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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 111 92 78.9 68.9-86.3 19 21.1 13.7-31.1
RACE
White 92 77 79.3 68.2-87.3 15 20.7 12.7-31.8
Other 19 15 77.4 50.9-91.8 4 22.6 8.2-49.1
AGE
18-44 16 6 41.4 19.2-67.7 10 58.6 32.3-80.8
45+ 95 86 88.9 79.6-94.3 9 11.1 5.7-20.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 50 40 77.7 62.3-88.0 10 22.3 12.0-37.7
Some College + 60 51 80.0 65.8-89.3 9 20.0 10.7-34.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 57 49 80.9 65.7-90.4 8 19.1 9.6-34.3
$50,000+ 40 32 76.9 59.9-88.1 8 23.1 11.9-40.1

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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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