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BRFSS Survey Results 2004 for South Carolina

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Prostate Cancer Screening

A digital rectal exam is an exam in which a doctor, nurse, or other health professional places a gloved finger into the rectum to feel the size, shape, and hardness of the prostate gland.
Have you ever had a digital rectal exam?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,913 1,599 82.0 79.8-84.0 314 18.0 16.0-20.2
RACE
White 1,595 1,351 83.5 81.4-85.5 244 16.5 14.5-18.6
African American 263 207 78.5 72.1-83.7 56 21.5 16.3-27.9
Other 37 25 66.5 46.8-81.8 12 33.5 18.2-53.2
HISPANIC
Yes 20 14 75.3 51.5-89.7 6 24.7 10.3-48.5
No 1,873 1,569 82.2 80.0-84.2 304 17.8 15.8-20.0
AGE
40-44 239 149 64.5 57.6-70.8 90 35.5 29.2-42.4
45-54 560 447 80.6 76.6-84.1 113 19.4 15.9-23.4
55-64 543 493 90.7 87.6-93.1 50 9.3 6.9-12.4
65+ 571 510 88.3 84.4-91.3 61 11.7 8.7-15.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 219 153 70.9 63.4-77.4 66 29.1 22.6-36.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 540 425 77.9 73.6-81.6 115 22.1 18.4-26.4
Some Post-H.S. 437 368 80.9 75.8-85.2 69 19.1 14.8-24.2
College Graduate 715 651 90.1 87.1-92.6 64 9.9 7.4-12.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 169 124 69.8 60.6-77.6 45 30.2 22.4-39.4
$15,000- $24,999 275 225 81.6 75.4-86.5 50 18.4 13.5-24.6
$25,000- $34,999 207 169 79.6 72.2-85.4 38 20.4 14.6-27.8
$35,000- $49,999 311 256 79.3 73.5-84.2 55 20.7 15.8-26.5
$50,000+ 760 673 87.1 83.9-89.7 87 12.9 10.3-16.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 113 97 86.7 78.8-92.0 16 13.3 8.0-21.2
Appalachia II 225 189 82.8 76.4-87.8 36 17.2 12.2-23.6
Appalachia III 142 108 74.9 66.3-81.8 34 25.1 18.2-33.7
Catawba 126 97 75.5 65.7-83.3 29 24.5 16.7-34.3
Edisto Savannah 173 143 82.5 74.9-88.2 30 17.5 11.8-25.1
Low Country 105 95 91.5 84.2-95.6 10 8.5 4.4-15.8
Palmetto 285 249 84.5 78.0-89.3 36 15.5 10.7-22.0
Pee Dee 113 87 73.4 62.4-82.1 26 26.6 17.9-37.6
Trident 235 207 86.2 79.8-90.8 28 13.8 9.2-20.2
Upper Savannah 101 83 80.9 70.7-88.1 18 19.1 11.9-29.3
Waccamaw 177 150 78.7 69.4-85.8 27 21.3 14.2-30.6
Wateree 100 83 86.2 77.7-91.7 17 13.8 8.3-22.3
Region***
Region I 214 180 84.0 77.9-88.6 34 16.0 11.4-22.1
Region II 367 297 79.7 74.7-83.9 70 20.3 16.1-25.3
Region III 411 346 81.5 76.3-85.8 65 18.5 14.2-23.7
Region IV 213 170 79.5 72.4-85.1 43 20.5 14.9-27.6
Region V 173 143 82.5 74.9-88.2 30 17.5 11.8-25.1
Region VI 177 150 78.7 69.4-85.8 27 21.3 14.2-30.6
Region VII 235 207 86.2 79.8-90.8 28 13.8 9.2-20.2
Region VIII 105 95 91.5 84.2-95.6 10 8.5 4.4-15.8

* This question was asked only of male respondents who reported being aged 40 and older.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Palmetto: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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