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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

A Prostate-Specific Antigen test, also called a PSA test, is a blood test used to check men for prostate cancer.

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER talked with you about the advantages of the PSA test?

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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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,719 1,181 65.6 62.8-68.3 538 34.4 31.7-37.2
No 200 75 35.4 27.7-43.9 125 64.6 56.1-72.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 418 268 61.3 55.4-66.9 150 38.7 33.1-44.6
Overweight 809 546 63.2 58.9-67.3 263 36.8 32.7-41.1
Obese 631 412 63.7 58.9-68.2 219 36.3 31.8-41.1
Current Smoker
Yes 352 183 50.9 44.4-57.4 169 49.1 42.6-55.6
No 1,559 1,067 64.9 61.9-67.8 492 35.1 32.2-38.1
History of CVD**
Yes 360 252 70.0 63.5-75.8 108 30.0 24.2-36.5
No 1,539 995 61.0 57.9-63.9 544 39.0 36.1-42.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 217 133 56.6 48.3-64.6 84 43.4 35.4-51.7
No 1,632 1,090 63.8 60.9-66.7 542 36.2 33.3-39.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,748 1,152 62.6 59.8-65.4 596 37.4 34.6-40.2
COPD
Yes 172 103 59.9 50.6-68.6 69 40.1 31.4-49.4
No 1,746 1,155 62.9 60.0-65.7 591 37.1 34.3-40.0
Current Asthma
Yes 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,819 1,196 62.4 59.6-65.2 623 37.6 34.8-40.4
Diabetes
Yes 352 235 67.8 61.5-73.5 117 32.2 26.5-38.5
No 1,566 1,023 61.5 58.5-64.4 543 38.5 35.6-41.5
Disability1
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 719 508 68.6 64.1-72.9 211 31.4 27.1-35.9
No 1,204 751 59.1 55.6-62.4 453 40.9 37.6-44.4

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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 phasing out next year, being replaced by Functional Disability.

^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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