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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 103 90 80.1 67.1-88.8 13 19.9 11.2-32.9
RACE
White 67 63 95.0 86.0-98.4 4 5.0 1.6-14.0
Other 35 26 64.7 44.6-80.7 9 35.3 19.3-55.4
AGE
18-44 17 10 53.9 28.0-77.8 7 46.1 22.2-72.0
45+ 86 80 89.3 76.1-95.6 6 10.7 4.4-23.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 26 18 48.9 27.7-70.5 8 51.1 29.5-72.3
Some College + 77 72 94.0 84.5-97.8 5 6.0 2.2-15.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 37 28 64.6 44.2-80.8 9 35.4 19.2-55.8
$50,000+ 58 56 98.1 91.7-99.6 2 1.9 0.4- 8.3

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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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