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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 122 101 81.0 71.8-87.7 21 19.0 12.3-28.2
RACE
White 79 68 83.1 70.8-90.8 11 16.9 9.2-29.2
Other 41 31 77.1 60.9-87.9 10 22.9 12.1-39.1
AGE
40-44 16 11 76.2 51.4-90.6 5 23.8 9.4-48.6
45+ 106 90 82.1 71.8-89.2 16 17.9 10.8-28.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 49 39 76.5 60.7-87.3 10 23.5 12.7-39.3
Some College + 72 61 83.4 71.2-91.1 11 16.6 8.9-28.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 62 46 70.3 55.8-81.6 16 29.7 18.4-44.2
$50,000+ 53 49 91.6 78.6-97.0 4 8.4 3.0-21.4

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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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