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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 386 249 62.7 56.2-68.8 137 37.3 31.2-43.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 339 228 64.5 57.7-70.8 111 35.5 29.2-42.3
Non-Hispanic Black 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 120 100 81.0 70.0-88.6 20 19.0 11.4-30.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 249 154 61.9 54.0-69.2 95 38.1 30.8-46.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 246 156 64.1 56.2-71.4 90 35.9 28.6-43.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 137 104 75.1 64.8-83.3 33 24.9 16.7-35.2
Non-Veteran 249 145 57.5 49.4-65.3 104 42.5 34.7-50.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 95 66 69.5 58.3-78.9 29 30.5 21.1-41.7
Rural 291 183 60.0 52.1-67.4 108 40.0 32.6-47.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 177 102 58.6 49.3-67.2 75 41.4 32.8-50.7
Unemployed 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 154 120 77.4 67.9-84.7 34 22.6 15.3-32.1
Unable to Work 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 197 139 68.2 59.4-75.9 58 31.8 24.1-40.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 154 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 102 72 71.0 60.3-79.8 30 29.0 20.2-39.7

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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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