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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Pitt 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
-Pitt County 94 80 80.7 66.6-89.8 14 19.3 10.2-33.4
RACE
White 76 67 88.1 77.3-94.1 9 11.9 5.9-22.7
Other 17 12 61.2 29.5-85.6 5 38.8 14.4-70.5
AGE
40-44 14 10 80.2 53.6-93.4 4 19.8 6.6-46.4
45+ 80 70 80.9 63.3-91.2 10 19.1 8.8-36.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 32 25 70.5 42.7-88.4 7 29.5 11.6-57.3
Some College + 61 54 87.1 74.5-93.9 7 12.9 6.1-25.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 41 32 71.5 47.5-87.5 9 28.5 12.5-52.5
$50,000+ 46 42 88.4 73.0-95.6 4 11.6 4.4-27.0

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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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