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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening-AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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%)
TOTAL 552 423 74.8 70.0-79.1 129 25.2 20.9-30.0
RACE
African American 552 423 74.8 70.0-79.1 129 25.2 20.9-30.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 4 63.5 22.3-91.4 2 36.5 8.6-77.7
-English Speaking 5 4 85.0 38.3-98.1 1 15.0 1.9-61.7
-Spanish Speaking 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 544 418 75.1 70.2-79.4 126 24.9 20.6-29.8
AGE
40-44 76 46 59.4 46.0-71.4 30 40.6 28.6-54.0
45-54 168 119 72.5 63.5-80.1 49 27.5 19.9-36.5
55-64 139 112 78.6 69.2-85.7 27 21.4 14.3-30.8
65-74 111 96 86.0 76.1-92.2 15 14.0 7.8-23.9
75+ 58 50 87.0 69.3-95.2 8 13.0 4.8-30.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 145 105 69.4 59.2-78.0 40 30.6 22.0-40.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 192 141 71.4 62.8-78.6 51 28.6 21.4-37.2
Some Post-H.S. 110 92 80.4 69.2-88.3 18 19.6 11.7-30.8
College Graduate 103 83 79.9 68.5-87.8 20 20.1 12.2-31.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 88 61 70.7 58.4-80.5 27 29.3 19.5-41.6
$15,000- 24,999 102 71 59.8 47.5-71.0 31 40.2 29.0-52.5
$25,000- 34,999 86 67 79.1 67.3-87.4 19 20.9 12.6-32.7
$35,000- 49,999 89 71 74.4 61.5-84.1 18 25.6 15.9-38.5
$50,000-74,999 54 48 87.4 72.0-94.9 6 12.6 5.1-28.0
$75,000+ 57 51 90.4 77.0-96.4 6 9.6 3.6-23.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 244 184 72.8 65.3-79.2 60 27.2 20.8-34.7
No 289 225 77.1 70.4-82.6 64 22.9 17.4-29.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 197 172 83.6 75.4-89.5 25 16.4 10.5-24.6
Non-Veteran 351 247 69.1 62.9-74.7 104 30.9 25.3-37.1

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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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