Search Disclaimer SC DHEC Home Health Services Contact Us Health Topics A to Z

BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

TO PRINT WIDE TABLES USE LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION

Prostate Cancer Screening

Have you ever had a digital rectal exam?

Back to Prostate Cancer Screening . Select a different topic for South Carolina:
  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,963 2,425 80.2 77.8-82.4 538 19.8 17.6-22.2
GENDER
Male 2,963 2,425 80.2 77.8-82.4 538 19.8 17.6-22.2
RACE
White 2,111 1,802 83.8 81.2-86.1 309 16.2 13.9-18.8
African American 626 464 72.3 66.1-77.8 162 27.7 22.2-33.9
Other 134 92 66.7 53.2-77.9 42 33.3 22.1-46.8
HISPANIC
Yes 44 34 81.7 62.3-92.3 10 18.3 7.7-37.7
No 2,843 2,337 80.2 77.7-82.5 506 19.8 17.5-22.3
AGE
35-44 300 163 56.4 48.3-64.1 137 43.6 35.9-51.7
45-54 714 551 81.4 77.2-85.0 163 18.6 15.0-22.8
55-64 788 686 87.9 83.6-91.2 102 12.1 8.8-16.4
65+ 1,161 1,025 86.9 83.9-89.5 136 13.1 10.5-16.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 427 313 68.2 61.0-74.6 114 31.8 25.4-39.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 918 706 74.0 69.1-78.4 212 26.0 21.6-30.9
Some Post-H.S. 620 521 84.6 79.6-88.6 99 15.4 11.4-20.4
College Graduate 993 881 87.0 83.2-90.0 112 13.0 10.0-16.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 275 186 62.7 53.8-70.8 89 37.3 29.2-46.2
$15,000- $24,999 451 343 71.1 63.5-77.6 108 28.9 22.4-36.5
$25,000- $34,999 301 245 80.4 71.7-86.9 56 19.6 13.1-28.3
$35,000- $49,999 429 357 79.4 71.0-85.8 72 20.6 14.2-29.0
$50,000+ 1,195 1,042 85.4 82.1-88.1 153 14.6 11.9-17.9
Health District**
Appalachia I 159 134 82.4 73.9-88.6 25 17.6 11.4-26.1
Appalachia II 194 156 82.5 74.4-88.4 38 17.5 11.6-25.6
Appalachia III 162 128 77.0 65.8-85.3 34 23.0 14.7-34.2
Catawba 76 68 84.8 69.7-93.2 8 15.2 6.8-30.3
Edisto Savannah 361 289 77.4 71.5-82.4 72 22.6 17.6-28.5
Low Country 356 288 77.2 71.2-82.2 68 22.8 17.8-28.8
Palmetto 309 273 85.8 78.0-91.1 36 14.2 8.9-22.0
Pee Dee 160 122 72.1 61.6-80.6 38 27.9 19.4-38.4
Trident 345 290 81.7 74.5-87.2 55 18.3 12.8-25.5
Upper Savannah 292 238 79.6 68.9-87.3 54 20.4 12.7-31.1
Waccamaw 372 300 72.6 65.6-78.6 72 27.4 21.4-34.4
Wateree 150 123 82.9 73.2-89.6 27 17.1 10.4-26.8
Region***
Region I 451 372 81.3 74.9-86.4 79 18.7 13.6-25.1
Region II 356 284 80.3 73.9-85.4 72 19.7 14.6-26.1
Region III 385 341 85.4 78.6-90.4 44 14.6 9.6-21.4
Region IV 310 245 76.7 69.4-82.6 65 23.3 17.4-30.6
Region V 361 289 77.4 71.5-82.4 72 22.6 17.6-28.5
Region VI 372 300 72.6 65.6-78.6 72 27.4 21.4-34.4
Region VII 345 290 81.7 74.5-87.2 55 18.3 12.8-25.5
Region VIII 356 288 77.2 71.2-82.2 68 22.8 17.8-28.8

*This question was asked of men over 40.
*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.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. 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

BRFSS Home

This page was generated on 15JUL09.