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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 97 81 82.0 72.1-89.0 16 18.0 11.0-27.9
RACE
White 84 71 83.2 72.5-90.2 13 16.8 9.8-27.5
Other 13 10 75.9 45.1-92.3 3 24.1 7.7-54.9
AGE
18-44 8 5 66.8 31.1-90.0 3 33.2 10.0-68.9
45+ 89 76 84.3 74.3-90.9 13 15.7 9.1-25.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 37 30 81.8 64.7-91.7 7 18.2 8.3-35.3
Some College + 60 51 82.2 68.9-90.6 9 17.8 9.4-31.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 41 32 76.6 60.2-87.6 9 23.4 12.4-39.8
$50,000+ 46 41 86.1 70.6-94.1 5 13.9 5.9-29.4

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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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