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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

Oral Health

How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics.

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  Total
Respond.^
1 to 5 6 or more but not all All None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,792 4,596 30.5 29.5-31.4 2,285 14.2 13.5-14.9 1,620 9.3 8.8- 9.9 6,291 46.0 45.0-47.0
-Mecklenburg County 634 187 28.9 25.1-33.1 57 9.2 6.8-12.4 38 4.9 3.4- 7.0 352 56.9 52.5-61.3
GENDER
Male 245 67 27.0 21.4-33.5 24 9.9 6.3-15.3 14 5.0 2.8- 8.7 140 58.1 51.2-64.7
Female 389 120 30.7 25.8-36.1 33 8.5 5.6-12.7 24 4.9 3.2- 7.5 212 55.9 50.3-61.3
RACE
White 439 107 23.6 19.5-28.3 34 7.3 4.7-11.1 25 4.5 3.0- 6.9 273 64.6 59.4-69.4
Other 192 78 39.4 31.9-47.5 23 13.1 8.4-19.8 12 5.2 2.6-10.0 79 42.3 34.5-50.6
AGE
18-44 322 83 26.2 21.1-32.0 5 2.2 0.7- 6.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 233 71.3 65.3-76.6
45+ 311 104 32.3 26.7-38.4 52 17.5 13.0-23.2 37 10.3 7.2-14.5 118 39.9 33.8-46.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 179 65 35.6 28.0-44.1 27 14.8 9.4-22.4 27 12.3 8.1-18.3 60 37.3 29.3-46.0
Some College + 454 122 25.9 21.7-30.6 30 6.7 4.4-10.0 11 1.6 0.8- 2.9 291 65.8 60.9-70.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 261 94 34.8 28.5-41.8 32 12.6 8.4-18.4 16 5.6 3.2- 9.7 119 47.0 40.0-54.1
$50,000+ 245 57 23.2 17.9-29.5 11 6.6 3.4-12.3 3 0.9 0.3- 3.2 174 69.3 62.4-75.4

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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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