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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,959 3,323 66.3 64.7-68.0 534 10.6 9.6-11.6 371 7.8 6.9- 8.8 585 11.5 10.5-12.7 146 3.8 3.1- 4.7
Female 8,356 5,982 71.3 70.1-72.5 864 10.6 9.8-11.4 531 6.3 5.7- 7.0 805 9.6 8.9-10.5 174 2.1 1.7- 2.5
RACE
White 9,985 7,435 74.3 73.3-75.4 954 9.6 8.9-10.3 599 6.3 5.7- 6.9 858 8.4 7.8- 9.1 139 1.4 1.1- 1.7
African American 2,300 1,330 58.1 55.5-60.6 318 13.6 12.0-15.5 206 8.7 7.4-10.2 357 15.5 13.7-17.6 89 4.1 3.1- 5.2
Asian 87 59 65.6 52.6-76.6 12 14.7 8.0-25.4 8 7.2 3.3-15.3 5 6.4 2.4-15.8 3 6.1 1.7-19.2
Native American 256 154 63.6 55.5-71.1 34 13.0 8.5-19.4 25 11.4 6.8-18.4 36 9.9 6.6-14.7 7 2.1 0.8- 5.1
Other Minorities 604 266 40.2 35.0-45.5 73 11.9 9.1-15.5 59 10.1 7.3-13.9 126 21.5 17.6-26.1 80 16.2 12.3-21.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 642 305 43.4 38.3-48.6 78 11.5 8.9-14.9 63 10.6 7.7-14.2 119 19.5 15.8-23.8 77 15.0 11.3-19.7
-English Speaking 261 181 67.3 59.6-74.2 37 14.8 10.1-21.1 18 7.4 4.2-12.6 20 7.0 4.2-11.5 5 3.5 1.1-10.4
-Spanish Speaking 381 124 32.8 26.7-39.6 41 10.1 7.1-14.2 45 12.0 8.3-16.9 99 25.0 19.9-30.9 72 20.2 15.1-26.4
Non-Hispanic 12,655 8,987 70.8 69.8-71.8 1,319 10.5 9.9-11.2 839 6.8 6.2- 7.3 1,268 9.9 9.2-10.6 242 2.0 1.7- 2.4
AGE
18-24 826 549 64.0 59.5-68.2 96 11.1 8.8-14.0 58 7.6 5.5-10.6 98 11.5 9.1-14.5 25 5.7 3.5- 9.2
25-34 2,376 1,595 64.2 61.7-66.7 276 12.4 10.8-14.2 192 8.5 7.2-10.2 263 12.3 10.6-14.3 50 2.4 1.8- 3.4
35-44 2,761 1,915 68.4 66.2-70.6 305 10.5 9.2-11.9 199 7.4 6.3- 8.7 288 10.9 9.5-12.5 54 2.8 2.0- 4.1
45-54 2,599 1,845 71.0 68.7-73.1 274 10.8 9.4-12.3 190 7.3 6.1- 8.6 244 8.9 7.6-10.4 46 2.1 1.3- 3.2
55-64 2,171 1,553 71.7 69.2-74.1 218 9.7 8.3-11.4 125 6.0 4.8- 7.4 230 10.1 8.6-11.9 45 2.4 1.7- 3.6
65-74 1,456 1,025 71.0 68.0-73.8 138 9.5 7.7-11.6 80 5.0 3.8- 6.4 163 11.0 9.2-13.2 50 3.6 2.5- 5.0
75+ 1,058 767 74.2 70.8-77.3 86 7.7 5.9- 9.8 56 5.7 4.1- 7.9 102 8.6 6.8-10.8 47 3.8 2.7- 5.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,751 762 42.7 39.6-45.9 213 11.3 9.6-13.2 187 11.0 9.2-13.0 428 24.4 21.9-27.2 161 10.6 8.7-12.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,834 2,441 62.0 60.0-64.0 486 12.4 11.1-13.7 327 9.5 8.3-10.8 485 12.9 11.6-14.3 95 3.3 2.4- 4.5
Some Post-H.S. 3,498 2,542 71.7 69.8-73.6 381 11.9 10.6-13.4 229 6.8 5.8- 7.9 302 8.4 7.3- 9.7 44 1.2 0.8- 1.7
College Graduate 4,210 3,549 84.4 83.0-85.8 314 7.6 6.6- 8.6 156 3.4 2.8- 4.1 172 4.0 3.3- 4.9 19 0.6 0.3- 1.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,255 543 41.9 38.1-45.8 178 12.3 10.2-14.7 149 10.7 8.9-13.0 316 25.5 22.3-29.1 69 9.5 6.8-13.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,147 1,197 51.8 48.9-54.6 283 13.3 11.5-15.3 198 10.6 8.8-12.6 360 18.2 16.1-20.6 109 6.2 4.8- 7.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,565 1,053 63.8 60.7-66.7 189 13.7 11.6-16.1 124 8.6 7.1-10.5 172 11.5 9.7-13.7 27 2.4 1.4- 3.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,877 1,427 73.3 70.8-75.8 185 10.8 9.1-12.6 116 7.0 5.6- 8.7 137 8.2 6.7- 9.9 12 0.8 0.4- 1.5
$50,000-74,999 1,738 1,404 80.1 77.7-82.2 149 8.8 7.3-10.6 93 5.6 4.4- 7.1 81 4.7 3.7- 6.0 11 0.8 0.4- 1.5
$75,000+ 1,980 1,749 87.5 85.6-89.2 124 6.9 5.6- 8.4 53 3.0 2.2- 4.1 50 2.5 1.8- 3.5 4 0.1 0.0- 0.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,842 2,346 60.3 58.3-62.3 453 11.7 10.5-13.0 336 8.8 7.7-10.1 562 14.7 13.4-16.2 145 4.4 3.4- 5.7
No 9,093 6,699 72.3 71.1-73.5 904 10.1 9.4-10.9 538 6.3 5.7- 7.0 791 9.0 8.2- 9.8 161 2.3 1.9- 2.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,669 1,165 71.9 69.2-74.4 193 10.7 9.1-12.5 111 6.5 5.2- 8.1 170 9.2 7.7-10.9 30 1.8 1.0- 3.3
Non-Veteran 11,457 7,978 68.1 67.0-69.2 1,188 10.6 9.9-11.3 788 7.2 6.6- 7.9 1,216 10.9 10.2-11.7 287 3.1 2.7- 3.7
Currently Serving 166 148 88.7 82.0-93.1 11 7.2 3.8-13.1 2 0.8 0.2- 3.6 3 2.3 0.6- 8.0 2 1.0 0.2- 4.0

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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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