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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 604 454 73.8 69.6-77.6 58 9.1 6.9-11.9 36 5.8 4.1- 8.3 38 7.3 5.2-10.2 18 3.8 2.3- 6.5
GENDER
Male 233 174 75.0 68.5-80.5 22 8.5 5.5-12.9 15 6.3 3.7-10.6 14 5.8 3.3- 9.8 8 4.4 2.0- 9.3
Female 371 280 72.8 67.2-77.7 36 9.7 6.8-13.7 21 5.4 3.4- 8.4 24 8.8 5.8-13.3 10 3.3 1.6- 6.6
RACE
White 419 348 83.2 78.9-86.8 35 7.8 5.5-11.0 16 3.8 2.2- 6.4 16 4.3 2.5- 7.1 4 0.9 0.3- 2.4
Other 181 102 54.4 46.0-62.5 23 11.9 7.7-18.1 20 10.0 6.2-15.8 22 13.7 8.9-20.5 14 10.0 5.6-17.2
AGE
18-44 318 230 69.9 63.9-75.3 29 8.7 5.9-12.5 25 7.7 5.1-11.5 24 8.6 5.7-13.0 10 5.1 2.6- 9.7
45+ 284 222 78.5 72.6-83.4 29 9.8 6.5-14.5 11 3.6 1.8- 6.9 14 5.8 3.3- 9.9 8 2.3 1.1- 4.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 159 91 57.0 47.9-65.7 19 8.9 5.3-14.4 13 8.0 4.4-14.2 22 15.7 10.2-23.5 14 10.3 5.7-17.9
Some College + 445 363 80.8 76.5-84.6 39 9.2 6.6-12.7 23 4.9 3.2- 7.5 16 3.8 2.3- 6.3 4 1.2 0.4- 3.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 247 156 60.5 53.2-67.4 28 10.1 6.7-15.0 24 9.7 6.3-14.7 26 13.0 8.7-19.0 13 6.7 3.5-12.3
$50,000+ 242 207 84.9 79.3-89.2 22 8.8 5.7-13.5 6 3.0 1.3- 6.7 6 2.5 1.1- 5.6 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4

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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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