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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 125 101 78.8 69.4-85.9 24 21.2 14.1-30.6
RACE
White 113 92 80.6 71.5-87.4 21 19.4 12.6-28.5
Other 12 9 63.9 29.0-88.4 3 36.1 11.6-71.0
AGE
18-44 17 10 67.2 41.6-85.5 7 32.8 14.5-58.4
45+ 108 91 81.2 70.9-88.5 17 18.8 11.5-29.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 64 49 72.2 57.6-83.2 15 27.8 16.8-42.4
Some College + 61 52 84.9 72.4-92.3 9 15.1 7.7-27.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 65 48 67.4 52.9-79.2 17 32.6 20.8-47.1
$50,000+ 39 35 90.4 76.1-96.5 4 9.6 3.5-23.9

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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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