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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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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%)
North Carolina 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
-Piedmont NC 484 356 72.2 67.4-76.6 74 15.6 12.2-19.7 22 4.6 2.9- 7.2 32 7.5 5.2-10.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 372 273 71.9 66.4-76.9 61 17.0 13.0-21.9 15 4.1 2.4- 7.0 23 7.0 4.5-10.7
Non-Hispanic Black 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 144 113 76.2 67.6-83.2 18 13.3 8.3-20.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 171 124 70.6 62.3-77.7 30 17.2 11.9-24.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 88 *** *** *** 16 18.8 11.1-29.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 124 100 81.2 72.8-87.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 233 172 74.1 67.5-79.7 35 14.8 10.5-20.4 *** *** *** 14 6.2 3.5-10.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 53 *** *** *** 12 15.7 8.5-27.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 180 140 76.5 69.1-82.6 24 14.2 9.5-20.8 *** *** *** 14 8.3 4.8-13.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 129 86 65.2 54.9-74.4 27 23.5 15.6-34.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 316 241 74.4 68.5-79.5 42 13.3 9.7-18.0 *** *** *** 21 8.4 5.3-13.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 141 91 63.6 53.8-72.4 31 23.5 15.9-33.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 341 264 75.9 70.4-80.7 43 12.6 9.3-17.0 *** *** *** 22 8.0 5.1-12.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 185 136 75.2 67.9-81.3 28 13.0 8.8-18.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 298 219 70.6 64.2-76.2 46 17.0 12.5-22.7 *** *** *** 21 8.3 5.3-13.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 243 180 74.5 67.9-80.1 41 16.0 11.6-21.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 132 90 64.3 54.3-73.1 21 17.6 11.0-27.1 *** *** *** 13 11.6 6.6-19.5
Rural 109 86 78.2 68.0-85.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 223 173 76.9 70.3-82.4 29 13.6 9.4-19.3 *** *** *** 18 8.2 5.1-13.0
Unemployed 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 226 158 68.1 60.7-74.8 38 16.2 11.6-22.2 17 8.1 4.8-13.1 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 329 246 75.3 69.9-80.1 45 13.0 9.5-17.4 16 4.2 2.5- 7.1 22 7.5 4.8-11.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 157 121 74.2 65.1-81.6 21 16.0 9.9-24.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 313 224 71.2 65.2-76.5 51 15.5 11.6-20.3 *** *** *** 26 9.4 6.2-14.0

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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.

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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