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Table 2 Proportion of men that underwent DRE, according to age groups and time elapsed since last examination

From: Digital rectal examination and its associated factors in the early detection of prostate cancer: a cross-sectional population-based study

Last examinationLess than one yearLess than two years and more than 1 yearBetween two and three yearsOver three years agoNever
Age groupProp (%) CI(%)Prop (%) CI(%)Prop (%) CI(%)Prop (%) CI(%)Prop (%) CI(%)
 40–4911.9(10.1–13.9)9.1(7.7–10.6)3.6(2.8–4.6)3.2(2.6–4.0)72.2(69.9–74.5)
 50–5922.3(19.8–25.0)15.2(13.3–17.3)6.0(4.9–7.4)8.0(6.5–9.8)48.5(45.6–51.4)
 60–6930.2(27.0–33.5)15.1(12.9–17.5)7.4(5.8–9.3)12.4(10.4–14.7)35.0(31.8–38.4)
 70–7926.0(22.0–30.4)14.0(11.1–17.5)6.6(4.7–9.2)23.7(19.6–28.4)29.8(25.7–34.2)
 80 or more21.4(15.8–28.4)13.1(8.4–19.7)5.1(3.0–8.6)26.7(21.0–33.3)33.7(26.7–41.6)
 Total20.5(19.2–21.9)12.8(12.0–13.9)5.5(4.9–6.1)9.6(8.6–10.6)51.7(50.1–53.3)