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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 133 104 77.3 68.1-84.5 29 22.7 15.5-31.9
RACE
White 124 97 77.3 67.7-84.7 27 22.7 15.3-32.3
Other 8 6 75.1 36.6-94.1 2 24.9 5.9-63.4
AGE
40-44 11 7 59.3 29.4-83.5 4 40.7 16.5-70.6
45+ 122 97 80.4 71.6-87.0 25 19.6 13.0-28.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 81 61 72.2 59.3-82.2 20 27.8 17.8-40.7
Some College + 52 43 85.6 73.4-92.7 9 14.4 7.3-26.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 76 58 75.6 62.9-85.0 18 24.4 15.0-37.1
$50,000+ 45 39 85.4 69.8-93.7 6 14.6 6.3-30.2

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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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