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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)-African Americans

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%)
North Carolina 2,098 1,336 58.6 56.1-61.1 762 41.4 38.9-43.9
-African Americans 346 225 63.3 57.3-69.0 121 36.7 31.0-42.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 341 224 63.9 57.9-69.6 117 36.1 30.4-42.1
AGE
40-44 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 103 73 72.1 62.1-80.3 30 27.9 19.7-37.9
65-74 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 121 69 58.6 48.6-68.0 52 41.4 32.0-51.4
Some Post-H.S. 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 223 144 64.1 56.7-70.9 79 35.9 29.1-43.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 70 72.6 61.3-81.6 25 27.4 18.4-38.7
Non-Veteran 251 155 60.1 52.9-66.9 96 39.9 33.1-47.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 175 116 67.1 58.7-74.4 59 32.9 25.6-41.3
No 171 109 59.7 51.0-67.8 62 40.3 32.2-49.0

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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