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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Oral Health

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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 14,873 10,059 67.5 66.6-68.5 1,605 10.9 10.3-11.6 1,067 7.4 6.9- 8.0 1,993 12.9 12.2-13.6 149 1.2 1.0- 1.5
-Buncombe County 362 241 66.0 60.3-71.2 36 10.4 7.4-14.5 29 7.8 5.3-11.4 53 14.6 10.9-19.1 3 1.2 0.3- 5.1
GENDER
Male 139 85 60.5 51.4-69.0 15 11.7 7.0-18.9 13 8.2 4.6-14.2 25 17.8 11.9-25.7 1 1.7 0.2-11.3
Female 223 156 71.3 64.4-77.3 21 9.2 5.8-14.2 16 7.4 4.4-12.3 28 11.4 7.7-16.6 2 0.7 0.1- 3.7
RACE
White 320 218 67.8 61.9-73.2 29 9.9 6.7-14.3 24 7.4 4.8-11.3 48 14.8 11.0-19.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
Other 40 21 52.4 34.7-69.5 7 14.3 6.4-28.8 5 10.8 4.3-24.4 5 13.6 5.3-30.6 2 8.9 2.0-32.2
AGE
18-44 134 91 66.7 57.2-75.0 16 12.2 7.2-19.9 12 9.0 5.0-15.6 13 9.3 5.2-16.1 2 2.8 0.6-12.0
45+ 228 150 65.5 58.3-72.1 20 9.2 5.8-14.3 17 7.0 4.1-11.7 40 18.2 13.2-24.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 132 65 50.4 40.7-60.0 19 15.3 9.5-23.6 15 12.0 7.0-19.8 31 19.9 13.6-28.2 2 2.4 0.4-13.7
Some College + 230 176 75.4 68.6-81.1 17 7.5 4.5-12.2 14 5.3 3.0- 9.1 22 11.3 7.3-17.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 208 119 55.8 48.2-63.1 26 14.1 9.5-20.4 23 11.0 7.1-16.6 37 17.0 12.0-23.4 3 2.2 0.5- 8.8
$50,000+ 89 78 83.6 72.1-90.9 5 6.0 2.3-14.7 2 3.6 0.9-13.5 4 6.8 2.5-17.3 0 0.0 . - .

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^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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