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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 1,361 1,112 80.0 77.2-82.5 249 20.0 17.5-22.8
RACE
White 1,005 847 83.9 81.0-86.4 158 16.1 13.6-19.0
African American 256 197 75.8 68.8-81.6 59 24.2 18.4-31.2
Other Minorities 93 62 58.6 45.5-70.7 31 41.4 29.3-54.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 45 24 49.5 33.0-66.1 21 50.5 33.9-67.0
Non-Hispanic 1,314 1,086 81.9 79.2-84.3 228 18.1 15.7-20.8
AGE
40-44 160 96 62.3 53.4-70.5 64 37.7 29.5-46.6
45-54 362 275 76.5 71.0-81.3 87 23.5 18.7-29.0
55-64 387 337 87.5 83.0-90.8 50 12.5 9.2-17.0
65-74 273 247 90.2 85.3-93.6 26 9.8 6.4-14.7
75+ 179 157 89.5 83.9-93.4 22 10.5 6.6-16.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 239 175 67.3 59.1-74.5 64 32.7 25.5-40.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 421 334 77.5 72.1-82.1 87 22.5 17.9-27.9
Some Post-H.S. 297 250 84.2 78.5-88.5 47 15.8 11.5-21.5
College Graduate 403 353 87.1 82.9-90.5 50 12.9 9.5-17.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 132 95 73.5 63.7-81.4 37 26.5 18.6-36.3
$15,000- 24,999 194 144 63.2 53.9-71.7 50 36.8 28.3-46.1
$25,000- 34,999 177 148 80.3 71.3-87.0 29 19.7 13.0-28.7
$35,000- 49,999 207 175 85.6 79.2-90.3 32 14.4 9.7-20.8
$50,000-74,999 206 176 85.4 78.9-90.1 30 14.6 9.9-21.1
$75,000+ 288 255 86.8 81.2-91.0 33 13.2 9.0-18.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 613 505 82.4 78.5-85.7 108 17.6 14.3-21.5
No 715 583 78.3 74.2-81.9 132 21.7 18.1-25.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 632 569 89.8 86.4-92.3 63 10.2 7.7-13.6
Non-Veteran 727 542 72.8 68.7-76.6 185 27.2 23.4-31.3

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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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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