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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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
-Cabarrus County 111 92 79.7 69.0-87.4 19 20.3 12.6-31.0
RACE
White 100 85 83.3 72.9-90.2 15 16.7 9.8-27.1
Other 11 7 61.3 29.1-85.9 4 38.7 14.1-70.9
AGE
40-44 17 10 51.4 28.3-73.9 7 48.6 26.1-71.7
45+ 94 82 86.6 75.3-93.3 12 13.4 6.7-24.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 51 42 79.8 61.5-90.7 9 20.2 9.3-38.5
Some College + 59 49 79.5 65.2-89.0 10 20.5 11.0-34.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 47 40 86.2 71.2-94.1 7 13.8 5.9-28.8
$50,000+ 49 43 86.5 72.7-93.9 6 13.5 6.1-27.3

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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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