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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 92 78 82.8 71.5-90.3 14 17.2 9.7-28.5
RACE
White 57 49 86.9 74.6-93.7 8 13.1 6.3-25.4
Other 34 28 78.3 57.9-90.4 6 21.7 9.6-42.1
AGE
18-44 13 8 69.8 41.6-88.2 5 30.2 11.8-58.4
45+ 79 70 86.8 74.0-93.8 9 13.2 6.2-26.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 36 31 86.4 68.3-94.9 5 13.6 5.1-31.7
Some College + 56 47 81.0 65.4-90.6 9 19.0 9.4-34.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 49 41 81.9 65.0-91.6 8 18.1 8.4-35.0
$50,000+ 33 29 84.7 63.2-94.7 4 15.3 5.3-36.8

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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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