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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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 3,708 2,748 74.2 72.4-75.9 960 25.8 24.1-27.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,269 2,504 77.2 75.5-78.9 765 22.8 21.1-24.5
No 438 243 52.3 46.0-58.5 195 47.7 41.5-54.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 15 10 70.4 39.5-89.7 5 29.6 10.3-60.5
Recommended Range 954 697 73.4 69.6-76.9 257 26.6 23.1-30.4
Overweight 1,695 1,279 75.8 73.3-78.2 416 24.2 21.8-26.7
Obese 987 735 74.3 70.9-77.4 252 25.7 22.6-29.1
Current Smoker
No 2,838 2,168 76.5 74.6-78.3 670 23.5 21.7-25.4
Yes 863 575 66.1 61.9-70.0 288 33.9 30.0-38.1
Binge Drinker
No 3,309 2,489 75.3 73.4-77.0 820 24.7 23.0-26.6
Yes 323 210 63.4 56.9-69.5 113 36.6 30.5-43.1
Heavy Drinker
No 3,531 2,634 74.6 72.8-76.3 897 25.4 23.7-27.2
Yes 129 83 63.9 53.7-72.9 46 36.1 27.1-46.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 947 728 76.0 72.4-79.3 219 24.0 20.7-27.6
No 2,748 2,013 73.7 71.6-75.7 735 26.3 24.3-28.4
Current Asthma
Yes 191 141 74.8 66.9-81.4 50 25.2 18.6-33.1
No 3,498 2,590 74.1 72.2-75.8 908 25.9 24.2-27.8
Diabetes
Yes 537 448 81.2 76.5-85.2 89 18.8 14.8-23.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No 3,121 2,261 73.0 71.0-74.9 860 27.0 25.1-29.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 48 38 77.3 56.8-89.8 10 22.7 10.2-43.2

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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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