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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Johnston 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
-Johnston County 134 113 81.1 72.2-87.6 21 18.9 12.4-27.8
RACE
White 116 102 84.3 74.8-90.6 14 15.7 9.4-25.2
Other 17 11 63.8 37.2-84.0 6 36.2 16.0-62.8
AGE
40-44 15 5 36.0 15.6-63.2 10 64.0 36.8-84.4
45+ 119 108 90.2 82.5-94.8 11 9.8 5.2-17.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 58 47 76.7 61.7-87.1 11 23.3 12.9-38.3
Some College + 76 66 83.7 71.9-91.2 10 16.3 8.8-28.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 63 52 76.1 61.2-86.5 11 23.9 13.5-38.8
$50,000+ 61 53 84.9 72.0-92.5 8 15.1 7.5-28.0

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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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