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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Oral Health

How long has it been since you had your teeth cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist?*

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  Total
Respond.#
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5 or more years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,447 4,046 71.0 68.9-72.9 575 10.6 9.4-11.9 327 8.0 6.8- 9.5 425 8.9 7.7-10.2 74 1.5 1.1- 2.1
GENDER
Male 2,099 1,496 66.9 63.7-70.0 233 11.7 9.8-13.9 143 9.5 7.5-12.0 194 10.3 8.4-12.6 33 1.6 1.0- 2.5
Female 3,348 2,550 74.7 72.2-77.0 342 9.7 8.3-11.2 184 6.7 5.3- 8.4 231 7.5 6.2- 9.1 41 1.5 0.9- 2.3
RACE
White 4,138 3,201 74.0 71.7-76.2 394 9.6 8.4-11.1 216 7.2 5.8- 8.9 290 8.2 6.9- 9.8 37 0.9 0.6- 1.5
African American 990 631 59.7 54.9-64.3 143 15.6 12.3-19.6 84 10.6 7.9-14.1 105 10.9 8.3-14.2 27 3.2 1.9- 5.3
Other Minorities 239 160 71.0 61.6-78.9 23 5.2 3.0- 8.8 18 8.3 4.4-15.4 28 12.0 6.9-20.0 10 3.5 1.5- 8.0
HISPANIC
Yes 159 111 65.9 53.2-76.6 16 10.4 5.0-20.5 16 13.2 6.5-25.0 12 8.1 3.7-16.7 4 2.3 0.7- 7.0
No 5,277 3,929 71.2 69.1-73.1 557 10.6 9.4-12.0 308 7.8 6.6- 9.3 413 8.9 7.7-10.3 70 1.5 1.1- 2.1
AGE
18-24 532 376 67.4 60.5-73.7 73 11.8 8.3-16.5 49 10.3 6.3-16.3 30 9.5 5.7-15.2 4 1.1 0.3- 3.5
25-34 1,120 806 69.8 65.4-73.8 134 11.6 9.2-14.5 71 8.9 6.3-12.6 103 9.3 7.0-12.1 6 0.5 0.2- 1.1
35-44 1,231 930 72.9 68.9-76.6 131 11.7 9.2-14.7 72 6.4 4.4- 9.4 89 7.9 5.9-10.5 9 1.0 0.4- 2.5
45-54 1,041 785 71.0 66.0-75.5 95 9.7 7.0-13.3 62 9.2 6.4-13.1 78 7.8 5.5-10.9 21 2.4 1.3- 4.3
55-64 664 517 73.5 68.0-78.4 62 8.6 6.1-12.1 33 6.9 4.3-10.9 43 9.8 6.5-14.4 9 1.2 0.6- 2.6
65+ 810 595 71.5 66.8-75.9 77 9.9 7.4-13.1 35 4.9 3.0- 7.8 78 10.3 7.5-13.8 25 3.4 1.9- 6.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 528 269 48.5 41.8-55.3 67 10.7 7.8-14.6 50 14.2 9.4-21.0 110 20.2 15.3-26.2 32 6.3 3.9-10.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,620 1,143 66.8 63.0-70.5 183 11.4 9.2-14.1 102 8.9 6.6-11.9 166 11.4 9.1-14.2 26 1.4 0.8- 2.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,469 1,112 76.1 72.8-79.2 173 11.2 9.1-13.6 95 6.6 5.0- 8.7 84 5.5 4.0- 7.5 5 0.6 0.2- 1.9
College Graduate 1,817 1,516 80.7 77.3-83.6 149 9.2 7.3-11.7 78 5.6 3.9- 8.1 63 4.1 2.9- 5.7 11 0.4 0.2- 0.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 440 239 55.5 48.1-62.6 52 10.5 7.1-15.2 43 8.4 5.5-12.6 90 20.6 14.9-27.9 16 5.0 2.7- 9.3
$15,000- 24,999 831 539 60.8 55.2-66.1 123 14.5 11.0-18.9 75 11.6 8.3-16.0 79 10.6 7.3-15.1 15 2.5 1.3- 5.1
$25,000- 34,999 796 570 65.4 60.0-70.4 82 10.6 7.8-14.1 56 10.7 7.2-15.5 78 11.6 8.7-15.4 10 1.7 0.7- 3.9
$35,000- 49,999 916 727 76.8 72.3-80.7 84 8.5 6.4-11.3 40 6.3 4.0- 9.7 59 8.1 5.6-11.4 6 0.3 0.1- 0.8
$50,000+ 1,543 1,312 82.4 78.8-85.5 126 9.8 7.6-12.5 54 4.5 2.9- 7.1 45 3.1 1.9- 4.8 6 0.3 0.1- 0.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 366 264 70.1 64.2-75.5 41 11.4 8.1-15.8 19 5.9 3.3-10.3 40 12.1 8.5-17.0 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6
Cumberland 387 275 72.3 65.5-78.2 52 14.0 9.7-19.7 25 5.8 3.8- 8.8 27 6.2 3.8- 9.9 8 1.7 0.8- 3.6
Durham 358 269 73.7 67.6-79.0 39 12.7 8.8-18.0 17 4.5 2.7- 7.7 25 7.1 4.7-10.7 8 2.0 0.9- 4.2
Forsyth 409 322 79.5 74.7-83.5 36 8.7 6.1-12.3 21 5.2 3.2- 8.4 24 5.2 3.3- 8.1 6 1.3 0.6- 3.2
Gaston 385 284 71.9 66.3-77.0 43 11.5 8.3-15.8 25 6.5 4.1-10.4 27 7.7 5.0-11.6 6 2.3 0.9- 5.6
Guilford 373 272 69.8 63.9-75.2 46 14.6 10.6-19.8 23 7.3 4.5-11.6 28 7.1 4.6-10.7 4 1.2 0.4- 3.2
Mecklenburg 394 312 77.3 72.2-81.7 40 11.3 8.2-15.5 20 5.4 3.3- 8.5 21 5.8 3.6- 9.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
New Hanover 368 279 73.6 67.8-78.7 37 9.8 6.7-14.0 17 5.2 3.0- 8.8 30 9.4 6.4-13.7 5 2.0 0.6- 5.9
Onslow 397 301 75.0 67.3-81.3 37 8.7 6.0-12.4 25 10.0 5.0-19.1 32 6.1 4.1- 9.0 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9
Wake 399 314 78.9 73.9-83.3 44 10.5 7.5-14.5 17 4.5 2.5- 7.9 21 5.4 3.3- 8.7 3 0.6 0.2- 2.2
Western NC 510 378 72.2 67.4-76.5 43 9.7 7.1-13.1 31 5.8 3.9- 8.7 51 10.9 8.1-14.5 7 1.4 0.5- 3.6
Piedmont NC 568 409 67.5 62.3-72.4 54 9.8 7.2-13.2 44 11.1 8.0-15.3 49 9.7 7.0-13.2 12 1.9 1.0- 3.7
Eastern NC 533 367 67.0 61.8-71.8 63 10.6 7.8-14.2 43 9.6 6.7-13.6 50 10.9 7.9-14.7 10 2.0 1.0- 3.9

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having teeth.
Note: Denominator includes respondents who reported having never been to a dental clinic.

#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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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