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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 106 94 85.2 75.2-91.7 12 14.8 8.3-24.8
RACE
White 95 87 87.7 76.7-94.0 8 12.3 6.0-23.3
Other 11 7 67.0 36.2-87.9 4 33.0 12.1-63.8
AGE
40-44 7 2 25.8 5.4-67.9 5 74.2 32.1-94.6
45+ 99 92 92.3 84.4-96.4 7 7.7 3.6-15.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 40 32 73.7 54.9-86.6 8 26.3 13.4-45.1
Some College + 66 62 93.5 83.1-97.7 4 6.5 2.3-16.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 57 47 79.4 64.8-89.0 10 20.6 11.0-35.2
$50,000+ 43 41 91.5 71.5-97.9 2 8.5 2.1-28.5

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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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