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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 104 89 86.1 76.5-92.2 15 13.9 7.8-23.5
RACE
White 68 59 88.7 78.6-94.4 9 11.3 5.6-21.4
Other 35 29 82.9 64.7-92.8 6 17.1 7.2-35.3
AGE
40-44 17 14 86.4 60.5-96.3 3 13.6 3.7-39.5
45+ 87 75 86.0 75.3-92.5 12 14.0 7.5-24.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 28 23 81.5 59.3-93.1 5 18.5 6.9-40.7
Some College + 76 66 88.3 77.7-94.2 10 11.7 5.8-22.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 39 30 75.4 55.7-88.2 9 24.6 11.8-44.3
$50,000+ 60 54 90.8 78.7-96.3 6 9.2 3.7-21.3

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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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