2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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was it ... ?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Routine exam Had problem/family history Told had Prostate Cancer Other reasons
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 854 661 78.3 74.8-81.4 119 13.9 11.4-16.9 38 4.0 2.7- 5.8 36 3.8 2.6- 5.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 600 477 80.5 76.5-84.0 77 12.9 10.0-16.5 22 2.8 1.7- 4.8 24 3.8 2.4- 5.9
Non-Hispanic Black 158 115 71.3 62.2-79.0 27 17.1 11.2-25.2 11 8.3 4.4-15.3 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 96 77 79.2 68.0-87.2 11 11.5 6.0-20.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 251 204 83.7 78.1-88.1 30 10.9 7.3-15.9 *** *** *** 12 3.7 1.9- 7.0
65-74 306 230 73.8 67.0-79.6 43 15.9 11.2-22.1 20 5.8 3.3-10.1 13 4.5 2.4- 8.2
75+ 174 133 77.8 69.6-84.3 27 14.6 9.3-22.1 11 6.3 3.2-12.2 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 186 138 77.2 69.8-83.2 25 14.3 9.4-21.3 *** *** *** 13 4.9 2.6- 8.9
Some Post-H.S. 226 170 77.0 70.1-82.6 38 14.7 10.3-20.6 *** *** *** 11 4.8 2.5- 9.2
College Graduate 378 307 82.3 77.5-86.2 44 11.1 8.0-15.1 17 4.0 2.3- 7.0 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 313 229 75.1 68.7-80.5 51 16.2 11.7-22.0 19 5.5 3.1- 9.5 14 3.3 1.9- 5.8
No 539 430 80.0 75.8-83.6 68 12.7 9.8-16.3 19 3.2 1.9- 5.3 22 4.1 2.5- 6.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 286 221 78.6 72.4-83.8 38 12.4 8.5-17.8 16 5.1 2.9- 8.8 11 3.9 1.9- 7.7
Non-Veteran 568 440 78.1 73.8-81.9 81 14.6 11.5-18.4 22 3.5 2.1- 5.8 25 3.8 2.4- 5.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 341 282 83.1 78.0-87.2 37 10.5 7.4-14.8 *** *** *** 17 5.0 2.9- 8.5
Unemployed 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 415 308 73.7 68.0-78.7 68 17.2 13.0-22.4 26 6.1 3.8- 9.6 13 3.0 1.7- 5.4
Unable to Work 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 94 69 79.0 67.2-87.4 14 13.5 6.6-25.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 133 101 76.6 67.3-83.9 17 14.0 8.4-22.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 321 255 81.1 75.7-85.6 39 10.0 7.0-14.1 12 3.8 1.9- 7.5 15 5.1 2.8- 8.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 125 98 77.7 67.6-85.3 16 13.9 8.1-22.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 64 49 83.3 72.4-90.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 537 423 79.3 74.9-83.0 68 12.5 9.5-16.1 23 3.8 2.3- 6.2 23 4.5 2.8- 7.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 125 98 77.7 67.6-85.3 16 13.9 8.1-22.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 735 576 79.5 75.8-82.7 99 13.2 10.5-16.4 31 3.6 2.3- 5.6 29 3.7 2.5- 5.6
Rent 94 *** *** *** 18 22.1 13.6-33.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 241 187 77.7 71.1-83.2 33 14.3 9.9-20.3 12 4.7 2.4- 9.0 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 234 182 81.1 75.0-86.1 34 13.1 9.0-18.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 379 292 76.5 70.7-81.5 52 14.2 10.2-19.3 16 4.7 2.6- 8.4 19 4.6 2.7- 7.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 233 171 71.6 63.7-78.3 36 15.5 10.6-22.0 14 7.3 3.8-13.6 12 5.7 2.9-10.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 277 231 85.5 80.5-89.4 31 10.4 7.1-15.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 344 259 75.8 70.0-80.9 52 16.0 11.7-21.5 15 3.4 1.8- 6.2 18 4.8 2.9- 8.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 285 221 78.1 71.6-83.4 38 13.5 9.2-19.3 11 3.1 1.4- 6.5 15 5.4 3.1- 9.3
2nd Quartile 211 168 80.9 74.2-86.1 29 14.1 9.5-20.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 229 176 79.1 72.7-84.4 33 13.8 9.5-19.5 12 4.1 2.2- 7.5 *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 129 *** *** *** 19 14.9 8.6-24.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question was asked of those who reported having a PSA test.

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 respondent’s 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 respondent’s 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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