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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

How long has it been since you had your last digital rectal exam?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,592 2,375 48.7 46.8-50.6 572 13.5 12.2-14.8 257 5.5 4.7- 6.5 601 12.9 11.7-14.3 787 19.3 17.8-21.0
RACE
White 3,796 1,995 49.7 47.7-51.7 477 13.7 12.3-15.1 211 5.8 4.9- 6.9 525 14.2 12.8-15.7 588 16.6 15.1-18.2
African American 545 297 52.5 47.0-57.8 69 13.6 10.2-17.8 32 5.2 3.4- 7.8 54 10.0 6.9-14.2 93 18.8 15.0-23.3
Asian 17 4 21.7 7.3-49.4 3 20.4 4.7-57.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 6.2 0.8-34.0 9 51.7 25.0-77.4
Native American 92 37 39.8 26.7-54.5 7 9.0 3.5-21.5 9 9.8 4.1-21.6 10 11.5 5.2-23.2 29 29.9 18.9-43.9
Other Minorities 126 36 27.1 18.7-37.6 14 11.4 5.1-23.4 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0 8 3.8 1.7- 8.1 65 57.2 45.6-68.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 97 29 29.7 19.9-41.8 10 6.4 2.9-13.8 4 2.8 1.0- 7.9 5 3.5 1.4- 8.4 49 57.6 45.2-69.1
-English Speaking 37 15 45.7 27.9-64.7 5 7.5 2.4-21.6 4 10.6 3.7-27.1 5 13.1 5.3-28.9 8 23.1 11.1-41.9
-Spanish Speaking 60 14 24.0 13.7-38.5 5 6.1 2.1-16.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 41 70.0 55.0-81.6
Non-Hispanic 4,484 2,340 49.4 47.5-51.3 562 13.8 12.4-15.2 253 5.7 4.8- 6.6 593 13.3 12.0-14.7 736 17.9 16.4-19.4
AGE
40-44 498 133 31.8 27.0-37.1 58 11.8 8.6-15.9 30 5.1 3.3- 7.7 77 13.4 10.3-17.1 200 37.9 32.9-43.2
45-54 1,159 455 41.1 37.5-44.8 167 15.0 12.7-17.8 80 6.7 5.1- 8.8 182 14.9 12.4-17.8 275 22.2 19.4-25.3
55-64 1,325 748 56.4 53.0-59.8 171 15.4 12.9-18.4 68 4.6 3.5- 6.1 168 11.5 9.6-13.6 170 12.0 10.1-14.4
65-74 970 644 65.7 62.0-69.3 108 10.4 8.4-12.8 52 6.2 4.4- 8.6 95 9.8 7.8-12.3 71 7.9 6.0-10.4
75+ 640 395 60.8 55.9-65.6 68 10.7 8.2-13.9 27 3.8 2.4- 6.0 79 13.8 10.4-18.0 71 10.8 8.0-14.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 654 274 35.4 30.9-40.1 72 10.4 7.9-13.5 43 5.8 4.1- 8.3 92 13.2 10.2-16.9 173 35.2 30.1-40.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,372 678 45.7 42.2-49.3 168 12.9 10.6-15.6 65 4.6 3.4- 6.2 173 12.7 10.3-15.5 288 24.1 21.0-27.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,049 540 51.3 47.3-55.2 143 14.9 12.3-18.0 73 6.3 4.6- 8.5 126 11.8 9.5-14.4 167 15.7 13.2-18.7
College Graduate 1,511 878 54.6 51.4-57.8 188 14.1 11.9-16.7 76 5.8 4.4- 7.6 210 13.8 11.8-16.2 159 11.6 9.7-13.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 410 143 28.4 23.2-34.3 49 11.3 8.1-15.4 27 6.1 3.8- 9.6 68 16.3 12.0-21.8 123 37.9 31.3-45.0
$15,000- 24,999 694 310 39.9 35.2-44.8 75 11.2 8.5-14.5 39 5.4 3.7- 8.0 106 15.3 11.7-19.7 164 28.2 23.6-33.4
$25,000- 34,999 505 247 45.6 40.0-51.4 67 14.7 10.5-20.2 31 5.6 3.6- 8.7 69 11.4 8.5-15.1 91 22.6 17.9-28.2
$35,000- 49,999 699 379 52.6 47.7-57.4 77 11.5 8.7-14.9 37 3.9 2.7- 5.7 79 10.7 7.9-14.4 127 21.4 17.5-25.8
$50,000-74,999 728 419 51.9 47.1-56.6 91 13.8 10.8-17.5 35 5.8 3.8- 8.9 95 14.7 11.6-18.3 88 13.8 10.8-17.4
$75,000+ 1,172 679 55.8 52.2-59.3 163 14.8 12.4-17.5 70 6.6 4.9- 8.6 140 11.9 9.8-14.4 120 11.0 9.0-13.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,840 976 50.6 47.5-53.7 211 12.2 10.3-14.4 103 5.8 4.5- 7.3 259 14.0 12.0-16.3 291 17.4 15.2-20.0
No 2,650 1,360 48.2 45.7-50.6 349 14.2 12.5-16.0 145 5.3 4.3- 6.5 328 12.2 10.7-14.0 468 20.2 18.2-22.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,918 1,158 58.4 55.5-61.2 246 14.2 12.3-16.3 106 5.5 4.3- 6.9 221 11.7 9.9-13.8 187 10.3 8.6-12.3
Non-Veteran 2,669 1,215 43.3 40.8-45.7 326 13.1 11.4-14.9 151 5.6 4.6- 6.8 380 13.7 12.0-15.4 597 24.4 22.3-26.7

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*This question was asked only of those who reported having a DRE and those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^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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