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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Onslow 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
-Onslow County 123 107 84.6 75.2-90.8 16 15.4 9.2-24.8
RACE
White 99 87 84.9 73.9-91.8 12 15.1 8.2-26.1
Other 22 18 82.0 58.3-93.7 4 18.0 6.3-41.7
AGE
40-44 16 9 54.1 29.5-76.9 7 45.9 23.1-70.5
45+ 107 98 92.0 84.6-96.0 9 8.0 4.0-15.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 42 32 74.9 57.3-86.9 10 25.1 13.1-42.7
Some College + 81 75 91.3 80.4-96.4 6 8.7 3.6-19.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 58 48 82.6 69.4-90.9 10 17.4 9.1-30.6
$50,000+ 55 49 84.3 68.0-93.1 6 15.7 6.9-32.0

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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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