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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 142 120 79.3 68.8-87.0 22 20.7 13.0-31.2
RACE
White 121 104 82.5 71.5-89.9 17 17.5 10.1-28.5
Other 21 16 70.4 43.4-88.1 5 29.6 11.9-56.6
AGE
40-44 15 9 60.8 31.3-84.0 6 39.2 16.0-68.7
45+ 127 111 82.6 71.5-90.0 16 17.4 10.0-28.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 75 59 73.5 58.7-84.4 16 26.5 15.6-41.3
Some College + 67 61 86.8 69.2-95.1 6 13.2 4.9-30.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 83 69 73.0 58.0-84.1 14 27.0 15.9-42.0
$50,000+ 48 42 89.8 77.2-95.8 6 10.2 4.2-22.8

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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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