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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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
-Orange County 103 93 88.1 78.0-93.9 10 11.9 6.1-22.0
RACE
White 91 82 86.9 75.5-93.5 9 13.1 6.5-24.5
Other 12 11 95.0 70.4-99.3 1 5.0 0.7-29.6
AGE
18-44 22 17 77.9 52.9-91.7 5 22.1 8.3-47.1
45+ 81 76 92.5 83.2-96.9 5 7.5 3.1-16.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 23 21 86.0 56.6-96.6 2 14.0 3.4-43.4
Some College + 80 72 88.7 77.3-94.7 8 11.3 5.3-22.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 27 24 91.3 75.2-97.3 3 8.7 2.7-24.8
$50,000+ 67 61 88.2 74.7-95.0 6 11.8 5.0-25.3

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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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