2020 BRFSS Survey Results: 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.

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER talked with you about the advantages of the PSA test?

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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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,518 871 54.1 51.0-57.1 647 45.9 42.9-49.0
No 182 40 24.4 17.1-33.7 142 75.6 66.3-82.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 337 181 50.0 43.6-56.5 156 50.0 43.5-56.4
Overweight 710 393 53.3 48.8-57.8 317 46.7 42.2-51.2
Obese 583 311 49.9 44.9-55.0 272 50.1 45.0-55.1
Current Smoker
Yes 287 121 39.4 32.5-46.7 166 60.6 53.3-67.5
No 1,407 788 53.4 50.2-56.6 619 46.6 43.4-49.8
History of CVD**
Yes 285 185 62.2 55.1-68.8 100 37.8 31.2-44.9
No 1,402 724 48.9 45.7-52.1 678 51.1 47.9-54.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 220 90 38.3 31.2-45.9 130 61.7 54.1-68.8
No 1,410 791 52.8 49.5-56.1 619 47.2 43.9-50.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,538 834 51.6 48.5-54.6 704 48.4 45.4-51.5
COPD
Yes 151 91 57.7 47.0-67.7 *** *** ***
No 1,547 820 50.1 47.1-53.2 727 49.9 46.8-52.9
Current Asthma
Yes 116 59 44.1 34.0-54.8 *** *** ***
No 1,582 850 51.1 48.1-54.2 732 48.9 45.8-51.9
Diabetes
Yes 299 173 54.6 47.4-61.6 126 45.4 38.4-52.6
No 1,399 738 49.9 46.7-53.1 661 50.1 46.9-53.3
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 619 402 63.0 58.1-67.6 217 37.0 32.4-41.9
No 1,084 511 44.2 40.7-47.9 573 55.8 52.1-59.3

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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.

^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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