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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER recommended that you have a PSA test?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,914 1,138 55.4 52.6-58.1 776 44.6 41.9-47.4
-Western 378 243 60.5 53.8-66.9 135 39.5 33.1-46.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 332 225 62.7 55.6-69.4 107 37.3 30.6-44.4
Non-Hispanic Black 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
40-44 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 243 149 59.6 51.6-67.1 94 40.4 32.9-48.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 242 151 60.6 52.3-68.4 91 39.4 31.6-47.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 134 100 71.0 60.1-80.0 34 29.0 20.0-39.9
Non-Veteran 244 143 56.2 47.9-64.2 101 43.8 35.8-52.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 284 178 58.2 50.1-65.9 106 41.8 34.1-49.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 176 98 53.9 44.6-62.9 78 46.1 37.1-55.4
Unemployed 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 144 117 80.5 70.6-87.7 27 19.5 12.3-29.4
Unable to Work 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 196 144 69.5 60.7-77.1 52 30.5 22.9-39.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 151 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 101 71 68.1 57.0-77.5 *** *** ***

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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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