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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance 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 4,210 3,429 79.0 77.4-80.6 781 21.0 19.4-22.6
-Alamance County 121 97 76.3 66.1-84.2 24 23.7 15.8-33.9
RACE
White 106 88 79.6 68.7-87.5 18 20.4 12.5-31.3
Other 15 9 56.1 29.6-79.5 6 43.9 20.5-70.4
AGE
18-44 14 7 48.3 23.0-74.6 7 51.7 25.4-77.0
45+ 107 90 81.8 71.1-89.2 17 18.2 10.8-28.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 50 37 70.5 53.5-83.2 13 29.5 16.8-46.5
Some College + 70 59 80.3 67.1-89.1 11 19.7 10.9-32.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 71 55 72.2 57.9-83.1 16 27.8 16.9-42.1
$50,000+ 38 34 85.5 66.2-94.7 4 14.5 5.3-33.8

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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.


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