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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Onslow 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
-Onslow County 99 82 81.5 71.5-88.6 17 18.5 11.4-28.5
RACE
White 85 71 81.5 70.3-89.2 14 18.5 10.8-29.7
Other 14 11 81.5 54.1-94.3 3 18.5 5.7-45.9
AGE
18-44 12 9 84.9 57.1-96.0 3 15.1 4.0-42.9
45+ 87 73 80.6 69.4-88.3 14 19.4 11.7-30.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 42 33 77.9 60.5-89.0 9 22.1 11.0-39.5
Some College + 56 49 85.5 72.0-93.2 7 14.5 6.8-28.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 49 41 80.8 65.4-90.4 8 19.2 9.6-34.6
$50,000+ 38 33 86.5 70.2-94.5 5 13.5 5.5-29.8

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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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