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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

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%)
North Carolina 13,315 9,305 68.9 67.9-69.9 1,398 10.6 9.9-11.3 902 7.0 6.5- 7.6 1,390 10.6 9.9-11.3 320 2.9 2.5- 3.4
-Alamance County 350 246 67.9 61.7-73.5 39 10.9 7.8-15.2 20 7.5 4.5-12.3 34 9.3 6.4-13.4 11 4.3 2.0- 9.0
GENDER
Male 110 79 66.3 55.0-76.0 9 8.0 4.1-15.0 10 12.3 6.3-22.7 8 7.5 3.6-15.0 4 5.8 1.8-17.7
Female 240 167 69.0 62.1-75.3 30 13.1 8.8-19.1 10 4.0 2.0- 7.8 26 10.7 7.0-16.0 7 3.1 1.4- 6.7
RACE
White 274 196 70.3 63.6-76.3 31 10.9 7.4-15.7 15 7.1 3.9-12.9 27 9.7 6.4-14.4 5 1.9 0.7- 5.0
Other 74 48 59.4 45.3-72.2 8 11.5 5.4-22.7 5 9.0 3.5-21.2 7 8.4 3.5-19.1 6 11.7 4.2-28.7
AGE
18-44 141 93 63.1 53.1-72.0 18 11.2 6.7-18.0 10 8.7 4.4-16.4 16 11.8 7.0-19.2 4 5.3 1.5-16.4
45+ 208 152 71.9 64.0-78.6 21 10.8 6.8-16.8 10 6.6 3.0-13.9 18 7.3 4.3-12.0 7 3.4 1.6- 7.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 161 95 55.7 46.4-64.7 27 16.8 11.2-24.4 15 11.5 6.6-19.3 16 8.7 4.9-15.1 8 7.3 2.9-16.9
Some College + 189 151 78.3 70.3-84.5 12 5.9 3.1-11.0 5 4.2 1.4-12.2 18 9.9 6.0-15.8 3 1.7 0.5- 6.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 207 137 64.6 56.3-72.0 25 11.2 7.2-16.8 12 6.9 3.7-12.5 24 10.9 6.9-16.6 9 6.5 2.8-14.4
$50,000+ 79 63 72.5 58.5-83.2 4 5.6 1.9-15.5 5 11.1 4.0-27.1 6 9.7 4.3-20.3 1 1.0 0.1- 7.1

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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 percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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