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?*
Kentucky BRFSS 2002


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1528 874  57.2  (53.6-60.7) 654  42.8  (39.3-46.4)
     GENDER      
Male 1528 874  57.2  (53.6-60.7) 654  42.8  (39.3-46.4)
Female    0    
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 1430 816  56.9  (53.2-60.5) 614  43.1  (39.5-46.8)
African American/NH   41  23  56.1  (36.0-74.4)  18  43.9  (25.6-64.0)
       AGE      
40-44  235  87  36.0  (28.2-44.5) 148  64.0  (55.5-71.8)
45-54  479 240  51.2  (44.6-57.8) 239  48.8  (42.2-55.4)
55-64  359 229  66.9  (59.6-73.6) 130  33.1  (26.4-40.4)
65+  455 318  73.6  (68.4-78.2) 137  26.4  (21.8-31.6)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S.  391 189  46.3  (39.7-53.0) 202  53.7  (47.0-60.3)
H.S. or G.E.D.  594 316  53.5  (47.8-59.2) 278  46.5  (40.8-52.2)
Some Post-H.S.  288 178  62.6  (54.6-70.0) 110  37.4  (30.0-45.4)
College Graduate  253 190  71.2  (61.8-79.1)  63  28.8  (20.9-38.2)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000  190  96  46.5  (37.0-56.3)  94  53.5  (43.7-63.0)
$15,000- 24,999  229 107  48.8  (39.7-57.9) 122  51.2  (42.1-60.3)
$25,000- 34,999  140  83  56.0  (44.8-66.6)  57  44.0  (33.4-55.2)
$35,000- 49,999  217 134  60.8  (52.9-68.2)  83  39.2  (31.8-47.1)
$50,000 - 74,999  183 107  59.6  (49.3-69.0)  76  40.4  (31.0-50.7)
$75,000 +  138  99  67.3  (54.3-78.2)  39  32.7  (21.8-45.7)

*Asked only to males age 40 and older
#Use caution in interpreting data for total respondents less than 50. N = Cell Size, NH = Non-Hispanic, %
= Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.
Unless stated differently above, Missing, 'Don't know', and Refused responses are excluded.