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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 2,370 1,933 78.7 76.5-80.9 437 21.3 19.1-23.5
RACE
White 1,964 1,643 82.5 80.3-84.5 321 17.5 15.5-19.7
African American 285 218 74.1 67.1-80.0 67 25.9 20.0-32.9
Other Minorities 115 66 51.2 40.2-62.0 49 48.8 38.0-59.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 72 31 36.5 24.9-49.9 41 63.5 50.1-75.1
Non-Hispanic 2,294 1,898 81.1 79.0-83.1 396 18.9 16.9-21.0
AGE
40-44 303 188 60.1 53.2-66.6 115 39.9 33.4-46.8
45-54 642 484 76.1 71.9-79.8 158 23.9 20.2-28.1
55-64 628 553 87.7 84.3-90.5 75 12.3 9.5-15.7
65-74 483 425 88.3 84.4-91.3 58 11.7 8.7-15.6
75+ 314 283 89.3 83.5-93.1 31 10.7 6.9-16.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 351 249 62.5 55.4-69.1 102 37.5 30.9-44.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 670 527 73.5 68.8-77.8 143 26.5 22.2-31.2
Some Post-H.S. 514 441 84.6 80.2-88.2 73 15.4 11.8-19.8
College Graduate 830 711 84.7 81.4-87.6 119 15.3 12.4-18.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 189 143 69.3 59.2-77.8 46 30.7 22.2-40.8
$15,000- 24,999 316 235 63.8 56.0-70.9 81 36.2 29.1-44.0
$25,000- 34,999 276 215 73.3 66.1-79.4 61 26.7 20.6-33.9
$35,000- 49,999 345 281 79.7 73.6-84.7 64 20.3 15.3-26.4
$50,000-74,999 332 282 82.1 75.9-86.9 50 17.9 13.1-24.1
$75,000+ 648 566 86.2 82.6-89.3 82 13.8 10.7-17.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 876 744 83.0 79.5-86.0 132 17.0 14.0-20.5
No 1,451 1,157 76.9 73.9-79.7 294 23.1 20.3-26.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 979 873 86.8 83.6-89.4 106 13.2 10.6-16.4
Non-Veteran 1,387 1,056 74.2 71.2-77.1 331 25.8 22.9-28.8

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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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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