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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 94 76 79.0 67.1-87.4 18 21.0 12.6-32.9
RACE
White 86 70 81.7 70.3-89.4 16 18.3 10.6-29.7
Other 8 6 56.1 19.4-87.2 2 43.9 12.8-80.6
AGE
18-44 16 10 68.4 42.8-86.2 6 31.6 13.8-57.2
45+ 78 66 81.9 68.1-90.6 12 18.1 9.4-31.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 48 37 70.1 52.2-83.4 11 29.9 16.6-47.8
Some College + 46 39 86.1 70.2-94.2 7 13.9 5.8-29.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 38 30 71.6 49.9-86.4 8 28.4 13.6-50.1
$50,000+ 44 36 84.3 69.5-92.7 8 15.7 7.3-30.5

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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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