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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Johnston 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
-Johnston County 125 102 78.2 67.4-86.1 23 21.8 13.9-32.6
RACE
White 103 85 81.6 71.7-88.5 18 18.4 11.5-28.3
Other 21 16 69.7 41.7-88.1 5 30.3 11.9-58.3
AGE
18-44 16 8 51.1 24.5-77.1 8 48.9 22.9-75.5
45+ 109 94 84.9 74.2-91.7 15 15.1 8.3-25.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 69 55 74.0 57.4-85.7 14 26.0 14.3-42.6
Some College + 56 47 83.1 69.5-91.4 9 16.9 8.6-30.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 53 43 67.2 48.0-82.0 10 32.8 18.0-52.0
$50,000+ 56 47 84.5 71.4-92.3 9 15.5 7.7-28.6

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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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