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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Guilford 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
-Guilford County 122 101 79.7 69.1-87.3 21 20.3 12.7-30.9
RACE
White 100 87 87.9 79.1-93.3 13 12.1 6.7-20.9
Other 22 14 63.8 40.8-81.8 8 36.2 18.2-59.2
AGE
40-44 12 7 55.3 26.3-81.1 5 44.7 18.9-73.7
45+ 110 94 84.3 74.0-91.0 16 15.7 9.0-26.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 51 40 70.6 51.4-84.4 11 29.4 15.6-48.6
Some College + 71 61 85.3 73.4-92.4 10 14.7 7.6-26.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 60 46 67.7 50.5-81.2 14 32.3 18.8-49.5
$50,000+ 54 49 90.2 77.1-96.2 5 9.8 3.8-22.9

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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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