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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 119 98 81.3 71.5-88.2 21 18.7 11.8-28.5
RACE
White 103 86 82.4 72.5-89.3 17 17.6 10.7-27.5
Other 15 11 73.3 39.0-92.2 4 26.7 7.8-61.0
AGE
40-44 9 3 39.3 13.2-73.5 6 60.7 26.5-86.8
45+ 110 95 87.6 79.1-92.9 15 12.4 7.1-20.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 32 24 75.1 54.5-88.4 8 24.9 11.6-45.5
Some College + 87 74 83.3 71.7-90.7 13 16.7 9.3-28.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 51 39 77.6 62.2-87.9 12 22.4 12.1-37.8
$50,000+ 56 50 85.3 69.7-93.6 6 14.7 6.4-30.3

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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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