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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 176 158 89.7 83.7-93.7 18 10.3 6.3-16.3
RACE
White 135 126 93.1 86.9-96.5 9 6.9 3.5-13.1
Other 41 32 81.5 65.7-91.0 9 18.5 9.0-34.3
AGE
40-44 23 17 82.9 64.3-92.9 6 17.1 7.1-35.7
45+ 153 141 91.2 84.5-95.2 12 8.8 4.8-15.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 34 26 76.0 56.8-88.4 8 24.0 11.6-43.2
Some College + 142 132 93.5 87.9-96.6 10 6.5 3.4-12.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 44 38 84.8 67.4-93.8 6 15.2 6.2-32.6
$50,000+ 112 104 93.3 86.7-96.7 8 6.7 3.3-13.3

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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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