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 1,670 832 47.0 44.1-50.0 838 53.0 50.0-55.9
-Non-Hispanic White 1,115 580 49.4 45.9-52.9 535 50.6 47.1-54.1
AGE
40-44 99 13 15.6 8.8-26.1 86 84.4 73.9-91.2
45-54 242 58 23.0 17.6-29.4 184 77.0 70.6-82.4
55-64 277 163 60.0 53.1-66.5 114 40.0 33.5-46.9
65-74 303 217 69.9 63.0-76.0 86 30.1 24.0-37.0
75+ 182 124 66.9 58.2-74.6 58 33.1 25.4-41.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 262 118 45.8 38.9-52.8 144 54.2 47.2-61.1
Some Post-H.S. 311 154 47.4 41.0-53.9 157 52.6 46.1-59.0
College Graduate 478 279 54.1 48.8-59.2 199 45.9 40.8-51.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 172 100 52.1 43.4-60.7 72 47.9 39.3-56.6
$75,000+ 446 238 50.2 44.8-55.6 208 49.8 44.4-55.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 367 217 56.5 50.1-62.6 150 43.5 37.4-49.9
No 743 361 46.0 41.8-50.2 382 54.0 49.8-58.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 341 196 56.3 49.8-62.6 145 43.7 37.4-50.2
Non-Veteran 772 384 46.9 42.7-51.0 388 53.1 49.0-57.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 323 168 46.8 40.6-53.1 155 53.2 46.9-59.4
Regional City or Suburban County 297 170 55.3 48.6-61.8 127 44.7 38.2-51.4
Rural 495 242 47.1 41.8-52.5 253 52.9 47.5-58.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 575 237 40.1 35.6-44.8 338 59.9 55.2-64.4
Unemployed 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 412 290 68.8 62.9-74.1 122 31.2 25.9-37.1
Unable to Work 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 714 387 50.6 46.3-54.9 327 49.4 45.1-53.7
HOUSING
Own 962 524 51.1 47.3-54.8 438 48.9 45.2-52.7
Rent 118 42 33.3 24.1-44.0 76 66.7 56.0-75.9
Other arrangement 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 269 131 46.7 39.7-53.9 138 53.3 46.1-60.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 380 194 49.4 43.5-55.4 186 50.6 44.6-56.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 466 255 50.6 45.3-56.0 211 49.4 44.0-54.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 393 218 51.2 45.3-57.1 175 48.8 42.9-54.7
2nd Quartile 282 152 50.2 43.5-56.9 130 49.8 43.1-56.5
3rd Quartile 310 152 49.0 42.4-55.6 158 51.0 44.4-57.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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