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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 159 133 82.6 75.0-88.3 26 17.4 11.7-25.0
RACE
White 117 98 82.4 73.3-88.9 19 17.6 11.1-26.7
Other 41 35 85.0 69.2-93.4 6 15.0 6.6-30.8
AGE
18-44 12 9 82.1 54.1-94.7 3 17.9 5.3-45.9
45+ 147 124 82.7 74.7-88.6 23 17.3 11.4-25.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 35 28 82.3 65.5-91.9 7 17.7 8.1-34.5
Some College + 123 104 82.6 73.4-89.1 19 17.4 10.9-26.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 52 41 77.6 62.5-87.8 11 22.4 12.2-37.5
$50,000+ 92 80 87.0 77.3-92.9 12 13.0 7.1-22.7

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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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