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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Oral Health-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,518 915 61.7 58.6-64.7 211 13.8 11.7-16.1 127 7.9 6.5- 9.7 215 13.6 11.6-15.9 50 3.0 2.1- 4.2
AGE
18-24 114 71 61.2 49.5-71.7 13 12.1 6.2-22.3 7 4.7 1.7-12.3 21 18.8 11.5-29.3 2 3.2 0.7-12.6
25-34 323 223 68.8 62.3-74.7 36 10.4 7.2-14.8 22 6.5 4.0-10.6 34 11.8 7.8-17.4 8 2.5 1.2- 5.2
35-44 341 227 68.0 61.7-73.7 44 13.3 9.4-18.3 24 7.1 4.5-11.2 39 9.7 6.7-13.8 7 1.9 0.8- 4.5
45-54 305 183 62.3 55.4-68.7 50 16.4 12.0-22.0 25 8.2 5.3-12.6 37 11.0 7.4-16.3 10 2.0 0.9- 4.2
55-64 203 114 56.8 48.4-64.9 28 13.9 8.9-21.2 21 10.4 6.4-16.4 33 15.7 10.1-23.5 7 3.2 1.4- 7.1
65-74 133 59 47.0 36.2-58.1 23 19.5 10.9-32.3 15 9.2 5.1-16.1 30 20.1 13.0-29.7 6 4.3 1.4-12.2
75+ 89 31 31.3 21.4-43.3 16 14.2 8.4-23.0 12 15.6 8.4-27.1 20 25.7 15.5-39.4 10 13.2 6.3-25.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 250 90 38.5 31.6-46.0 41 14.7 10.5-20.3 32 14.1 9.4-20.4 69 26.4 20.2-33.7 18 6.3 3.5-10.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 499 284 56.7 51.2-62.1 73 14.5 10.9-18.9 42 8.1 5.7-11.3 81 17.1 13.3-21.7 19 3.6 2.1- 6.0
Some Post-H.S. 432 283 66.8 61.0-72.1 61 15.0 11.2-19.8 32 6.3 4.3- 9.2 46 9.8 6.7-14.1 10 2.1 1.0- 4.4
College Graduate 334 257 77.1 71.0-82.3 35 10.5 7.0-15.4 21 6.1 3.5-10.3 18 4.9 2.8- 8.4 3 1.4 0.4- 5.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 299 123 43.9 37.1-51.0 55 16.7 12.4-22.0 31 10.1 6.7-14.8 74 24.6 19.1-31.0 16 4.7 2.8- 8.0
$15,000- 24,999 378 206 54.4 48.0-60.7 56 16.3 11.8-22.0 32 8.0 5.4-11.7 68 17.8 13.4-23.1 16 3.5 1.9- 6.3
$25,000- 34,999 208 142 64.0 55.3-71.8 26 13.9 8.7-21.5 21 11.7 7.1-18.6 16 8.5 4.6-15.0 3 1.9 0.6- 6.1
$35,000- 49,999 171 133 77.0 68.5-83.7 16 11.1 6.2-19.0 11 5.5 2.8-10.6 10 6.0 3.1-11.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3
$50,000-74,999 90 70 79.3 68.1-87.3 13 12.3 6.5-22.0 2 1.3 0.3- 5.6 4 5.6 1.9-15.2 1 1.5 0.2-10.1
$75,000+ 77 64 80.2 67.5-88.7 8 14.6 7.2-27.4 3 3.2 1.0- 9.6 1 1.5 0.2- 9.7 1 0.6 0.1- 4.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 474 220 48.4 42.9-53.9 74 16.0 12.4-20.4 48 10.3 7.4-14.0 101 20.2 16.3-24.8 31 5.2 3.4- 7.8
No 994 665 67.5 63.7-71.1 133 13.1 10.6-16.0 75 7.0 5.3- 9.0 103 10.3 8.0-13.0 18 2.2 1.3- 3.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 48 33 77.0 61.4-87.5 10 17.3 8.2-32.6 3 2.8 0.8- 8.9 1 1.5 0.2-10.1 1 1.5 0.2-10.2
Non-Veteran 1,459 872 61.0 57.9-64.1 200 13.7 11.6-16.0 124 8.2 6.7-10.0 214 14.1 12.0-16.5 49 3.1 2.2- 4.3
Currently Serving 10 9 90.4 53.7-98.7 1 9.6 1.3-46.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 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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