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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: 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 3,708 2,748 74.2 72.4-75.9 960 25.8 24.1-27.6
-Pitt County 85 58 68.2 56.6-78.0 27 31.8 22.0-43.4
GENDER
Male 85 58 68.2 56.6-78.0 27 31.8 22.0-43.4
Female 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
RACE
White 56 44 79.5 66.2-88.5 12 20.5 11.5-33.8
Other 28 14 50.7 31.0-70.1 14 49.3 29.9-69.0
AGE
18-44 17 7 33.9 15.6-58.6 10 66.1 41.4-84.4
45+ 68 51 77.1 65.1-85.9 17 22.9 14.1-34.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 42 28 65.2 48.3-79.0 14 34.8 21.0-51.7
Some College + 43 30 71.9 56.1-83.7 13 28.1 16.3-43.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 43 29 67.1 50.2-80.5 14 32.9 19.5-49.8
$50,000+ 33 24 73.1 54.4-86.0 9 26.9 14.0-45.6

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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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