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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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%)
North Carolina 1,923 1,259 62.4 59.7-65.1 664 37.6 34.9-40.3
-Piedmont NC 837 552 62.4 58.5-66.1 285 37.6 33.9-41.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 597 411 64.2 59.6-68.6 186 35.8 31.4-40.4
Non-Hispanic Black 142 98 64.8 55.2-73.4 44 35.2 26.6-44.8
Other 6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 87 28 29.5 20.3-40.8 59 70.5 59.2-79.7
45-54 215 105 47.5 40.1-55.0 110 52.5 45.0-59.9
55-64 208 157 74.9 67.8-81.0 51 25.1 19.0-32.2
65-74 203 170 85.7 79.4-90.3 33 14.3 9.7-20.6
75+ 107 85 76.6 65.4-84.9 22 23.4 15.1-34.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 199 113 56.2 48.3-63.8 86 43.8 36.2-51.7
Some Post-H.S. 217 151 64.2 56.6-71.2 66 35.8 28.8-43.4
College Graduate 328 245 73.0 67.3-78.1 83 27.0 21.9-32.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 118 60 49.1 39.0-59.2 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 133 95 69.1 59.6-77.2 38 30.9 22.8-40.4
$75,000+ 275 199 67.1 60.4-73.2 76 32.9 26.8-39.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 197 134 65.4 57.0-73.0 63 34.6 27.0-43.0
No 555 367 61.9 57.1-66.4 188 38.1 33.6-42.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 224 153 65.9 57.9-73.1 71 34.1 26.9-42.1
No 608 395 60.8 56.3-65.1 213 39.2 34.9-43.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 253 196 75.1 68.2-80.9 57 24.9 19.1-31.8
Non-Veteran 582 355 57.8 53.1-62.3 227 42.2 37.7-46.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 432 283 62.7 57.3-67.7 149 37.3 32.3-42.7
Regional City or Suburban County 223 146 62.3 54.7-69.3 77 37.7 30.7-45.3
Rural 182 123 61.8 52.9-69.9 59 38.2 30.1-47.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 458 270 55.4 50.2-60.4 188 44.6 39.6-49.8
Unemployed 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 290 234 79.1 72.9-84.2 56 20.9 15.8-27.1
Unable to Work 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 500 359 67.3 62.3-71.9 141 32.7 28.1-37.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 258 176 63.5 56.3-70.1 82 36.5 29.9-43.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 555 362 62.7 58.0-67.2 193 37.3 32.8-42.0

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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