28.0-40.9 182 65.8 59.1-72.0
Other arrangement 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 510 244 44.3 39.4-49.4 266 55.7 50.6-60.6
Regional City or Suburban County 430 232 51.3 45.7-56.9 198 48.7 43.1-54.3
Rural 730 356 46.2 41.6-50.9 374 53.8 49.1-58.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 473 232 47.5 42.0-53.1 241 52.5 46.9-58.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 542 270 47.3 42.1-52.5 272 52.7 47.5-57.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 655 330 46.6 42.1-51.1 325 53.4 48.9-57.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 511 268 48.4 43.2-53.6 243 51.6 46.4-56.8
2nd Quartile 420 210 45.6 40.0-51.3 210 54.4 48.7-60.0
3rd Quartile 478 232 47.8 42.5-53.2 246 52.2 46.8-57.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 261 122 45.5 37.7-53.5 139 54.5 46.5-62.3

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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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