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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 414 307 73.5 68.3-78.1 45 10.4 7.5-14.2 23 5.7 3.6- 9.0 31 8.1 5.5-11.8 8 2.2 0.9- 5.2
GENDER
Male 153 114 73.3 64.6-80.4 16 9.6 5.6-15.9 5 4.2 1.6-10.5 15 10.1 5.9-16.8 3 2.9 0.8- 9.7
Female 261 193 73.8 67.4-79.2 29 11.2 7.6-16.3 18 7.2 4.4-11.6 16 6.2 3.7-10.3 5 1.6 0.6- 4.2
RACE
White 301 238 79.4 73.9-84.0 26 7.7 5.1-11.7 12 4.2 2.3- 7.5 20 7.5 4.6-11.7 5 1.2 0.5- 3.2
Other 112 68 58.1 47.1-68.3 19 17.4 10.6-27.1 11 9.7 4.7-19.0 11 10.0 5.1-18.5 3 4.8 1.3-16.1
AGE
18-44 170 120 67.2 58.6-74.8 25 13.1 8.6-19.5 8 5.4 2.4-11.8 15 11.4 6.8-18.5 2 2.8 0.7-10.8
45+ 243 186 78.4 72.0-83.6 20 8.3 5.0-13.5 15 6.0 3.4-10.2 16 5.6 3.2- 9.5 6 1.8 0.7- 4.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 139 88 61.8 52.3-70.5 18 11.7 7.1-18.7 13 8.6 4.7-15.0 14 12.1 6.9-20.3 6 5.8 2.2-14.3
Some College + 275 219 79.5 73.4-84.5 27 9.8 6.4-14.7 10 4.2 2.0- 8.6 17 6.1 3.6-10.1 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 205 139 67.2 59.4-74.1 24 10.4 6.8-15.7 17 9.4 5.5-15.7 20 10.9 6.7-17.2 5 2.1 0.7- 6.3
$50,000+ 137 113 80.9 72.0-87.4 15 11.4 6.5-19.3 3 2.4 0.7- 8.0 6 5.3 2.3-11.9 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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