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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 639 475 73.5 69.4-77.2 62 9.2 7.0-11.9 34 5.2 3.6- 7.5 56 9.5 7.2-12.5 12 2.6 1.4- 5.0
GENDER
Male 248 182 73.6 67.2-79.2 22 8.1 5.2-12.3 14 5.7 3.3- 9.8 24 9.3 6.1-13.8 6 3.3 1.4- 7.9
Female 391 293 73.4 68.0-78.1 40 10.2 7.3-14.1 20 4.7 2.9- 7.5 32 9.8 6.7-14.1 6 2.0 0.8- 4.7
RACE
White 441 363 83.0 78.8-86.5 33 6.9 4.7- 9.9 16 3.6 2.1- 6.1 27 6.0 4.0- 8.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0
Other 193 107 53.9 45.8-61.9 29 13.9 9.4-20.0 18 8.4 5.0-13.9 29 16.7 11.4-23.9 10 7.0 3.5-13.6
AGE
18-44 321 240 72.3 66.3-77.5 28 8.2 5.5-11.9 21 6.8 4.3-10.6 24 9.0 5.9-13.5 8 3.8 1.8- 8.1
45+ 316 233 74.7 68.8-79.7 34 10.4 7.1-14.9 13 3.4 1.8- 6.4 32 10.2 7.0-14.7 4 1.3 0.5- 3.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 181 104 56.9 48.3-65.0 19 8.9 5.4-14.4 16 8.6 4.9-14.4 32 19.2 13.3-26.9 10 6.4 3.1-12.8
Some College + 458 371 81.0 76.8-84.7 43 9.3 6.7-12.6 18 3.7 2.2- 6.0 24 5.1 3.4- 7.7 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 263 168 60.1 53.0-66.8 34 12.5 8.7-17.6 20 7.7 4.7-12.3 33 15.2 10.7-21.2 8 4.5 2.0- 9.8
$50,000+ 245 212 86.6 81.2-90.6 19 7.2 4.4-11.4 6 2.8 1.2- 6.4 7 2.6 1.2- 5.7 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3

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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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