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.

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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
-Non-Hispanic White 1,140 634 53.0 49.5-56.5 506 47.0 43.5-50.5
AGE
40-44 102 19 18.8 11.7-28.9 83 81.2 71.1-88.3
45-54 248 80 30.7 24.6-37.5 168 69.3 62.5-75.4
55-64 284 178 64.6 57.9-70.8 106 35.4 29.2-42.1
65-74 305 227 72.7 65.9-78.5 78 27.3 21.5-34.1
75+ 187 124 64.5 55.8-72.4 63 35.5 27.6-44.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 267 122 47.2 40.3-54.2 145 52.8 45.8-59.7
Some Post-H.S. 313 169 51.6 45.1-57.9 144 48.4 42.1-54.9
College Graduate 494 311 60.4 55.3-65.3 183 39.6 34.7-44.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 179 106 55.2 46.6-63.4 73 44.8 36.6-53.4
$75,000+ 455 267 54.5 49.1-59.9 188 45.5 40.1-50.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 372 222 56.4 50.0-62.7 150 43.6 37.3-50.0
No 762 410 51.5 47.3-55.6 352 48.5 44.4-52.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 344 207 58.6 52.1-64.8 137 41.4 35.2-47.9
Non-Veteran 793 427 51.1 46.9-55.2 366 48.9 44.8-53.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 335 197 55.0 48.7-61.1 138 45.0 38.9-51.3
Regional City or Suburban County 303 181 59.8 53.2-66.1 122 40.2 33.9-46.8
Rural 502 256 46.7 41.3-52.2 246 53.3 47.8-58.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 588 277 45.7 41.0-50.4 311 54.3 49.6-59.0
Unemployed 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 422 303 70.6 64.8-75.7 119 29.4 24.3-35.2
Unable to Work 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 733 426 54.9 50.6-59.1 307 45.1 40.9-49.4
HOUSING
Own 978 570 55.4 51.6-59.0 408 44.6 41.0-48.4
Rent 124 49 36.5 27.2-46.9 75 63.5 53.1-72.8
Other arrangement 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 270 135 47.3 40.2-54.5 135 52.7 45.5-59.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 386 211 51.1 45.1-57.1 175 48.9 42.9-54.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 484 288 57.2 51.9-62.3 196 42.8 37.7-48.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 400 240 57.1 51.2-62.8 160 42.9 37.2-48.8
2nd Quartile 298 166 52.0 45.3-58.6 132 48.0 41.4-54.7
3rd Quartile 309 165 52.7 46.1-59.3 144 47.3 40.7-53.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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