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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,827 3,201 82.1 80.5-83.7 626 17.9 16.3-19.5
No 380 225 53.1 46.6-59.5 155 46.9 40.5-53.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 33 26 78.4 58.3-90.4 7 21.6 9.6-41.7
Recommended Range 1,062 868 78.8 75.3-81.9 194 21.2 18.1-24.7
Overweight 1,881 1,542 79.8 77.4-82.1 339 20.2 17.9-22.6
Obese 1,190 965 79.0 75.7-81.9 225 21.0 18.1-24.3
Current Smoker
No 3,295 2,747 80.8 78.9-82.5 548 19.2 17.5-21.1
Yes 891 660 72.7 68.7-76.3 231 27.3 23.7-31.3
Binge Drinker
No 3,679 3,041 80.6 78.9-82.2 638 19.4 17.8-21.1
Yes 428 309 67.4 61.5-72.7 119 32.6 27.3-38.5
Heavy Drinker
No 3,964 3,237 79.1 77.4-80.7 727 20.9 19.3-22.6
Yes 149 117 75.9 66.4-83.4 32 24.1 16.6-33.6
Current Asthma
Yes 209 172 80.8 73.5-86.5 37 19.2 13.5-26.5
No 3,983 3,244 79.0 77.3-80.6 739 21.0 19.4-22.7
Diabetes
Yes 651 562 85.3 81.5-88.5 89 14.7 11.5-18.5
No 3,484 2,798 77.8 75.9-79.5 686 22.2 20.5-24.1
No, Bordeline Diabetes 71 66 91.2 79.1-96.6 5 8.8 3.4-20.9
Disability
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

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* This question was asked only of male respondents who reported being age 40 and older.

*These risk tables are stand-alone tables, not broken down further by geographic strata.

^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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