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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Robeson 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
-Robeson County 103 73 63.5 51.0-74.5 30 36.5 25.5-49.0
RACE
White 34 27 78.7 59.6-90.3 7 21.3 9.7-40.4
Other 69 46 57.4 42.3-71.2 23 42.6 28.8-57.7
AGE
40-44 11 5 56.8 26.3-82.9 6 43.2 17.1-73.7
45+ 92 68 64.9 51.1-76.5 24 35.1 23.5-48.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 70 51 64.5 48.8-77.6 19 35.5 22.4-51.2
Some College + 33 22 61.5 40.2-79.2 11 38.5 20.8-59.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 70 47 58.4 43.4-72.0 23 41.6 28.0-56.6
$50,000+ 15 11 69.5 38.9-89.1 4 30.5 10.9-61.1

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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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