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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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 1,923 1,259 62.4 59.7-65.1 664 37.6 34.9-40.3
-Eastern NC 700 458 62.3 57.7-66.7 242 37.7 33.3-42.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 444 309 66.1 60.4-71.4 135 33.9 28.6-39.6
Non-Hispanic Black 176 110 59.5 50.3-68.0 66 40.5 32.0-49.7
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 155 85 54.3 44.9-63.4 70 45.7 36.6-55.1
55-64 211 142 69.4 61.6-76.2 69 30.6 23.8-38.4
65-74 189 148 73.8 64.6-81.4 41 26.2 18.6-35.4
75+ 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 213 125 56.8 48.7-64.5 88 43.2 35.5-51.3
Some Post-H.S. 178 121 64.8 55.9-72.8 57 35.2 27.2-44.1
College Graduate 200 160 80.6 73.3-86.3 40 19.4 13.7-26.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 147 80.3 71.6-86.9 32 19.7 13.1-28.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 242 156 62.5 54.8-69.6 86 37.5 30.4-45.2
No 420 276 62.2 56.2-67.8 144 37.8 32.2-43.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 258 162 61.9 54.3-68.9 96 38.1 31.1-45.7
No 440 296 62.9 57.1-68.4 144 37.1 31.6-42.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 270 197 71.7 64.9-77.6 73 28.3 22.4-35.1
Non-Veteran 430 261 56.9 50.9-62.7 169 43.1 37.3-49.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 545 363 64.3 59.0-69.2 182 35.7 30.8-41.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 331 203 56.6 49.9-63.1 128 43.4 36.9-50.1
Unemployed 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 245 186 73.7 66.2-80.0 59 26.3 20.0-33.8
Unable to Work 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 362 269 70.6 64.3-76.2 93 29.4 23.8-35.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 246 167 65.5 57.6-72.7 79 34.5 27.3-42.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 320 199 58.5 51.8-65.0 121 41.5 35.0-48.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 135 92 64.4 54.0-73.6 43 35.6 26.4-46.0

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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