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%)
North Carolina 1,680 610 34.4 31.7-37.2 1,070 65.6 62.8-68.3
-Non-Hispanic White 1,121 418 35.6 32.3-39.1 703 64.4 60.9-67.7
AGE
40-44 99 13 14.8 8.2-25.4 86 85.2 74.6-91.8
45-54 243 50 19.2 14.3-25.3 193 80.8 74.7-85.7
55-64 278 117 46.5 39.6-53.5 161 53.5 46.5-60.4
65-74 301 145 44.8 37.9-51.8 156 55.2 48.2-62.1
75+ 187 88 43.7 35.5-52.3 99 56.3 47.7-64.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 260 78 33.2 26.6-40.5 182 66.8 59.5-73.4
Some Post-H.S. 306 112 33.7 28.0-40.0 194 66.3 60.0-72.0
College Graduate 487 212 41.4 36.4-46.5 275 58.6 53.5-63.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 113 *** *** *** 74 64.1 53.0-73.8
$50,000- 74,999 175 64 31.2 24.1-39.3 111 68.8 60.7-75.9
$75,000+ 450 184 39.4 34.2-44.8 266 60.6 55.2-65.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 364 151 39.3 33.2-45.7 213 60.7 54.3-66.8
No 751 265 33.8 29.9-37.9 486 66.2 62.1-70.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 341 143 41.1 34.8-47.7 198 58.9 52.3-65.2
Non-Veteran 777 275 33.7 29.8-37.7 502 66.3 62.3-70.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 330 129 36.2 30.5-42.3 201 63.8 57.7-69.5
Regional City or Suburban County 296 128 43.3 36.7-50.2 168 56.7 49.8-63.3
Rural 495 161 29.7 25.0-34.9 334 70.3 65.1-75.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 576 186 32.9 28.6-37.6 390 67.1 62.4-71.4
Unemployed 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 416 193 42.2 36.5-48.1 223 57.8 51.9-63.5
Unable to Work 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 720 276 36.8 32.7-41.0 444 63.2 59.0-67.3
HOUSING
Own 963 379 37.3 33.7-41.0 584 62.7 59.0-66.3
Rent 122 26 23.8 15.7-34.3 96 76.2 65.7-84.3
Other arrangement 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 268 89 31.1 24.9-38.1 179 68.9 61.9-75.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 383 147 36.7 31.1-42.6 236 63.3 57.4-68.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 470 182 36.8 31.7-42.1 288 63.2 57.9-68.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 391 154 37.1 31.5-43.1 237 62.9 56.9-68.5
2nd Quartile 293 111 35.6 29.5-42.2 182 64.4 57.8-70.5
3rd Quartile 305 110 36.1 29.9-42.7 195 63.9 57.3-70.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 132 43 29.0 20.6-39.1 89 71.0 60.9-79.4

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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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