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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Randolph 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
-Randolph County 116 94 79.2 69.5-86.4 22 20.8 13.6-30.5
RACE
White 106 88 82.1 72.4-89.0 18 17.9 11.0-27.6
Other 10 6 54.8 24.2-82.1 4 45.2 17.9-75.8
AGE
18-44 13 9 70.6 41.5-89.1 4 29.4 10.9-58.5
45+ 103 85 81.2 71.3-88.3 18 18.8 11.7-28.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 74 57 76.0 63.5-85.2 17 24.0 14.8-36.5
Some College + 41 36 85.1 66.7-94.3 5 14.9 5.7-33.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 64 53 78.9 64.9-88.3 11 21.1 11.7-35.1
$50,000+ 34 27 77.4 58.4-89.3 7 22.6 10.7-41.6

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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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