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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western NC 479 384 78.3 73.1-82.7 95 21.7 17.3-26.9
RACE
White 443 363 80.0 74.7-84.4 80 20.0 15.6-25.3
African American 11 8 78.2 46.5-93.6 3 21.8 6.4-53.5
Other Minorities 22 11 50.3 25.7-74.7 11 49.7 25.3-74.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 14 6 46.4 20.0-75.1 8 53.6 24.9-80.0
Non-Hispanic 462 377 80.1 75.0-84.4 85 19.9 15.6-25.0
AGE
40-44 45 23 43.5 28.0-60.4 22 56.5 39.6-72.0
45-54 121 88 73.9 63.7-82.1 33 26.1 17.9-36.3
55-64 132 116 89.8 82.0-94.4 16 10.2 5.6-18.0
65-74 111 96 88.8 80.8-93.7 15 11.2 6.3-19.2
75+ 70 61 91.1 82.0-95.8 9 8.9 4.2-18.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 81 57 70.1 55.4-81.5 24 29.9 18.5-44.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 147 104 66.3 55.9-75.3 43 33.7 24.7-44.1
Some Post-H.S. 106 91 83.2 71.1-90.9 15 16.8 9.1-28.9
College Graduate 144 131 91.8 85.6-95.5 13 8.2 4.5-14.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 54 40 71.0 53.5-83.9 14 29.0 16.1-46.5
$15,000- 24,999 68 54 70.6 53.1-83.5 14 29.4 16.5-46.9
$25,000- 34,999 76 63 81.7 69.0-89.9 13 18.3 10.1-31.0
$35,000- 49,999 81 67 80.9 66.4-90.1 14 19.1 9.9-33.6
$50,000-74,999 65 53 80.4 66.2-89.6 12 19.6 10.4-33.8
$75,000+ 75 65 87.5 75.4-94.2 10 12.5 5.8-24.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 205 172 85.1 78.2-90.0 33 14.9 10.0-21.8
No 265 207 74.1 66.6-80.4 58 25.9 19.6-33.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 208 185 90.5 84.2-94.5 23 9.5 5.5-15.8
Non-Veteran 271 199 70.8 63.5-77.1 72 29.2 22.9-36.5

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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.

** 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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