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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening

A digital rectal exam is an exam in which a doctor, nurse, or other health professional places a gloved finger into the rectum to feel the size, shape, and hardness of the prostate gland. Have you ever had a digital rectal exam?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,365 1,012 71.6 67.8-75.1 353 28.4 24.9-32.2
RACE
White 1,125 847 73.7 69.5-77.4 278 26.3 22.6-30.5
African American 184 132 68.0 57.3-77.0 52 32.0 23.0-42.7
Other Minorities 43 23 46.0 27.2-66.0 20 54.0 34.0-72.8
HISPANIC
Yes 21 15 69.3 38.9-88.9 6 30.7 11.1-61.1
No 1,340 993 71.5 67.7-75.1 347 28.5 24.9-32.3
AGE
40-44 235 126 56.1 47.1-64.7 109 43.9 35.3-52.9
45-54 424 296 64.2 56.8-71.0 128 35.8 29.0-43.2
55-64 320 263 82.2 75.4-87.4 57 17.8 12.6-24.6
65+ 386 327 82.6 76.0-87.6 59 17.4 12.4-24.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 252 167 60.4 51.3-68.7 85 39.6 31.3-48.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 344 233 69.7 62.6-75.9 111 30.3 24.1-37.4
Some Post-H.S. 294 215 71.7 63.3-78.9 79 28.3 21.1-36.7
College Graduate 468 393 81.6 74.9-86.9 75 18.4 13.1-25.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 126 88 70.1 57.0-80.5 38 29.9 19.5-43.0
$15,000- 24,999 183 122 62.4 51.3-72.3 61 37.6 27.7-48.7
$25,000- 34,999 162 123 76.3 66.5-84.0 39 23.7 16.0-33.5
$35,000- 49,999 207 141 66.9 57.2-75.3 66 33.1 24.7-42.8
$50,000+ 427 336 76.8 69.9-82.6 91 23.2 17.4-30.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 98 63 64.3 53.5-73.8 35 35.7 26.2-46.5
Cumberland 81 65 82.9 72.7-89.8 16 17.1 10.2-27.3
Durham 70 59 88.0 77.9-93.9 11 12.0 6.1-22.1
Forsyth 115 91 74.9 64.8-82.9 24 25.1 17.1-35.2
Gaston 112 76 67.8 57.9-76.3 36 32.2 23.7-42.1
Guilford 90 68 75.2 64.0-83.7 22 24.8 16.3-36.0
Mecklenburg 87 67 75.7 64.6-84.1 20 24.3 15.9-35.4
New Hanover 101 79 78.0 68.1-85.5 22 22.0 14.5-31.9
Onslow 85 63 71.9 59.5-81.6 22 28.1 18.4-40.5
Wake 77 53 67.8 55.3-78.2 24 32.2 21.8-44.7
Western NC 166 121 71.5 63.2-78.6 45 28.5 21.4-36.8
Piedmont NC 152 107 66.6 57.0-75.0 45 33.4 25.0-43.0
Eastern NC 131 100 73.4 63.7-81.3 31 26.6 18.7-36.3

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* This question was asked only of male respondents who reported being age 40 and older.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

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

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