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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 190 155 78.9 70.7-85.3 35 21.1 14.7-29.3
RACE
White 144 120 83.1 75.0-88.9 24 16.9 11.1-25.0
Other 45 34 68.7 49.6-83.0 11 31.3 17.0-50.4
AGE
18-44 31 20 60.1 39.4-77.8 11 39.9 22.2-60.6
45+ 159 135 84.7 77.2-90.0 24 15.3 10.0-22.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 42 33 69.8 48.3-85.1 9 30.2 14.9-51.7
Some College + 148 122 81.5 73.1-87.8 26 18.5 12.2-26.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 67 51 69.1 52.9-81.6 16 30.9 18.4-47.1
$50,000+ 98 83 84.4 74.3-91.0 15 15.6 9.0-25.7

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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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