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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 122 104 81.4 71.3-88.6 18 18.6 11.4-28.7
RACE
White 112 97 84.5 75.2-90.8 15 15.5 9.2-24.8
Other 9 6 54.6 20.8-84.6 3 45.4 15.4-79.2
AGE
18-44 18 12 63.3 37.3-83.3 6 36.7 16.7-62.7
45+ 104 92 87.0 77.5-92.8 12 13.0 7.2-22.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 61 50 76.7 60.5-87.6 11 23.3 12.4-39.5
Some College + 61 54 86.1 72.9-93.5 7 13.9 6.5-27.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 61 51 76.9 60.4-87.9 10 23.1 12.1-39.6
$50,000+ 46 40 85.4 70.4-93.5 6 14.6 6.5-29.6

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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.


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