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BRFSS Survey Results 2010 for South Carolina

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Prostate Cancer Screening

Have you ever had a digital rectal exam?*

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,894 2,331 75.6 72.8-78.2 563 24.4 21.8-27.2
GENDER
Male 2,894 2,331 75.6 72.8-78.2 563 24.4 21.8-27.2
RACE
White 1,996 1,673 77.9 74.5-81.0 323 22.1 19.0-25.5
African American 652 479 69.1 62.7-74.8 173 30.9 25.2-37.3
Other 140 103 73.4 59.8-83.7 37 26.6 16.3-40.2
HISPANIC
Yes 32 25 83.1 57.6-94.7 7 16.9 5.3-42.4
No 2,780 2,250 75.7 72.8-78.4 530 24.3 21.6-27.2
AGE
35-44 225 106 48.5 39.7-57.5 119 51.5 42.5-60.3
45-54 572 406 72.3 66.5-77.5 166 27.7 22.5-33.5
55-64 801 675 84.1 80.0-87.5 126 15.9 12.5-20.0
65+ 1,296 1,144 88.5 85.9-90.8 152 11.5 9.2-14.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 440 305 65.4 57.8-72.3 135 34.6 27.7-42.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 871 649 66.5 60.9-71.6 222 33.5 28.4-39.1
Some Post-H.S. 613 512 79.5 73.4-84.6 101 20.5 15.4-26.6
College Graduate 964 860 84.9 80.0-88.7 104 15.1 11.3-20.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 297 204 55.8 45.9-65.2 93 44.2 34.8-54.1
$15,000- $24,999 488 364 68.0 59.8-75.2 124 32.0 24.8-40.2
$25,000- $34,999 302 241 78.6 71.4-84.4 61 21.4 15.6-28.6
$35,000- $49,999 399 336 82.8 76.5-87.7 63 17.2 12.3-23.5
$50,000+ 1,047 903 80.1 75.5-84.0 144 19.9 16.0-24.5
REGION**
Region I 381 286 72.4 65.7-78.3 95 27.6 21.7-34.3
Region II 352 286 78.7 71.7-84.3 66 21.3 15.7-28.3
Region III 365 308 77.7 69.2-84.3 57 22.3 15.7-30.8
Region IV 344 259 72.7 65.9-78.5 85 27.3 21.5-34.1
Region V 372 298 75.9 69.5-81.4 74 24.1 18.6-30.5
Region VI 356 291 71.0 61.7-78.8 65 29.0 21.2-38.3
Region VII 346 278 74.7 66.1-81.7 68 25.3 18.3-33.9
Region VIII 378 325 78.6 71.6-84.3 53 21.4 15.7-28.4

*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.

** 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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