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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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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
-Western 376 132 33.9 27.9-40.6 244 66.1 59.4-72.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 330 121 34.3 28.0-41.3 209 65.7 58.7-72.0
Non-Hispanic Black 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 105 30 23.9 15.7-34.7 75 76.1 65.3-84.3
Some Post-H.S. 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 237 78 34.3 26.9-42.6 159 65.7 57.4-73.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 139 51 27.8 19.9-37.4 88 72.2 62.6-80.1
No 237 81 37.3 29.3-46.0 156 62.7 54.0-70.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 133 55 36.8 27.4-47.3 78 63.2 52.7-72.6
Non-Veteran 243 77 32.8 25.3-41.2 166 67.2 58.8-74.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 284 94 30.0 23.2-37.8 190 70.0 62.2-76.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 169 54 33.2 24.6-43.2 115 66.8 56.8-75.4
Unemployed 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 150 67 42.8 33.4-52.8 83 57.2 47.2-66.6
Unable to Work 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 192 80 39.3 30.7-48.5 112 60.7 51.5-69.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 127 39 25.8 17.2-36.9 88 74.2 63.1-82.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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