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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Northeastern Partnership**

Prostate Cancer Screening

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 3,675 1,751 47.8 45.8-49.8 491 13.7 12.3-15.1 154 4.6 3.7- 5.5 319 8.0 7.0- 9.1 960 26.0 24.3-27.8
-Northeastern Partnership 258 126 44.9 37.9-52.1 33 12.1 8.4-17.0 11 5.1 2.7- 9.2 21 8.0 5.1-12.4 67 30.0 22.9-38.2
RACE
White 156 79 47.5 39.1-56.0 21 13.3 8.5-20.2 8 6.4 3.1-12.4 17 11.3 6.8-18.0 31 21.6 15.0-30.0
African American 99 46 42.0 30.3-54.6 12 10.7 5.8-18.8 3 3.3 0.9-11.2 4 3.5 1.2- 9.7 34 40.6 27.5-55.1
AGE
40-44 31 5 11.3 4.2-27.3 3 6.7 1.8-21.8 0 0.0 . - . 4 12.6 4.4-31.4 19 69.3 47.4-85.0
45-54 72 29 37.1 25.9-49.8 7 11.6 5.4-23.4 4 8.8 3.4-21.2 8 11.0 5.4-21.0 24 31.5 21.1-44.2
55-64 72 38 52.7 40.2-64.9 10 13.9 7.5-24.4 7 9.5 4.4-19.2 5 4.9 1.8-12.7 12 19.0 10.5-32.0
65-74 54 35 66.0 51.4-78.1 9 13.9 7.0-25.6 0 0.0 . - . 3 6.5 2.0-19.4 7 13.6 6.1-27.5
75+ 29 19 65.3 45.0-81.2 4 14.5 5.2-34.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.2 0.3-14.0 5 18.0 7.1-38.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 64 22 30.3 19.7-43.6 12 19.1 10.8-31.7 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7 6 9.8 4.1-21.4 23 39.6 27.2-53.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 86 41 40.0 27.9-53.5 9 9.8 4.7-19.4 5 6.4 2.4-15.6 5 5.2 2.0-12.9 26 38.6 24.4-55.1
Some Post-H.S. 48 25 51.4 36.6-66.0 4 6.9 2.5-17.7 3 8.9 2.9-23.9 5 10.6 4.2-24.0 11 22.2 12.0-37.3
College Graduate 60 38 62.1 48.1-74.4 8 13.1 6.4-25.0 2 3.4 0.9-12.8 5 8.4 3.3-19.9 7 12.9 5.6-26.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 33 14 38.2 22.7-56.6 5 18.3 7.6-37.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.0 1.0-15.0 12 39.4 23.3-58.3
$15,000- 24,999 45 22 36.0 20.5-55.2 5 10.7 4.1-25.1 1 3.0 0.4-18.7 3 4.7 1.4-14.9 14 45.6 24.8-68.2
$25,000- 34,999 35 14 42.3 26.1-60.3 5 11.3 4.5-25.7 2 3.8 0.9-14.2 2 4.9 1.2-18.0 12 37.6 22.1-56.2
$35,000- 49,999 36 19 46.8 30.3-64.0 2 5.4 1.3-19.7 2 8.1 1.8-29.5 6 17.1 7.4-34.6 7 22.6 10.9-41.1
$50,000-74,999 26 13 53.6 34.2-72.0 4 12.0 4.3-29.0 1 5.4 0.8-29.6 3 13.6 4.4-34.9 5 15.4 5.9-34.4
$75,000+ 32 18 53.4 34.8-71.1 6 19.7 8.5-39.4 3 10.7 3.4-28.9 2 4.9 1.1-19.8 3 11.3 3.2-33.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 102 54 52.8 42.1-63.2 14 14.0 8.0-23.4 3 3.3 1.0-10.4 10 10.7 5.5-19.7 21 19.2 12.2-28.9
No 148 70 43.2 34.9-51.9 17 10.6 6.5-16.8 8 6.7 3.3-13.2 11 7.1 3.8-12.8 42 32.5 24.6-41.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 53 53.0 42.0-63.7 15 16.3 9.7-26.2 3 4.3 1.4-12.9 7 6.8 3.1-14.3 17 19.6 12.0-30.3
Non-Veteran 162 72 40.0 31.4-49.3 18 9.8 6.0-15.7 8 5.5 2.6-11.1 14 8.7 5.0-14.9 50 36.0 26.3-46.9
Currently Serving 1 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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