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2010 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 3,565 2,971 78.4 76.3-80.5 594 21.6 19.5-23.7
-Wake County 195 162 76.2 66.8-83.6 33 23.8 16.4-33.2
RACE
White 162 144 84.6 76.0-90.4 18 15.4 9.6-24.0
Other 32 17 53.7 31.1-74.9 15 46.3 25.1-68.9
AGE
18-44 32 15 43.1 25.7-62.5 17 56.9 37.5-74.3
45+ 163 147 88.9 81.2-93.7 16 11.1 6.3-18.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 38 30 73.9 50.0-88.9 8 26.1 11.1-50.0
Some College + 157 132 77.0 66.6-84.9 25 23.0 15.1-33.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 71 57 73.3 53.6-86.7 14 26.7 13.3-46.4
$50,000+ 110 93 77.9 66.9-85.9 17 22.1 14.1-33.1

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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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