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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wayne 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
-Wayne County 109 90 71.7 56.4-83.3 19 28.3 16.7-43.6
RACE
White 79 66 69.9 49.8-84.5 13 30.1 15.5-50.2
Other 30 24 75.3 53.0-89.2 6 24.7 10.8-47.0
AGE
40-44 8 4 27.8 7.5-64.6 4 72.2 35.4-92.5
45+ 101 86 81.5 70.2-89.2 15 18.5 10.8-29.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 57 44 61.7 40.8-78.9 13 38.3 21.1-59.2
Some College + 52 46 84.9 67.9-93.7 6 15.1 6.3-32.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 54 42 69.8 52.4-82.9 12 30.2 17.1-47.6
$50,000+ 46 41 72.9 43.5-90.4 5 27.1 9.6-56.5

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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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