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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,891 682 33.9 31.4-36.6 1,209 66.1 63.4-68.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,361 487 32.0 29.2-35.1 874 68.0 64.9-70.8
Non-Hispanic Black 319 140 45.6 39.1-52.3 179 54.4 47.7-60.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 172 39 18.5 13.0-25.7 133 81.5 74.3-87.0
45-54 448 125 25.8 21.3-30.8 323 74.2 69.2-78.7
55-64 520 223 43.7 38.6-48.9 297 56.3 51.1-61.4
65-74 489 205 42.8 37.6-48.2 284 57.2 51.8-62.4
75+ 233 83 34.3 27.2-42.2 150 65.7 57.8-72.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 244 57 25.9 19.6-33.4 187 74.1 66.6-80.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 514 168 31.5 26.9-36.5 346 68.5 63.5-73.1
Some Post-H.S. 497 180 34.0 29.3-39.1 317 66.0 60.9-70.7
College Graduate 631 276 41.8 37.3-46.3 355 58.2 53.7-62.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 147 36 25.0 16.3-36.4 111 75.0 63.6-83.7
$15,000- 24,999 274 76 29.7 23.4-36.9 198 70.3 63.1-76.6
$25,000- 34,999 169 65 37.5 29.3-46.6 104 62.5 53.4-70.7
$35,000- 49,999 219 75 30.5 24.0-38.0 144 69.5 62.0-76.0
$50,000-74,999 280 102 34.0 27.7-41.0 178 66.0 59.0-72.3
$75,000+ 528 225 37.4 32.8-42.3 303 62.6 57.7-67.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 559 206 36.3 31.5-41.5 353 63.7 58.5-68.5
No 1,191 429 33.6 30.5-36.9 762 66.4 63.1-69.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 620 216 34.5 30.0-39.3 404 65.5 60.7-70.0
No 1,263 464 33.7 30.7-36.9 799 66.3 63.1-69.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 649 250 35.7 31.5-40.1 399 64.3 59.9-68.5
Non-Veteran 1,240 431 33.2 30.1-36.4 809 66.8 63.6-69.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 472 185 37.0 32.3-41.9 287 63.0 58.1-67.7
Regional City or Suburban County 424 152 34.8 29.6-40.4 272 65.2 59.6-70.4
Rural 995 345 31.2 27.7-34.9 650 68.8 65.1-72.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 946 317 30.2 26.9-33.7 629 69.8 66.3-73.1
Unemployed 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 673 284 41.9 37.5-46.5 389 58.1 53.5-62.5
Unable to Work 191 61 34.9 26.6-44.2 130 65.1 55.8-73.4
Other not in Labor Force 2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 139 37 27.3 18.6-38.2 102 72.7 61.8-81.4
101% to 150% 267 79 30.9 24.4-38.2 188 69.1 61.8-75.6
151% to 200% 134 44 31.5 23.0-41.6 90 68.5 58.4-77.0
More than 200% 1,033 412 36.2 32.8-39.7 621 63.8 60.3-67.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 386 141 33.2 27.5-39.5 245 66.8 60.5-72.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 721 241 30.6 26.6-35.0 480 69.4 65.0-73.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 784 300 36.5 32.8-40.4 484 63.5 59.6-67.2

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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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