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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening-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 4,210 3,429 79.0 77.4-80.6 781 21.0 19.4-22.6
RACE
White 3,412 2,853 82.4 80.7-84.0 559 17.6 16.0-19.3
African American 552 423 74.8 70.0-79.1 129 25.2 20.9-30.0
Asian 20 13 69.7 43.2-87.4 7 30.3 12.6-56.8
Native American 78 55 71.4 56.8-82.6 23 28.6 17.4-43.2
Other Minorities 132 71 45.6 36.0-55.6 61 54.4 44.4-64.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 131 61 41.8 32.2-52.0 70 58.2 48.0-67.8
-English Speaking 59 44 80.0 66.8-88.8 15 20.0 11.2-33.2
-Spanish Speaking 72 17 20.9 12.5-32.8 55 79.1 67.2-87.5
Non-Hispanic 4,070 3,361 81.2 79.6-82.7 709 18.8 17.3-20.4
AGE
40-44 508 307 59.0 53.7-64.0 201 41.0 36.0-46.3
45-54 1,125 847 75.9 72.7-78.8 278 24.1 21.2-27.3
55-64 1,147 1,006 87.9 85.5-90.0 141 12.1 10.0-14.5
65-74 867 768 88.9 86.2-91.1 99 11.1 8.9-13.8
75+ 563 501 89.6 86.1-92.3 62 10.4 7.7-13.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 671 481 65.3 60.3-70.0 190 34.7 30.0-39.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,238 965 73.6 70.2-76.8 273 26.4 23.2-29.8
Some Post-H.S. 917 782 84.2 81.0-87.0 135 15.8 13.0-19.0
College Graduate 1,377 1,195 86.2 83.8-88.3 182 13.8 11.7-16.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 375 278 71.1 64.7-76.8 97 28.9 23.2-35.3
$15,000- 24,999 578 433 64.7 59.1-70.0 145 35.3 30.0-40.9
$25,000- 34,999 529 426 77.1 72.2-81.4 103 22.9 18.6-27.8
$35,000- 49,999 633 523 81.6 77.3-85.3 110 18.4 14.7-22.7
$50,000-74,999 603 511 82.8 78.5-86.3 92 17.2 13.7-21.5
$75,000+ 1,011 886 86.5 83.6-89.0 125 13.5 11.0-16.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,694 1,421 83.1 80.7-85.3 273 16.9 14.7-19.3
No 2,431 1,947 76.9 74.6-79.0 484 23.1 21.0-25.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,819 1,627 88.3 86.2-90.1 192 11.7 9.9-13.8
Non-Veteran 2,385 1,797 73.3 71.0-75.6 588 26.7 24.4-29.0

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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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