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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 4,981 3,268 65.0 63.4-66.7 568 11.5 10.5-12.6 404 8.8 7.8-10.0 693 13.7 12.5-14.9 48 1.0 0.7- 1.4
GENDER
Male 1,790 1,105 61.5 58.7-64.2 220 11.4 9.8-13.2 171 10.9 9.0-13.1 270 14.8 12.9-16.9 24 1.4 0.9- 2.2
Female 3,191 2,163 68.2 66.3-70.1 348 11.6 10.3-13.0 233 6.9 6.0- 8.0 423 12.6 11.3-14.0 24 0.6 0.4- 1.0
RACE
White 3,295 2,334 70.8 68.9-72.6 326 10.4 9.2-11.8 224 7.0 6.0- 8.1 390 11.3 10.0-12.6 21 0.5 0.3- 0.8
African American 1,243 696 56.0 52.5-59.5 182 14.3 12.1-16.9 137 12.1 9.6-15.2 218 16.9 14.5-19.7 10 0.7 0.3- 1.3
Other Minorities 14 9 50.5 22.4-78.2 2 32.1 8.7-70.0 3 17.4 4.9-46.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 331 224 65.3 58.0-71.9 35 10.3 6.8-15.4 27 9.5 5.4-16.1 42 13.8 9.7-19.4 3 1.1 0.3- 3.4
25-34 815 562 66.5 62.4-70.4 94 12.0 9.6-15.0 66 9.2 6.8-12.3 83 10.9 8.5-13.7 10 1.4 0.7- 2.8
35-44 885 624 68.2 64.1-72.0 98 11.8 9.4-14.6 64 7.4 5.0-10.9 93 11.6 9.2-14.5 6 1.0 0.4- 2.6
45-54 918 627 68.3 64.6-71.8 122 13.0 10.7-15.7 71 8.4 6.4-11.0 91 9.6 7.5-12.4 7 0.6 0.3- 1.5
55-64 869 558 64.2 60.1-68.0 107 12.0 9.6-14.8 86 10.7 8.4-13.6 114 12.6 10.1-15.7 4 0.5 0.2- 1.7
65-74 666 376 57.0 52.5-61.5 72 10.1 7.8-13.1 61 9.3 7.0-12.2 147 22.1 18.5-26.2 10 1.5 0.7- 3.1
75+ 479 283 58.3 52.8-63.5 38 8.3 5.7-11.8 28 6.7 4.3-10.3 122 25.8 21.2-31.0 8 1.0 0.4- 2.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 842 351 42.7 38.1-47.4 103 11.5 9.1-14.4 88 11.6 8.7-15.2 275 30.9 26.9-35.1 25 3.4 2.1- 5.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,605 982 59.9 56.8-62.9 225 14.3 12.4-16.5 155 11.3 9.1-13.8 228 13.8 11.8-16.0 15 0.8 0.4- 1.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,311 916 69.3 66.2-72.2 147 12.0 10.0-14.4 109 8.8 7.1-10.7 134 9.5 7.8-11.6 5 0.4 0.1- 1.1
College Graduate 1,216 1,013 84.8 82.4-87.0 93 7.1 5.6- 8.9 51 3.3 2.3- 4.6 56 4.7 3.5- 6.3 3 0.1 0.0- 0.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 651 299 47.5 42.3-52.8 90 13.8 10.9-17.2 80 11.7 8.9-15.3 174 24.7 20.8-29.2 8 2.3 1.0- 5.1
$15,000- 24,999 937 496 51.2 46.9-55.5 132 13.4 10.9-16.3 100 12.5 9.4-16.6 192 21.0 17.8-24.5 17 1.8 1.1- 3.2
$25,000- 34,999 587 391 64.5 59.9-68.9 81 13.8 10.9-17.4 47 9.2 6.7-12.6 66 12.0 9.2-15.5 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9
$35,000- 49,999 668 505 72.9 68.6-76.9 72 13.0 10.1-16.6 37 5.9 4.0- 8.6 52 8.0 5.9-10.8 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7
$50,000-74,999 537 434 79.0 74.6-82.7 40 9.0 6.4-12.5 33 6.8 4.7- 9.8 30 5.2 3.5- 7.6 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 548 477 87.1 83.6-90.0 35 5.7 4.0- 8.1 20 3.6 2.2- 5.8 16 3.6 2.0- 6.2 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,714 961 56.7 53.8-59.5 229 13.3 11.5-15.4 167 10.5 8.7-12.6 335 18.6 16.4-20.9 22 0.9 0.6- 1.6
No 3,104 2,196 69.3 67.2-71.3 324 10.7 9.5-12.1 223 7.6 6.5- 9.0 336 11.3 10.0-12.8 25 1.0 0.7- 1.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 706 442 64.5 60.4-68.4 107 14.3 11.6-17.5 58 8.1 6.1-10.6 91 12.2 9.8-15.2 8 0.9 0.4- 2.0
Non-Veteran 4,130 2,695 64.0 62.1-65.9 452 11.2 10.1-12.5 343 9.3 8.0-10.6 600 14.4 13.1-15.8 40 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Currently Serving 135 125 92.2 85.0-96.1 6 4.1 1.7- 9.8 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8 2 2.5 0.6-10.2 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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