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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)-Non-Hispanic White

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%)
North Carolina 1,923 1,259 62.4 59.7-65.1 664 37.6 34.9-40.3
-Non-Hispanic White 1,380 948 64.7 61.5-67.8 432 35.3 32.2-38.5
AGE
40-44 99 35 31.7 22.3-42.9 64 68.3 57.1-77.7
45-54 293 147 48.0 41.4-54.7 146 52.0 45.3-58.6
55-64 382 275 74.2 68.6-79.1 107 25.8 20.9-31.4
65-74 402 330 82.5 77.5-86.6 72 17.5 13.4-22.5
75+ 191 154 77.3 68.8-84.0 37 22.7 16.0-31.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 123 56 46.2 36.0-56.7 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 351 209 59.0 52.7-65.0 142 41.0 35.0-47.3
Some Post-H.S. 376 260 65.1 58.9-70.8 116 34.9 29.2-41.1
College Graduate 528 421 78.1 73.5-82.0 107 21.9 18.0-26.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 148 81 51.8 41.8-61.7 67 48.2 38.3-58.2
$25,000- 34,999 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 168 116 64.4 55.0-72.7 52 35.6 27.3-45.0
$50,000- 74,999 222 163 71.2 63.4-77.9 59 28.8 22.1-36.6
$75,000+ 464 351 69.7 64.1-74.8 113 30.3 25.2-35.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 401 277 66.0 59.8-71.6 124 34.0 28.4-40.2
No 871 597 64.5 60.4-68.3 274 35.5 31.7-39.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 446 302 64.9 59.1-70.4 144 35.1 29.6-40.9
No 929 643 64.5 60.6-68.2 286 35.5 31.8-39.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 501 383 75.4 70.6-79.7 118 24.6 20.3-29.4
Non-Veteran 878 565 60.0 55.9-63.9 313 40.0 36.1-44.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 299 211 65.7 59.3-71.7 88 34.3 28.3-40.7
Regional City or Suburban County 322 223 64.0 57.4-70.0 99 36.0 30.0-42.6
Rural 759 514 64.6 60.0-68.9 245 35.4 31.1-40.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 690 437 58.2 53.6-62.6 253 41.8 37.4-46.4
Unemployed 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 542 434 79.1 74.5-83.0 108 20.9 17.0-25.5
Unable to Work 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 864 643 69.9 65.8-73.6 221 30.1 26.4-34.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 253 175 63.3 55.1-70.7 78 36.7 29.3-44.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 565 376 62.7 57.4-67.7 189 37.3 32.3-42.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 562 397 66.7 62.0-71.2 165 33.3 28.8-38.0

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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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