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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 320 232 70.6 64.7-75.9 31 10.3 7.1-14.7 25 7.8 5.1-11.7 28 9.8 6.6-14.2 4 1.5 0.4- 5.5
GENDER
Male 124 85 67.1 57.5-75.5 13 10.6 6.0-18.1 8 6.4 3.1-12.7 17 13.9 8.5-22.0 1 1.9 0.3-12.3
Female 196 147 74.0 66.6-80.2 18 10.0 6.2-15.7 17 9.2 5.6-14.9 11 5.7 3.0-10.5 3 1.1 0.3- 4.0
RACE
White 284 209 72.1 65.9-77.6 28 10.7 7.2-15.4 21 7.8 4.9-12.1 24 9.2 6.0-13.9 2 0.2 0.1- 1.0
Other 34 21 59.0 39.2-76.2 3 8.5 2.6-24.6 4 8.4 3.0-21.7 4 14.0 5.2-32.8 2 10.0 2.2-35.4
AGE
18-44 132 91 67.1 57.6-75.5 14 11.4 6.6-18.9 11 8.0 4.3-14.4 14 10.6 6.1-17.8 2 2.9 0.6-12.2
45+ 188 141 73.4 65.6-80.0 17 9.5 5.7-15.4 14 7.7 4.3-13.3 14 9.0 5.1-15.5 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 97 58 57.5 46.1-68.2 16 17.7 10.7-27.9 9 9.8 4.9-18.6 12 11.9 6.5-20.7 2 3.1 0.5-17.0
Some College + 223 174 76.9 70.1-82.6 15 6.7 3.9-11.4 16 6.9 4.1-11.4 16 8.7 5.2-14.4 2 0.7 0.2- 3.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 180 112 59.4 51.2-67.2 23 14.2 9.3-21.0 22 12.4 7.9-18.8 20 11.6 7.2-18.0 3 2.4 0.6- 9.8
$50,000+ 88 78 85.9 74.8-92.6 5 5.6 2.1-14.3 2 2.5 0.6- 9.6 3 6.0 1.9-17.0 0 0.0 . - .

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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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