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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening

How long has it been since you had your last digital rectal exam?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,164 2,110 48.3 46.4-50.2 568 13.6 12.4-14.9 211 5.1 4.4- 6.0 494 11.9 10.7-13.2 781 21.1 19.6-22.8
-Piedmont NC 2,352 1,216 48.8 46.3-51.4 307 13.0 11.4-14.8 137 6.1 5.0- 7.4 255 10.7 9.3-12.3 437 21.4 19.3-23.7
RACE
White 1,948 1,035 51.0 48.2-53.7 265 14.2 12.3-16.4 113 6.2 5.0- 7.7 214 10.9 9.4-12.7 321 17.6 15.6-19.8
African American 284 141 48.1 40.8-55.6 32 10.5 7.1-15.4 21 6.9 4.3-10.9 23 8.4 5.3-13.3 67 26.0 20.1-33.0
Other Minorities 114 37 30.6 21.6-41.4 9 5.5 2.6-11.2 3 3.3 0.9-10.9 16 11.6 6.5-19.8 49 49.1 38.2-60.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 71 17 21.6 12.8-33.9 6 8.4 3.2-20.2 1 1.1 0.2- 7.3 6 4.9 1.9-12.2 41 64.1 50.5-75.6
Non-Hispanic 2,277 1,197 50.4 47.8-53.0 299 13.2 11.6-15.1 136 6.3 5.2- 7.7 249 11.0 9.5-12.7 396 19.0 17.0-21.1
AGE
40-44 299 92 31.9 26.0-38.4 39 11.1 7.7-15.8 16 5.6 3.2- 9.7 37 11.1 7.7-15.7 115 40.3 33.7-47.2
45-54 640 252 39.4 34.8-44.3 84 14.2 11.0-18.2 46 7.3 5.2-10.1 100 15.1 12.1-18.6 158 24.0 20.3-28.2
55-64 627 370 61.2 56.6-65.7 82 12.0 9.5-15.1 42 6.5 4.6- 9.2 58 7.9 5.8-10.6 75 12.3 9.6-15.7
65-74 478 314 65.3 60.2-70.2 58 13.1 9.8-17.1 17 3.2 1.9- 5.4 31 6.5 4.4- 9.6 58 11.9 8.8-15.8
75+ 308 188 60.2 53.3-66.7 44 15.0 10.6-20.9 16 5.7 3.3- 9.7 29 8.1 5.3-12.1 31 10.9 7.0-16.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 348 144 34.6 28.9-40.6 37 9.8 6.7-14.1 20 4.8 3.0- 7.6 45 13.1 9.5-17.8 102 37.8 31.1-44.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 663 321 44.4 39.7-49.2 96 13.5 10.6-17.1 35 5.2 3.5- 7.7 68 10.1 7.6-13.5 143 26.7 22.4-31.5
Some Post-H.S. 508 271 52.7 47.0-58.3 64 11.3 8.4-15.0 34 7.2 4.9-10.5 66 13.2 10.0-17.3 73 15.6 12.0-20.1
College Graduate 828 478 54.8 50.6-59.0 109 14.7 11.8-18.2 47 6.4 4.6- 9.0 75 8.8 6.7-11.4 119 15.3 12.4-18.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 187 83 39.8 31.3-49.1 24 13.8 8.4-21.9 15 7.3 4.2-12.4 19 7.8 4.6-12.8 46 31.3 22.7-41.4
$15,000- 24,999 311 137 37.3 30.8-44.3 45 12.1 8.5-17.0 14 5.0 2.6- 9.3 34 9.0 5.8-13.6 81 36.6 29.4-44.5
$25,000- 34,999 274 125 37.8 31.3-44.8 39 14.8 10.5-20.4 19 8.4 5.0-13.6 30 12.0 7.9-18.0 61 27.0 20.8-34.2
$35,000- 49,999 343 174 47.2 40.7-53.7 39 12.8 8.5-18.9 16 5.3 2.9- 9.5 50 14.3 10.5-19.2 64 20.4 15.3-26.5
$50,000-74,999 331 178 51.4 44.8-58.1 43 11.1 7.7-15.8 28 7.8 5.1-11.8 32 11.7 7.7-17.3 50 18.0 13.1-24.1
$75,000+ 646 381 57.4 52.5-62.0 90 14.5 11.4-18.2 31 5.3 3.5- 7.9 62 9.1 6.8-12.0 82 13.8 10.8-17.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 866 469 50.6 46.4-54.7 125 14.7 11.9-18.0 53 7.3 5.3-10.0 87 10.3 8.0-13.1 132 17.2 14.1-20.7
No 1,443 728 48.4 45.2-51.7 175 12.0 10.1-14.3 81 5.4 4.1- 6.9 165 11.0 9.2-13.0 294 23.2 20.5-26.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 970 581 58.3 54.3-62.2 126 12.9 10.4-15.8 52 6.0 4.4- 8.2 105 9.5 7.7-11.8 106 13.3 10.7-16.5
Non-Veteran 1,378 633 43.6 40.4-46.8 180 13.1 11.0-15.5 85 6.1 4.7- 7.8 149 11.3 9.4-13.5 331 26.0 23.1-29.0

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*This question was asked only of only male respondents and reported having a DRE and those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^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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