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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 5,482 3,565 65.0 63.4-66.6 600 10.7 9.7-11.7 447 8.7 7.8- 9.7 805 14.0 12.9-15.2 65 1.6 1.1- 2.2
Female 9,391 6,494 69.9 68.7-71.0 1,005 11.1 10.3-12.0 620 6.2 5.7- 6.9 1,188 11.8 11.0-12.6 84 0.9 0.7- 1.2
RACE
White 11,137 7,970 72.2 71.2-73.3 1,062 9.6 8.9-10.3 702 6.4 5.9- 7.0 1,341 11.3 10.6-12.1 62 0.4 0.3- 0.6
African American 2,648 1,521 58.1 55.7-60.4 395 15.1 13.5-16.9 257 9.6 8.2-11.3 447 15.8 14.2-17.6 28 1.4 0.9- 2.2
Asian 90 64 72.2 59.8-81.9 11 10.0 5.1-18.8 9 7.1 3.3-14.5 4 5.4 1.8-14.8 2 5.4 1.4-18.9
Native American 293 167 61.4 53.8-68.5 43 14.4 10.0-20.3 29 11.9 7.5-18.5 53 12.2 8.8-16.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
Other Minorities 617 274 41.2 36.1-46.5 88 13.4 10.5-17.1 64 11.7 8.5-15.9 135 23.8 19.6-28.5 56 9.9 7.0-13.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 664 317 44.1 39.1-49.2 92 13.1 10.2-16.6 68 12.1 8.9-16.2 132 21.5 17.6-26.0 55 9.3 6.5-13.0
-English Speaking 275 183 66.3 58.9-73.0 45 16.3 11.6-22.6 17 7.1 4.0-12.2 29 10.2 6.3-15.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7
-Spanish Speaking 389 134 34.0 27.9-40.7 47 11.6 8.2-16.0 51 14.3 10.1-19.9 103 26.6 21.4-32.6 54 13.4 9.5-18.7
Non-Hispanic 14,191 9,729 69.2 68.2-70.1 1,511 10.8 10.1-11.4 999 7.1 6.6- 7.7 1,858 12.3 11.6-13.0 94 0.7 0.5- 0.9
AGE
18-24 834 567 67.0 62.6-71.0 97 10.6 8.4-13.4 61 7.2 5.2-10.1 93 11.9 9.4-15.0 16 3.2 1.7- 6.2
25-34 2,388 1,644 66.3 63.8-68.7 294 12.8 11.2-14.6 198 8.8 7.4-10.4 222 10.6 9.0-12.4 30 1.5 1.0- 2.3
35-44 2,813 2,022 70.7 68.4-72.8 322 11.8 10.4-13.5 195 7.2 6.0- 8.6 251 9.0 7.8-10.5 23 1.3 0.7- 2.2
45-54 2,790 1,998 71.2 69.0-73.3 308 11.0 9.7-12.6 205 7.8 6.5- 9.2 265 9.4 8.1-10.9 14 0.6 0.3- 1.0
55-64 2,537 1,714 67.7 65.4-70.0 273 10.5 9.2-12.1 178 7.0 5.9- 8.4 358 14.1 12.4-15.9 14 0.6 0.3- 1.1
65-74 1,958 1,180 61.0 58.3-63.7 182 9.2 7.7-10.9 144 7.3 6.0- 9.0 428 21.3 19.1-23.7 24 1.1 0.7- 1.8
75+ 1,481 877 61.4 58.2-64.4 125 7.7 6.2- 9.5 81 5.3 4.1- 6.9 371 24.0 21.5-26.8 27 1.6 1.0- 2.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,431 1,008 41.8 39.1-44.4 296 12.0 10.5-13.8 250 10.9 9.3-12.7 793 31.2 28.8-33.7 84 4.2 3.2- 5.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,372 2,719 61.6 59.7-63.4 567 13.2 11.9-14.5 377 9.6 8.4-10.9 669 14.6 13.3-15.9 40 1.1 0.6- 1.9
Some Post-H.S. 3,735 2,698 71.3 69.4-73.1 408 11.8 10.5-13.2 268 7.3 6.3- 8.5 344 9.0 7.9-10.3 17 0.5 0.3- 1.0
College Graduate 4,314 3,624 84.6 83.2-85.9 331 7.4 6.5- 8.4 169 3.5 2.9- 4.2 182 4.2 3.5- 5.0 8 0.3 0.1- 0.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,695 748 43.4 40.1-46.7 223 13.1 11.2-15.3 204 11.9 9.9-14.2 492 28.0 25.2-31.0 28 3.7 2.1- 6.1
$15,000- 24,999 2,508 1,365 52.1 49.5-54.7 347 14.1 12.4-16.0 240 10.5 8.8-12.4 508 20.7 18.7-22.9 48 2.5 1.8- 3.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,719 1,143 63.7 60.8-66.5 223 13.8 11.8-16.0 134 8.3 6.8-10.1 212 13.7 11.7-15.9 7 0.5 0.2- 1.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,971 1,500 73.4 70.9-75.8 206 11.9 10.2-13.8 114 6.6 5.3- 8.2 148 8.0 6.6- 9.6 3 0.1 0.0- 0.3
$50,000-74,999 1,794 1,451 80.0 77.7-82.2 153 8.8 7.3-10.5 91 5.4 4.3- 6.8 95 5.4 4.3- 6.7 4 0.3 0.1- 1.1
$75,000+ 2,013 1,772 87.4 85.5-89.1 129 6.6 5.4- 8.1 61 3.4 2.5- 4.5 51 2.6 1.9- 3.6 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,725 2,734 58.0 56.1-59.8 555 11.9 10.7-13.1 413 9.3 8.2-10.5 961 19.5 18.1-21.0 62 1.4 1.0- 2.1
No 9,714 7,031 71.7 70.5-72.8 999 10.4 9.7-11.2 618 6.5 5.9- 7.2 983 10.2 9.4-11.0 83 1.2 0.9- 1.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,914 1,275 68.6 66.0-71.0 220 10.4 8.9-12.0 136 7.1 5.7- 8.8 269 13.4 11.7-15.3 14 0.6 0.3- 1.2
Non-Veteran 12,766 8,615 67.0 65.9-68.1 1,372 11.1 10.4-11.8 927 7.6 7.0- 8.2 1,719 13.0 12.2-13.7 133 1.4 1.1- 1.7
Currently Serving 168 156 93.1 87.3-96.3 6 3.2 1.3- 7.8 2 0.9 0.2- 3.7 3 2.2 0.6- 7.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0

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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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