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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening-WHITE 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 3,412 2,853 82.4 80.7-84.0 559 17.6 16.0-19.3
AGE
40-44 373 238 65.0 59.1-70.5 135 35.0 29.5-40.9
45-54 865 675 79.2 75.9-82.2 190 20.8 17.8-24.1
55-64 955 852 90.3 87.9-92.2 103 9.7 7.8-12.1
65-74 723 646 89.5 86.6-91.9 77 10.5 8.1-13.4
75+ 496 442 89.8 86.4-92.4 54 10.2 7.6-13.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 443 343 76.6 71.3-81.2 100 23.4 18.8-28.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 985 787 76.8 73.1-80.1 198 23.2 19.9-26.9
Some Post-H.S. 764 655 84.8 81.2-87.8 109 15.2 12.2-18.8
College Graduate 1,215 1,064 86.9 84.4-89.1 151 13.1 10.9-15.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 255 199 75.9 68.7-81.9 56 24.1 18.1-31.3
$15,000- 24,999 409 333 76.3 70.0-81.7 76 23.7 18.3-30.0
$25,000- 34,999 411 341 81.9 76.9-86.0 70 18.1 14.0-23.1
$35,000- 49,999 505 425 84.9 80.5-88.4 80 15.1 11.6-19.5
$50,000-74,999 535 450 81.7 77.1-85.6 85 18.3 14.4-22.9
$75,000+ 918 803 86.1 83.1-88.7 115 13.9 11.3-16.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,347 1,162 86.4 84.0-88.5 185 13.6 11.5-16.0
No 2,002 1,646 80.4 78.1-82.6 356 19.6 17.4-21.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,565 1,405 89.2 87.1-91.0 160 10.8 9.0-12.9
Non-Veteran 1,845 1,447 77.9 75.4-80.1 398 22.1 19.9-24.6

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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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