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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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 3,565 2,971 78.4 76.3-80.5 594 21.6 19.5-23.7
-Durham County 152 124 67.6 55.3-77.8 28 32.4 22.2-44.7
RACE
White 99 85 73.2 55.7-85.5 14 26.8 14.5-44.3
Other 53 39 61.6 43.7-76.9 14 38.4 23.1-56.3
AGE
18-44 18 8 34.8 15.8-60.3 10 65.2 39.7-84.2
45+ 134 116 79.7 67.5-88.2 18 20.3 11.8-32.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 38 28 53.5 32.4-73.5 10 46.5 26.5-67.6
Some College + 114 96 72.4 57.9-83.4 18 27.6 16.6-42.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 53 40 55.3 36.8-72.4 13 44.7 27.6-63.2
$50,000+ 89 75 73.3 56.3-85.3 14 26.7 14.7-43.7

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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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