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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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
-Orange County 123 98 72.0 61.1-80.8 25 28.0 19.2-38.9
RACE
White 103 87 78.3 66.9-86.6 16 21.7 13.4-33.1
Other 20 11 48.5 25.5-72.2 9 51.5 27.8-74.5
AGE
40-44 7 4 62.1 24.8-89.1 3 37.9 10.9-75.2
45+ 116 94 73.0 61.6-81.9 22 27.0 18.1-38.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 25 15 51.0 30.3-71.4 10 49.0 28.6-69.7
Some College + 98 83 77.2 64.7-86.3 15 22.8 13.7-35.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 45 35 65.1 45.9-80.4 10 34.9 19.6-54.1
$50,000+ 69 56 75.1 60.8-85.5 13 24.9 14.5-39.2

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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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