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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 129 104 77.7 68.0-85.1 25 22.3 14.9-32.0
RACE
White 117 96 79.3 69.2-86.8 21 20.7 13.2-30.8
Other 12 8 68.0 36.5-88.7 4 32.0 11.3-63.5
AGE
40-44 13 9 62.7 33.2-85.0 4 37.3 15.0-66.8
45+ 116 95 81.1 71.9-87.8 21 18.9 12.2-28.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 63 49 76.3 62.5-86.1 14 23.7 13.9-37.5
Some College + 66 55 79.0 64.0-88.9 11 21.0 11.1-36.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 77 58 72.8 60.0-82.7 19 27.2 17.3-40.0
$50,000+ 43 38 84.9 65.5-94.3 5 15.1 5.7-34.5

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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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