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


Geographic
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)
       ADDs      
Barren River   93  51  50.7  (38.4-62.8)  42  49.3  (37.2-61.6)
Big Sandy   87  35  38.4  (28.0-50.0)  52  61.6  (50.0-72.0)
Bluegrass  107  66  57.5  (46.3-68.0)  41  42.5  (32.0-53.7)
Buffalo Trace   92  57  54.0  (40.6-66.9)  35  46.0  (33.1-59.4)
Cumberland Valley   96  52  54.9  (43.7-65.7)  44  45.1  (34.3-56.3)
FIVCO   93  51  50.9  (39.0-62.7)  42  49.1  (37.3-61.0)
Gateway  111  58  53.0  (41.6-64.1)  53  47.0  (35.9-58.4)
Green River  108  63  54.6  (43.9-64.9)  45  45.4  (35.1-56.1)
Kentucky River  103  56  50.3  (39.4-61.2)  47  49.7  (38.8-60.6)
KIPDA  111  72  64.1  (53.2-73.8)  39  35.9  (26.2-46.8)
Lake Cumberland  101  52  50.4  (39.0-61.8)  49  49.6  (38.2-61.0)
Lincoln Trail  107  70  64.8  (54.4-73.9)  37  35.2  (26.1-45.6)
Northern Kentucky  110  65  57.0  (45.7-67.5)  45  43.0  (32.5-54.3)
Pennyrile   96  64  67.5  (56.5-76.8)  32  32.5  (23.2-43.5)
Purchase  113  62  55.8  (45.5-65.6)  51  44.2  (34.4-54.5)

*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.