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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males, Age 40+)

How long has it been since you had your last digital rectal exam?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,519 1,787 47.0 44.6-49.4 430 11.5 10.0-13.2 215 6.2 5.1- 7.5 493 13.5 12.0-15.2 594 21.8 19.8-24.0
-Eastern NC 809 397 47.3 42.1-52.5 103 11.2 8.2-15.1 50 6.2 3.9- 9.5 113 12.8 9.8-16.5 146 22.6 18.4-27.4
RACE
White 568 281 46.8 40.7-52.9 76 12.8 9.0-18.1 34 5.3 3.2- 8.6 85 14.9 11.0-19.8 92 20.2 15.6-25.7
African American 177 91 51.6 40.2-62.8 17 6.9 3.5-13.0 14 9.5 3.9-21.3 19 6.9 3.6-12.7 36 25.1 16.3-36.5
Other Minorities 60 24 35.1 21.1-52.3 9 7.9 3.7-16.1 2 2.3 0.5-10.1 9 12.4 5.9-24.1 16 42.4 25.9-60.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 24 4 7.7 2.1-24.2 2 18.6 3.9-56.3 1 1.4 0.2- 9.8 4 11.7 3.9-30.6 13 60.6 33.6-82.3
Non-Hispanic 784 393 48.6 43.3-53.9 100 10.9 7.9-14.8 49 6.3 4.0- 9.8 109 12.8 9.8-16.6 133 21.4 17.2-26.3
AGE
40-44 79 15 14.0 6.6-27.2 9 14.6 5.5-33.5 6 10.4 3.3-28.6 8 9.8 3.9-22.5 41 51.3 35.7-66.6
45-54 204 72 43.6 34.0-53.7 24 10.4 6.1-17.2 12 2.3 1.2- 4.4 35 14.3 8.9-22.1 61 29.3 21.6-38.4
55-64 233 125 53.2 43.6-62.5 34 12.3 7.6-19.4 16 9.7 5.2-17.4 30 14.3 8.7-22.7 28 10.5 6.0-17.7
65+ 293 185 68.3 60.6-75.0 36 8.8 5.8-13.1 16 4.5 2.3- 8.6 40 11.4 7.6-16.8 16 7.0 3.4-13.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 120 51 32.3 22.1-44.5 15 10.0 4.8-19.6 5 3.9 1.0-14.2 16 13.4 6.8-24.6 33 40.4 28.2-53.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 235 103 45.7 36.2-55.5 28 11.4 6.8-18.6 20 6.7 3.6-12.1 36 15.0 9.3-23.1 48 21.2 14.8-29.5
Some Post-H.S. 183 77 36.8 27.2-47.6 29 16.2 8.8-27.9 10 8.7 3.5-20.1 36 16.1 10.0-25.0 31 22.1 13.8-33.4
College Graduate 271 166 62.6 53.8-70.6 31 7.4 4.5-12.0 15 4.5 2.1- 9.5 25 8.1 4.6-13.9 34 17.3 11.2-25.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 75 25 29.2 15.9-47.3 8 5.9 2.5-13.2 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4 7 7.6 2.7-19.8 32 56.4 37.6-73.5
$15,000- 24,999 143 62 38.0 27.1-50.2 17 8.6 4.5-15.8 10 9.4 2.7-27.8 31 17.4 10.0-28.7 23 26.6 16.4-39.9
$25,000- 34,999 95 47 47.1 32.6-62.1 14 10.5 4.7-21.6 4 6.0 2.0-16.8 12 14.9 6.9-29.1 18 21.5 12.1-35.4
$35,000- 49,999 95 48 53.4 39.1-67.1 10 6.6 3.2-13.2 8 6.7 2.5-16.9 11 7.2 3.6-13.6 18 26.1 15.1-41.3
$50,000-74,999 111 55 44.2 32.2-57.0 16 13.0 6.6-23.8 10 10.6 4.3-24.0 14 14.9 7.5-27.7 16 17.2 9.2-29.9
$75,000+ 204 115 56.6 46.2-66.6 32 16.3 9.0-27.5 9 3.6 1.6- 7.8 26 10.8 6.3-17.9 22 12.7 7.4-21.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 348 182 48.6 41.0-56.3 45 9.8 6.4-14.7 16 4.4 2.2- 8.4 52 16.7 11.4-23.7 53 20.5 14.4-28.4
No 435 207 47.2 40.0-54.4 56 12.6 8.2-18.9 32 7.1 3.9-12.6 59 10.1 7.0-14.3 81 23.0 17.6-29.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 342 189 55.2 47.4-62.8 51 11.4 7.8-16.5 21 7.7 3.6-15.5 47 12.8 8.7-18.4 34 12.9 8.6-18.8
Non-Veteran 467 208 42.1 35.5-49.1 52 11.1 7.0-17.0 29 5.2 3.1- 8.5 66 12.8 8.9-18.0 112 28.8 22.8-35.7

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*This question was asked only of those who reported having a DRE and those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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