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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Iredell 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
-Iredell County 114 94 79.2 68.4-87.0 20 20.8 13.0-31.6
RACE
White 100 85 81.6 69.7-89.6 15 18.4 10.4-30.3
Other 13 8 67.1 36.7-87.8 5 32.9 12.2-63.3
AGE
40-44 17 12 71.9 45.8-88.5 5 28.1 11.5-54.2
45+ 97 82 81.4 69.0-89.5 15 18.6 10.5-31.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 56 44 72.9 55.7-85.2 12 27.1 14.8-44.3
Some College + 56 48 84.4 70.1-92.6 8 15.6 7.4-29.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 49 37 71.9 54.6-84.5 12 28.1 15.5-45.4
$50,000+ 53 47 83.9 66.3-93.2 6 16.1 6.8-33.7

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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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