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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 120 101 74.3 62.7-83.3 19 25.7 16.7-37.3
RACE
White 94 82 79.0 65.4-88.2 12 21.0 11.8-34.6
Other 25 18 60.2 36.9-79.7 7 39.8 20.3-63.1
AGE
18-44 7 4 43.2 14.5-77.4 3 56.8 22.6-85.5
45+ 113 97 78.2 66.4-86.6 16 21.8 13.4-33.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 49 40 70.1 51.0-84.1 9 29.9 15.9-49.0
Some College + 71 61 77.0 61.6-87.5 10 23.0 12.5-38.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 59 50 72.6 54.8-85.2 9 27.4 14.8-45.2
$50,000+ 48 38 72.0 54.1-84.8 10 28.0 15.2-45.9

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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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