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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening

How long has it been since you had your last digital rectal exam?*

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  Total
Respond.#
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,356 687 48.0 44.2-51.8 155 11.6 9.3-14.4 47 2.5 1.6- 3.7 114 9.3 7.3-11.8 353 28.6 25.1-32.4
RACE
White 1,119 587 49.5 45.3-53.7 132 12.0 9.4-15.0 37 2.5 1.6- 4.0 85 9.6 7.3-12.6 278 26.4 22.6-30.6
African American 182 82 46.0 36.1-56.4 19 11.1 6.0-19.6 7 2.2 0.9- 5.3 22 8.3 4.7-14.2 52 32.4 23.3-43.0
Other Minorities 42 11 28.0 13.1-50.0 2 6.9 1.1-33.2 3 2.7 0.8- 9.1 6 8.0 2.9-20.0 20 54.4 34.3-73.2
HISPANIC
Yes 21 8 35.3 15.2-62.5 4 14.1 3.9-39.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 19.9 5.5-51.3 6 30.7 11.1-61.1
No 1,331 677 48.2 44.3-52.1 149 11.5 9.2-14.3 47 2.5 1.7- 3.7 111 9.2 7.2-11.7 347 28.6 25.0-32.4
AGE
40-44 234 71 30.6 23.1-39.3 24 10.0 5.9-16.6 6 2.4 0.7- 7.8 24 13.0 7.7-21.1 109 44.0 35.4-53.0
45-54 423 186 41.9 35.2-48.9 47 10.6 6.8-15.9 20 2.6 1.5- 4.5 42 9.1 6.1-13.4 128 35.9 29.1-43.4
55-64 318 191 58.0 50.1-65.5 39 13.2 8.8-19.5 6 0.9 0.3- 2.6 25 10.0 6.0-16.2 57 17.9 12.6-24.7
65+ 381 239 59.4 52.2-66.2 45 12.7 8.5-18.6 15 3.7 1.9- 7.2 23 6.6 3.9-11.0 59 17.6 12.5-24.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 251 116 42.8 34.7-51.4 25 9.3 5.5-15.2 6 1.8 0.6- 5.3 19 6.3 3.7-10.6 85 39.7 31.3-48.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 342 153 43.9 36.6-51.4 33 11.2 6.8-17.9 13 2.6 1.3- 5.1 32 11.9 7.6-18.3 111 30.4 24.1-37.5
Some Post-H.S. 293 149 51.7 43.3-60.0 35 12.1 7.7-18.5 10 1.6 0.8- 3.5 20 6.2 3.7-10.3 79 28.3 21.2-36.8
College Graduate 464 266 53.2 46.4-59.8 62 13.5 9.6-18.6 18 3.4 1.7- 6.6 43 11.5 7.7-16.8 75 18.5 13.2-25.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 126 59 43.6 31.8-56.2 8 8.3 2.9-21.7 8 3.6 1.5- 8.4 13 14.6 8.0-25.3 38 29.9 19.5-43.0
$15,000- 24,999 181 85 42.0 32.3-52.3 17 9.1 5.0-16.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 17 10.8 5.8-19.2 61 37.8 27.9-49.0
$25,000- 34,999 160 78 56.3 45.6-66.5 21 10.1 5.8-16.9 8 3.0 1.2- 7.2 14 6.6 3.4-12.6 39 24.0 16.3-33.9
$35,000- 49,999 207 102 45.2 35.8-55.0 22 13.6 7.3-23.8 6 2.9 0.9- 8.6 11 5.2 2.2-11.7 66 33.1 24.7-42.8
$50,000+ 426 229 52.8 45.9-59.5 52 11.8 8.1-16.8 14 2.7 1.3- 5.6 40 9.6 6.3-14.5 91 23.2 17.5-30.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 98 43 42.5 32.6-53.1 11 11.7 6.3-20.8 6 6.4 2.8-13.9 3 3.5 1.1-10.5 35 35.7 26.2-46.5
Cumberland 80 49 63.2 51.1-73.9 8 8.9 4.3-17.6 1 1.9 0.3-12.1 6 8.7 3.9-18.1 16 17.3 10.4-27.6
Durham 70 44 55.6 38.4-71.6 9 23.6 9.3-48.4 4 6.2 2.1-17.0 2 2.5 0.5-11.1 11 12.0 6.1-22.1
Forsyth 115 69 56.0 45.9-65.6 12 10.7 6.0-18.4 4 3.3 1.2- 8.5 6 5.0 2.0-11.6 24 25.1 17.1-35.2
Gaston 111 50 45.8 36.1-55.9 10 8.1 4.2-14.7 6 5.3 2.3-11.7 9 8.3 4.3-15.4 36 32.5 24.0-42.4
Guilford 89 48 57.7 46.2-68.5 6 7.4 3.2-16.3 3 2.4 0.7- 7.7 10 7.3 3.7-13.8 22 25.1 16.5-36.4
Mecklenburg 87 38 44.5 33.8-55.7 16 16.0 9.6-25.5 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1 12 14.4 8.1-24.5 20 24.3 15.9-35.4
New Hanover 99 46 44.2 34.1-54.8 18 18.3 11.4-28.0 7 8.5 4.1-16.9 6 6.5 2.9-13.9 22 22.5 14.8-32.6
Onslow 83 41 45.7 33.9-58.0 8 11.0 5.3-21.5 2 1.7 0.4- 7.0 10 12.7 6.5-23.4 22 28.9 19.0-41.4
Wake 76 35 43.7 32.3-55.8 10 14.0 7.5-24.5 0 0.0 . - . 7 9.8 4.6-19.5 24 32.6 22.1-45.2
Western NC 166 86 49.7 41.4-58.0 18 10.2 6.3-16.0 4 2.4 0.9- 6.6 13 9.2 5.2-15.9 45 28.5 21.4-36.8
Piedmont NC 152 67 40.3 31.8-49.4 17 12.6 7.5-20.3 7 2.9 1.2- 7.2 16 10.8 6.4-17.8 45 33.4 25.0-43.0
Eastern NC 130 71 53.6 43.9-63.1 12 9.5 5.0-17.1 2 1.4 0.3- 5.4 14 8.8 4.8-15.6 31 26.7 18.8-36.5

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* This question was asked only of only male respondents and reported having a DRE and those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

#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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