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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 141 120 78.4 68.1-86.0 21 21.6 14.0-31.9
RACE
White 129 110 78.5 67.5-86.5 19 21.5 13.5-32.5
Other 12 10 77.6 42.8-94.1 2 22.4 5.9-57.2
AGE
40-44 15 9 47.0 22.7-72.8 6 53.0 27.2-77.3
45+ 126 111 85.0 75.7-91.1 15 15.0 8.9-24.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 62 50 72.8 56.7-84.5 12 27.2 15.5-43.3
Some College + 79 70 83.3 69.3-91.7 9 16.7 8.3-30.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 68 55 72.4 56.6-84.1 13 27.6 15.9-43.4
$50,000+ 64 56 82.6 67.5-91.6 8 17.4 8.4-32.5

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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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