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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,891 682 33.9 31.4-36.6 1,209 66.1 63.4-68.6
-Non-Hispanic White 1,361 487 32.0 29.2-35.1 874 68.0 64.9-70.8
AGE
40-44 98 25 19.5 12.5-29.2 73 80.5 70.8-87.5
45-54 294 74 23.2 18.0-29.3 220 76.8 70.7-82.0
55-64 379 155 40.3 34.5-46.3 224 59.7 53.7-65.5
65-74 392 168 41.6 35.9-47.6 224 58.4 52.4-64.1
75+ 186 63 28.2 21.5-36.1 123 71.8 63.9-78.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 124 26 20.2 13.0-30.0 98 79.8 70.0-87.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 353 108 29.5 24.1-35.5 245 70.5 64.5-75.9
Some Post-H.S. 368 124 30.6 25.5-36.3 244 69.4 63.7-74.5
College Graduate 513 229 41.9 37.1-47.0 284 58.1 53.0-62.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 149 36 25.3 17.4-35.1 113 74.7 64.9-82.6
$25,000- 34,999 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 166 59 31.8 24.3-40.4 107 68.2 59.6-75.7
$50,000- 74,999 218 80 33.0 26.1-40.8 138 67.0 59.2-73.9
$75,000+ 451 190 36.0 31.1-41.3 261 64.0 58.7-68.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 405 149 35.6 30.0-41.6 256 64.4 58.4-70.0
No 851 302 31.2 27.7-35.0 549 68.8 65.0-72.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 447 154 32.9 27.7-38.5 293 67.1 61.5-72.3
No 909 332 31.7 28.3-35.3 577 68.3 64.7-71.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 492 180 32.9 28.3-37.8 312 67.1 62.2-71.7
Non-Veteran 868 307 31.7 28.1-35.5 561 68.3 64.5-71.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 296 113 34.0 28.4-40.0 183 66.0 60.0-71.6
Regional City or Suburban County 318 119 33.8 28.1-40.1 199 66.2 59.9-71.9
Rural 747 255 29.8 25.9-34.1 492 70.2 65.9-74.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 676 222 27.8 24.2-31.8 454 72.2 68.2-75.8
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 530 222 38.9 34.1-43.9 308 61.1 56.1-65.9
Unable to Work 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 145 32 21.8 14.3-31.9 113 78.2 68.1-85.7
151% to 200% 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 844 335 35.1 31.4-38.9 509 64.9 61.1-68.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 247 89 31.2 24.3-39.1 158 68.8 60.9-75.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 558 189 29.9 25.4-34.9 369 70.1 65.1-74.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 556 209 34.0 29.8-38.4 347 66.0 61.6-70.2

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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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