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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

What was the MAIN reason you had this PSA test
was it ... ?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Routine exam Had problem/family history Told had Prostate Cancer Other reasons
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,245 986 79.4 76.7-81.9 136 10.7 8.9-12.8 48 3.8 2.8- 5.3 75 6.0 4.7- 7.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 984 795 81.2 78.2-83.8 93 9.5 7.6-11.9 34 3.1 2.1- 4.7 62 6.1 4.6- 8.1
Non-Hispanic Black 185 133 73.9 66.3-80.4 34 15.1 10.4-21.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 176 148 85.1 78.4-90.0 17 9.6 5.7-15.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 391 320 83.1 78.7-86.7 36 8.5 6.1-11.9 12 2.9 1.5- 5.4 23 5.5 3.6- 8.5
65-74 401 317 78.0 72.8-82.4 47 12.6 9.2-17.0 16 5.2 2.9- 9.0 21 4.2 2.6- 6.7
75+ 239 175 71.3 64.3-77.5 30 12.5 8.6-17.8 18 8.5 5.1-13.8 16 7.6 4.5-12.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 125 91 75.6 66.5-82.9 21 14.3 9.0-21.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 275 204 73.6 67.4-79.0 39 14.3 10.2-19.6 11 3.9 2.0- 7.2 21 8.2 5.2-12.8
Some Post-H.S. 328 272 82.1 76.9-86.3 32 9.6 6.6-13.7 *** *** *** 16 5.5 3.2- 9.4
College Graduate 513 416 82.9 79.2-86.0 44 7.5 5.5-10.2 23 4.4 2.8- 6.8 30 5.3 3.6- 7.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 151 110 72.5 63.9-79.8 26 16.3 10.8-23.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 105 80 78.1 68.1-85.6 12 9.2 5.0-16.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 156 120 79.2 71.3-85.5 21 13.2 8.2-20.7 *** *** *** 12 5.7 3.1-10.2
$50,000-74,999 164 135 83.0 75.4-88.6 16 8.5 4.8-14.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 389 320 83.1 78.5-86.9 32 7.9 5.3-11.5 13 3.0 1.6- 5.3 24 6.1 3.9- 9.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 371 273 72.7 67.1-77.7 51 14.3 10.7-18.9 20 5.7 3.4- 9.4 27 7.3 4.8-11.0
No 872 711 82.1 79.0-84.8 85 9.3 7.3-11.7 28 3.1 2.1- 4.7 48 5.5 4.0- 7.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 515 394 75.6 70.9-79.7 64 13.3 10.2-17.2 25 5.0 3.1- 7.8 32 6.2 4.2- 8.9
Non-Veteran 729 591 81.9 78.5-84.8 72 9.1 7.0-11.6 23 3.1 2.0- 4.9 43 5.9 4.2- 8.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 697 533 75.9 72.0-79.4 83 12.6 10.0-15.8 27 3.8 2.5- 5.8 54 7.6 5.6-10.3
No 548 453 83.8 80.0-86.9 53 8.4 6.2-11.2 21 3.9 2.3- 6.3 21 4.0 2.5- 6.4

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*This question was asked of those who reported having a PSA test.

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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