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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 220 186 79.1 71.5-85.1 34 20.9 14.9-28.5
RACE
White 167 147 85.3 77.7-90.6 20 14.7 9.4-22.3
Other 53 39 68.1 52.3-80.6 14 31.9 19.4-47.7
AGE
40-44 30 23 70.8 49.3-85.8 7 29.2 14.2-50.7
45+ 190 163 81.5 73.9-87.3 27 18.5 12.7-26.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 55 39 65.7 49.1-79.2 16 34.3 20.8-50.9
Some College + 165 147 84.8 76.8-90.4 18 15.2 9.6-23.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 84 66 68.3 53.9-79.8 18 31.7 20.2-46.1
$50,000+ 113 101 87.7 79.1-93.1 12 12.3 6.9-20.9

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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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