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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)-MALES

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 2,098 1,336 58.6 56.1-61.1 762 41.4 38.9-43.9
RACE
White 1,602 1,041 59.0 56.1-61.9 561 41.0 38.1-43.9
African American 346 225 63.3 57.3-69.0 121 36.7 31.0-42.7
Other Minorities 127 56 35.8 26.9-45.9 71 64.2 54.1-73.1
AGE
40-44 223 59 27.2 21.2-34.2 164 72.8 65.8-78.8
45-54 433 234 54.2 49.0-59.4 199 45.8 40.6-51.0
55-64 624 418 67.3 63.1-71.3 206 32.7 28.7-36.9
65-74 493 394 75.9 71.0-80.3 99 24.1 19.7-29.0
75+ 292 212 71.6 65.4-77.1 80 28.4 22.9-34.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 288 138 46.2 39.7-52.8 150 53.8 47.2-60.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 542 296 53.0 48.2-57.8 246 47.0 42.2-51.8
Some Post-H.S. 508 341 62.2 57.2-67.0 167 37.8 33.0-42.8
College Graduate 751 557 69.0 64.9-72.8 194 31.0 27.2-35.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 192 82 39.7 32.1-47.8 110 60.3 52.2-67.9
$15,000- 24,999 308 173 54.2 47.5-60.7 135 45.8 39.3-52.5
$25,000- 34,999 186 116 58.3 49.8-66.3 70 41.7 33.7-50.2
$35,000- 49,999 248 168 61.7 54.2-68.7 80 38.3 31.3-45.8
$50,000- 74,999 258 184 64.2 56.8-71.0 74 35.8 29.0-43.2
$75,000+ 565 391 62.8 57.8-67.5 174 37.2 32.5-42.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 633 401 57.7 53.1-62.2 232 42.3 37.8-46.9
No 1,450 927 59.1 56.0-62.0 523 40.9 38.0-44.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 698 517 71.4 67.2-75.4 181 28.6 24.6-32.8
Non-Veteran 1,398 817 53.3 50.2-56.4 581 46.7 43.6-49.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,193 747 58.0 54.6-61.3 446 42.0 38.7-45.4
No 905 589 59.5 55.7-63.2 316 40.5 36.8-44.3

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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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