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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 111 96 83.8 73.5-90.6 15 16.2 9.4-26.5
RACE
White 94 82 86.2 76.0-92.5 12 13.8 7.5-24.0
Other 17 14 74.7 44.5-91.6 3 25.3 8.4-55.5
AGE
40-44 19 16 80.6 53.1-93.9 3 19.4 6.1-46.9
45+ 92 80 84.9 73.7-91.8 12 15.1 8.2-26.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 48 39 75.5 57.2-87.6 9 24.5 12.4-42.8
Some College + 63 57 89.9 77.9-95.7 6 10.1 4.3-22.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 46 38 76.2 56.8-88.7 8 23.8 11.3-43.2
$50,000+ 55 49 87.5 73.4-94.7 6 12.5 5.3-26.6

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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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