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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 5,463 1,717 31.1 29.6-32.7 774 13.0 12.0-14.1 542 8.8 8.0- 9.8 2,430 47.0 45.4-48.7
Female 9,329 2,879 29.9 28.7-31.0 1,511 15.3 14.4-16.3 1,078 9.7 9.1-10.4 3,861 45.1 43.8-46.3
RACE
White 11,039 3,216 28.2 27.1-29.2 1,584 13.4 12.7-14.2 1,193 9.5 8.8-10.1 5,046 48.9 47.8-50.1
African American 2,666 1,004 37.8 35.5-40.2 573 20.2 18.4-22.1 364 11.0 9.7-12.4 725 31.0 28.7-33.3
Asian 89 19 24.0 14.5-37.0 7 9.3 3.5-22.5 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8 61 65.5 51.9-76.9
Native American 290 102 35.7 28.5-43.6 75 23.7 18.2-30.2 35 9.2 6.0-13.9 78 31.4 24.2-39.6
Other Minorities 621 231 35.9 31.0-41.1 33 4.0 2.6- 6.3 17 3.4 1.9- 6.0 340 56.7 51.4-61.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 668 230 33.7 29.1-38.6 42 4.3 2.8- 6.6 27 3.9 2.4- 6.4 369 58.1 53.0-63.0
-English Speaking 278 76 26.1 20.3-33.0 26 7.4 4.2-12.6 19 7.2 3.8-13.2 157 59.3 51.8-66.4
-Spanish Speaking 390 154 37.1 31.1-43.6 16 2.9 1.5- 5.6 8 2.4 1.1- 5.3 212 57.6 51.0-63.9
Non-Hispanic 14,107 4,361 30.3 29.3-31.2 2,243 14.9 14.2-15.7 1,591 9.7 9.1-10.3 5,912 45.1 44.1-46.2
AGE
18-24 836 130 15.2 12.3-18.6 7 0.6 0.2- 1.6 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4 697 83.8 80.3-86.8
25-34 2,393 602 25.5 23.3-27.9 72 2.5 1.9- 3.3 10 0.4 0.2- 0.9 1,709 71.6 69.2-73.9
35-44 2,810 974 34.9 32.7-37.2 210 7.2 6.0- 8.5 45 1.6 1.1- 2.3 1,581 56.3 54.0-58.6
45-54 2,759 1,066 36.6 34.4-38.8 447 17.0 15.2-18.8 175 6.2 5.2- 7.4 1,071 40.2 38.0-42.6
55-64 2,509 847 33.1 30.8-35.4 638 24.5 22.5-26.7 383 15.0 13.3-16.8 641 27.4 25.2-29.8
65-74 1,952 543 28.3 25.9-30.9 539 27.5 25.1-30.1 544 27.2 24.8-29.8 326 16.9 15.0-19.1
75+ 1,462 408 27.1 24.4-30.0 364 25.8 23.0-28.8 454 29.7 26.9-32.7 236 17.4 15.0-20.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,454 662 28.5 26.1-31.0 597 21.1 19.2-23.2 722 24.0 22.0-26.2 473 26.4 23.9-29.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,337 1,521 35.2 33.4-37.1 832 18.0 16.6-19.4 556 11.2 10.2-12.4 1,428 35.6 33.7-37.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,701 1,284 33.2 31.4-35.2 523 12.9 11.7-14.3 233 5.7 4.8- 6.6 1,661 48.2 46.1-50.2
College Graduate 4,275 1,122 24.8 23.2-26.5 325 7.6 6.7- 8.6 105 2.1 1.7- 2.6 2,723 65.5 63.7-67.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,705 422 22.4 20.0-24.9 473 25.9 23.3-28.7 454 23.1 20.7-25.7 356 28.6 25.2-32.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,504 869 34.8 32.4-37.4 510 19.1 17.2-21.2 373 13.8 12.2-15.6 752 32.2 29.8-34.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,713 611 34.6 31.9-37.5 256 15.1 13.1-17.3 158 9.1 7.6-10.9 688 41.2 38.3-44.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,952 690 34.7 32.2-37.3 264 14.4 12.6-16.5 91 4.5 3.6- 5.8 907 46.4 43.7-49.1
$50,000-74,999 1,778 575 32.7 30.0-35.4 157 8.9 7.5-10.7 58 3.3 2.5- 4.3 988 55.1 52.3-57.9
$75,000+ 2,001 537 26.0 23.7-28.4 110 6.0 4.8- 7.6 29 1.5 1.0- 2.3 1,325 66.5 63.9-69.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,705 1,406 29.9 28.2-31.6 1,129 23.1 21.7-24.7 938 17.8 16.5-19.1 1,232 29.2 27.5-31.0
No 9,652 3,057 30.7 29.6-31.9 1,093 10.4 9.7-11.2 625 5.5 5.0- 6.1 4,877 53.4 52.1-54.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,893 669 34.3 31.8-37.0 385 19.5 17.5-21.7 262 13.4 11.7-15.3 577 32.8 30.2-35.5
Non-Veteran 12,708 3,877 29.9 28.8-30.9 1,893 13.4 12.7-14.2 1,353 8.7 8.1- 9.3 5,585 48.1 47.0-49.2
Currently Serving 169 41 24.7 17.7-33.4 6 4.9 1.9-11.8 3 1.9 0.5- 6.4 119 68.6 59.5-76.4

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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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