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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 135 105 74.8 65.2-82.4 30 25.2 17.6-34.8
RACE
White 110 87 77.0 66.6-84.9 23 23.0 15.1-33.4
Other 25 18 66.6 43.1-84.0 7 33.4 16.0-56.9
AGE
18-44 13 7 54.2 26.9-79.2 6 45.8 20.8-73.1
45+ 122 98 78.6 69.1-85.8 24 21.4 14.2-30.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 77 56 68.9 55.9-79.5 21 31.1 20.5-44.1
Some College + 57 48 82.0 66.5-91.3 9 18.0 8.7-33.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 91 66 67.4 55.1-77.7 25 32.6 22.3-44.9
$50,000+ 37 33 87.9 70.5-95.6 4 12.1 4.4-29.5

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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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