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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 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 1,439 1,176 80.1 77.6-82.4 263 19.9 17.6-22.4
RACE
White 1,200 1,006 83.3 80.8-85.5 194 16.7 14.5-19.2
African American 204 148 71.6 64.0-78.1 56 28.4 21.9-36.0
Other 26 15 56.1 34.4-75.7 11 43.9 24.3-65.6
HISPANIC
Yes 27 22 80.1 58.7-91.9 5 19.9 8.1-41.3
No 1,400 1,145 80.2 77.6-82.5 255 19.8 17.5-22.4
AGE
40-44 219 137 61.0 53.4-68.1 82 39.0 31.9-46.6
45-54 453 351 76.6 71.9-80.8 102 23.4 19.2-28.1
55-64 336 305 90.6 86.5-93.5 31 9.4 6.5-13.5
65+ 431 383 88.9 85.1-91.8 48 11.1 8.2-14.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 172 113 61.7 53.0-69.7 59 38.3 30.3-47.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 368 286 77.5 72.1-82.0 82 22.5 18.0-27.9
Some Post-H.S. 358 296 80.9 75.6-85.3 62 19.1 14.7-24.4
College Graduate 539 480 88.8 85.5-91.4 59 11.2 8.6-14.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 134 90 62.2 51.4-71.9 44 37.8 28.1-48.6
$15,000- $24,999 189 142 71.6 63.2-78.7 47 28.4 21.3-36.8
$25,000- $34,999 153 121 76.3 67.6-83.3 32 23.7 16.7-32.4
$35,000- $49,999 245 202 80.9 74.6-85.9 43 19.1 14.1-25.4
$50,000+ 594 513 86.5 83.3-89.2 81 13.5 10.8-16.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 86 66 74.9 63.3-83.7 20 25.1 16.3-36.7
Appalachia II 155 126 80.1 71.9-86.4 29 19.9 13.6-28.1
Appalachia III 132 106 77.3 67.2-85.0 26 22.7 15.0-32.8
Catawba 91 74 80.8 70.2-88.3 17 19.2 11.7-29.8
Edisto Savannah 105 85 78.3 67.6-86.1 20 21.7 13.9-32.4
Low Country 86 77 87.2 76.4-93.5 9 12.8 6.5-23.6
Palmetto 237 202 83.6 76.9-88.7 35 16.4 11.3-23.1
Pee Dee 87 62 68.6 56.5-78.6 25 31.4 21.4-43.5
Trident 164 144 86.0 78.6-91.1 20 14.0 8.9-21.4
Upper Savannah 72 57 78.5 66.0-87.3 15 21.5 12.7-34.0
Waccamaw 145 116 77.3 68.5-84.2 29 22.7 15.8-31.5
Wateree 71 57 83.4 72.1-90.8 14 16.6 9.2-27.9

* 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

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