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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
North Carolina 1,132 864 74.0 70.6-77.0 147 13.9 11.6-16.7 47 4.3 3.1- 5.9 74 7.8 6.0-10.2
-Eastern NC 413 324 77.3 72.0-81.8 44 10.5 7.6-14.4 15 3.7 2.1- 6.4 30 8.6 5.6-12.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 273 221 79.7 73.1-85.0 25 9.4 6.1-14.2 *** *** *** 19 8.3 4.8-14.1
Non-Hispanic Black 102 *** *** *** 17 15.3 8.9-24.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 131 105 80.8 71.6-87.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 146 115 78.6 69.8-85.3 19 13.1 8.1-20.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 109 84 74.9 64.2-83.3 12 12.2 6.8-20.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 114 88 77.5 67.1-85.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 141 116 80.4 70.9-87.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 126 105 82.0 72.2-88.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 156 108 68.8 59.5-76.8 21 10.8 6.7-17.1 *** *** *** 18 14.0 8.2-22.8
No 234 199 83.1 76.3-88.2 22 10.9 6.8-16.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 159 109 68.2 58.9-76.2 21 11.7 7.3-18.4 *** *** *** 18 12.7 7.4-21.2
No 254 215 83.8 77.6-88.6 23 9.6 6.1-14.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 182 149 80.2 72.4-86.3 18 10.0 6.0-16.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 231 175 75.1 67.6-81.3 26 10.9 7.0-16.4 *** *** *** 19 10.0 5.9-16.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 323 254 77.6 71.5-82.7 35 11.3 7.8-16.0 *** *** *** 21 7.1 4.3-11.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 166 136 78.6 69.6-85.5 17 12.0 7.2-19.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 183 147 80.4 72.9-86.3 17 7.8 4.6-12.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 239 190 76.8 69.4-82.8 25 10.3 6.7-15.6 *** *** *** 16 9.4 5.3-16.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 148 115 75.6 66.0-83.2 16 9.8 5.5-17.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 179 137 77.5 69.7-83.8 20 11.2 7.0-17.3 *** *** *** 16 8.0 4.5-13.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 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 Center’s 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 respondent’s 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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