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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Pitt 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
-Pitt County 76 61 76.7 63.4-86.3 15 23.3 13.7-36.6
RACE
White 53 43 81.0 66.6-90.1 10 19.0 9.9-33.4
Other 23 18 69.3 43.4-86.9 5 30.7 13.1-56.6
AGE
18-44 14 9 58.5 29.8-82.4 5 41.5 17.6-70.2
45+ 62 52 83.0 69.6-91.3 10 17.0 8.7-30.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 27 22 71.8 45.8-88.5 5 28.2 11.5-54.2
Some College + 49 39 79.2 63.7-89.2 10 20.8 10.8-36.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 39 29 64.9 45.0-80.7 10 35.1 19.3-55.0
$50,000+ 32 27 84.8 66.2-94.1 5 15.2 5.9-33.8

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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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