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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for Pitt County

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%)
North Carolina 1,644 1,231 73.4 70.0-76.5 413 26.6 23.5-30.0
Pitt County 77 61 74.0 59.3-84.8 16 26.0 15.2-40.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 109 78 69.2 58.7-78.1 31 30.8 21.9-41.3
Forsyth 115 88 78.6 69.6-85.5 27 21.4 14.5-30.4
Guilford 95 76 79.4 67.6-87.6 19 20.6 12.4-32.4
Henderson/Transylvania 139 101 67.9 57.7-76.6 38 32.1 23.4-42.3
Mecklenburg 93 66 66.4 55.0-76.2 27 33.6 23.8-45.0
Orange 107 89 84.2 75.2-90.4 18 15.8 9.6-24.8
Randolph 117 89 76.2 66.8-83.6 28 23.8 16.4-33.2
Robeson 112 75 64.6 53.4-74.4 37 35.4 25.6-46.6
Wake 99 74 73.0 62.3-81.6 25 27.0 18.4-37.7
Western NC 196 151 75.5 68.2-81.6 45 24.5 18.4-31.8
Piedmont NC 209 152 70.7 62.1-78.0 57 29.3 22.0-37.9
Eastern NC 176 131 76.5 68.8-82.8 45 23.5 17.2-31.2

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available for Pitt County. Please refer to the North Carolina table for statewide breakdowns.

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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, 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, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Person, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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