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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 119 91 75.8 66.2-83.4 28 24.2 16.6-33.8
GENDER
Male 119 91 75.8 66.2-83.4 28 24.2 16.6-33.8
Female 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
RACE
White 95 75 78.8 68.5-86.5 20 21.2 13.5-31.5
Other 22 14 62.5 38.4-81.7 8 37.5 18.3-61.6
AGE
18-44 34 21 61.8 42.6-77.9 13 38.2 22.1-57.4
45+ 85 70 81.4 70.6-88.8 15 18.6 11.2-29.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 29 17 61.4 40.3-79.0 12 38.6 21.0-59.7
Some College + 90 74 80.8 70.4-88.2 16 19.2 11.8-29.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 28 20 66.9 43.9-83.9 8 33.1 16.1-56.1
$50,000+ 70 53 76.8 64.8-85.6 17 23.2 14.4-35.2

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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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