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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 1,923 1,259 62.4 59.7-65.1 664 37.6 34.9-40.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,380 948 64.7 61.5-67.8 432 35.3 32.2-38.5
Non-Hispanic Black 329 216 63.7 57.1-69.9 113 36.3 30.1-42.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 173 57 30.6 23.4-39.0 116 69.4 61.0-76.6
45-54 451 228 49.1 43.6-54.5 223 50.9 45.5-56.4
55-64 528 371 72.9 68.1-77.2 157 27.1 22.8-31.9
65-74 503 404 80.3 75.7-84.3 99 19.7 15.7-24.3
75+ 238 186 76.6 69.2-82.7 52 23.4 17.3-30.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 248 112 47.6 40.0-55.3 136 52.4 44.7-60.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 516 295 56.1 50.9-61.3 221 43.9 38.7-49.1
Some Post-H.S. 507 344 64.9 59.6-69.8 163 35.1 30.2-40.4
College Graduate 648 505 75.5 71.1-79.3 143 24.5 20.7-28.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 275 142 50.8 43.6-57.9 133 49.2 42.1-56.4
$25,000- 34,999 171 119 69.3 60.1-77.1 52 30.7 22.9-39.9
$35,000- 49,999 223 141 56.7 48.4-64.6 82 43.3 35.4-51.6
$50,000-74,999 285 200 67.6 60.6-73.8 85 32.4 26.2-39.4
$75,000+ 543 408 69.8 64.6-74.4 135 30.2 25.6-35.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 557 372 64.2 58.9-69.1 185 35.8 30.9-41.1
No 1,224 797 62.0 58.5-65.3 427 38.0 34.7-41.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 622 408 63.6 58.6-68.3 214 36.4 31.7-41.4
No 1,294 847 61.8 58.5-65.0 447 38.2 35.0-41.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 660 497 74.0 69.6-77.9 163 26.0 22.1-30.4
Non-Veteran 1,261 761 57.5 54.1-60.8 500 42.5 39.2-45.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 478 314 62.6 57.5-67.4 164 37.4 32.6-42.5
Regional City or Suburban County 428 276 61.8 56.2-67.2 152 38.2 32.8-43.8
Rural 1,018 669 62.5 58.5-66.4 349 37.5 33.6-41.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 966 575 56.1 52.2-59.8 391 43.9 40.2-47.8
Unemployed 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 689 540 77.3 73.1-81.0 149 22.7 19.0-26.9
Unable to Work 188 104 55.2 45.9-64.1 84 44.8 35.9-54.1
Other not in Labor Force 2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 269 159 57.2 49.8-64.4 110 42.8 35.6-50.2
151% to 200% 132 *** *** *** 50 39.8 30.0-50.6
More than 200% 1,059 767 68.2 64.6-71.6 292 31.8 28.4-35.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 400 262 59.7 53.1-66.0 138 40.3 34.0-46.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 732 471 61.7 57.1-66.1 261 38.3 33.9-42.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 792 526 63.7 59.6-67.5 266 36.3 32.5-40.4

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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.

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