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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Prostate Cancer Screening

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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 708 576 81.7 78.4-84.6 132 18.3 15.4-21.6
RACE
White 564 468 83.7 80.1-86.7 96 16.3 13.3-19.9
African American 115 84 73.4 63.8-81.2 31 26.6 18.8-36.2
Other Minorities 21 17 82.8 60.6-93.8 4 17.2 6.2-39.4
HISPANIC
Yes 15 8 65.7 39.0-85.1 7 34.3 14.9-61.0
No 688 563 82.1 78.7-85.0 125 17.9 15.0-21.3
AGE
40-44 122 89 72.0 62.5-79.9 33 28.0 20.1-37.5
45-54 230 177 79.1 73.0-84.1 53 20.9 15.9-27.0
55-64 180 152 86.0 79.8-90.5 28 14.0 9.5-20.2
65+ 176 158 88.8 82.3-93.1 18 11.2 6.9-17.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 107 73 71.1 60.9-79.6 34 28.9 20.4-39.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 178 131 75.0 67.5-81.2 47 25.0 18.8-32.5
Some Post-H.S. 171 146 86.7 80.6-91.1 25 13.3 8.9-19.4
College Graduate 251 225 88.9 83.8-92.6 26 11.1 7.4-16.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 57 42 78.8 65.8-87.8 15 21.2 12.2-34.2
$15,000- 24,999 90 67 74.7 63.7-83.3 23 25.3 16.7-36.3
$25,000- 34,999 84 57 68.0 55.9-78.1 27 32.0 21.9-44.1
$35,000- 49,999 119 99 83.1 74.4-89.3 20 16.9 10.7-25.6
$50,000+ 271 240 88.4 83.6-92.0 31 11.6 8.0-16.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 54 42 70.6 54.1-83.0 12 29.4 17.0-45.9
Appalachia II 94 73 78.6 68.5-86.2 21 21.4 13.8-31.5
Appalachia III 49 43 87.0 73.5-94.1 6 13.0 5.9-26.5
Catawba 50 37 75.8 61.0-86.2 13 24.2 13.8-39.0
Edisto 15 15 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Low Country 44 39 89.1 74.9-95.7 5 10.9 4.3-25.1
Palmetto 101 84 84.2 75.3-90.3 17 15.8 9.7-24.7
Pee Dee 51 38 80.8 67.6-89.4 13 19.2 10.6-32.4
Savannah 33 30 90.6 73.3-97.2 3 9.4 2.8-26.7
Trident 75 65 88.9 79.7-94.2 10 11.1 5.8-20.3
Upper Savannah 38 27 69.0 50.9-82.8 11 31.0 17.2-49.1
Waccamaw 54 45 82.5 68.1-91.3 9 17.5 8.7-31.9
Wateree 43 33 76.8 60.5-87.7 10 23.2 12.3-39.5

* This question was asked only of male respondents who reported being age 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 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
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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