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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 863 665 74.3 70.5-77.8 112 14.7 11.9-18.1 33 3.8 2.6- 5.6 53 7.1 5.2- 9.6
Non-Hispanic Black 188 135 70.7 62.1-78.0 27 12.8 8.4-19.1 11 5.8 3.0-11.1 15 10.7 5.9-18.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 169 127 73.1 63.9-80.6 24 17.5 11.0-26.7 *** *** *** 18 9.4 5.6-15.3
55-64 348 281 78.2 72.3-83.1 33 10.6 7.3-15.1 *** *** *** 28 9.2 5.8-14.2
65-74 401 309 74.9 69.3-79.8 60 15.3 11.5-20.1 12 3.1 1.6- 6.0 20 6.7 4.1-10.8
75+ 191 131 65.5 56.9-73.2 28 16.1 10.7-23.5 28 16.0 10.7-23.2 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 96 *** *** *** 15 15.2 8.5-25.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 259 195 67.9 60.2-74.7 35 18.2 12.7-25.3 *** *** *** 20 9.2 5.6-14.7
Some Post-H.S. 310 245 79.6 74.0-84.3 33 9.7 6.5-14.3 12 3.6 1.9- 6.7 20 7.0 4.4-11.1
College Graduate 464 357 75.6 70.6-80.0 63 14.2 10.8-18.4 20 4.5 2.8- 7.4 24 5.7 3.6- 8.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 126 93 71.6 60.9-80.3 19 15.4 9.0-25.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 145 105 71.3 62.0-79.0 22 13.4 8.6-20.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 180 137 74.6 65.8-81.7 20 9.4 5.5-15.7 *** *** *** 13 10.2 5.4-18.4
$75,000+ 365 289 77.4 71.9-82.1 46 13.5 9.8-18.3 *** *** *** 23 7.9 5.1-12.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 363 258 67.9 61.4-73.8 58 18.1 13.2-24.2 21 6.5 4.0-10.3 26 7.5 4.8-11.5
No 696 552 76.6 72.4-80.2 81 12.4 9.8-15.7 23 3.4 2.1- 5.4 40 7.6 5.3-10.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 389 267 66.0 59.8-71.7 65 18.5 13.8-24.3 25 6.8 4.4-10.3 32 8.7 5.9-12.8
No 741 596 78.1 74.2-81.6 82 11.7 9.2-14.7 21 2.7 1.6- 4.5 42 7.4 5.2-10.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 469 363 77.7 73.0-81.7 62 11.9 9.1-15.6 22 5.1 3.2- 8.1 22 5.3 3.3- 8.4
Non-Veteran 662 500 71.7 67.2-75.9 85 15.1 11.9-19.0 25 3.8 2.4- 5.9 52 9.4 6.8-12.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 272 205 75.1 68.8-80.4 42 14.8 10.8-19.9 *** *** *** 16 7.1 4.1-12.0
Regional City or Suburban County 258 188 68.4 61.0-75.0 35 14.4 9.7-20.8 *** *** *** 25 12.3 8.0-18.5
Rural 602 471 76.6 71.9-80.7 70 13.0 9.8-17.1 28 4.8 3.1- 7.4 33 5.6 3.8- 8.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 483 388 77.5 72.6-81.7 52 12.3 9.1-16.2 *** *** *** 37 9.1 6.4-13.0
Unemployed 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 529 395 73.0 68.0-77.4 73 13.4 10.3-17.2 36 7.5 5.2-10.7 25 6.1 3.8- 9.8
Unable to Work 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 128 98 72.7 61.8-81.4 16 15.5 8.7-26.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 707 545 75.8 71.7-79.4 89 12.1 9.6-15.2 27 3.7 2.4- 5.6 46 8.4 6.1-11.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 236 182 73.8 65.9-80.4 30 13.5 8.8-20.3 11 6.0 3.1-11.3 13 6.6 3.5-12.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 426 327 74.9 69.1-79.9 52 14.6 10.5-20.0 20 4.6 2.8- 7.6 27 5.9 3.7- 9.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 470 355 73.3 68.4-77.8 65 13.5 10.4-17.4 16 3.5 2.1- 6.0 34 9.6 6.6-13.6

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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.

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