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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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 3,708 2,748 74.2 72.4-75.9 960 25.8 24.1-27.6
-Cumberland County 87 74 84.7 74.0-91.5 13 15.3 8.5-26.0
GENDER
Male 87 74 84.7 74.0-91.5 13 15.3 8.5-26.0
Female 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
RACE
White 52 47 86.5 70.7-94.4 5 13.5 5.6-29.3
Other 35 27 81.7 65.1-91.4 8 18.3 8.6-34.9
AGE
18-44 10 5 47.1 17.4-78.9 5 52.9 21.1-82.6
45+ 77 69 89.1 78.7-94.8 8 10.9 5.2-21.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 31 23 73.9 52.6-87.9 8 26.1 12.1-47.4
Some College + 56 51 89.8 76.8-95.9 5 10.2 4.1-23.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 43 33 73.4 55.2-86.0 10 26.6 14.0-44.8
$50,000+ 27 25 91.6 71.3-97.9 2 8.4 2.1-28.7

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

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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