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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,646 3,859 80.8 79.2-82.3 787 19.2 17.7-20.8
-Alamance County 92 82 88.5 78.9-94.1 10 11.5 5.9-21.1
RACE
White 80 72 90.1 80.3-95.3 8 9.9 4.7-19.7
Other 11 10 84.3 40.2-97.7 1 15.7 2.3-59.8
AGE
40-44 6 3 41.8 11.6-79.7 3 58.2 20.3-88.4
45+ 86 79 92.5 84.2-96.6 7 7.5 3.4-15.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 39 33 85.8 69.6-94.1 6 14.2 5.9-30.4
Some College + 53 49 90.5 76.2-96.6 4 9.5 3.4-23.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 45 40 87.5 72.1-95.0 5 12.5 5.0-27.9
$50,000+ 38 35 90.5 73.0-97.1 3 9.5 2.9-27.0

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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