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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 350 246 67.9 61.7-73.5 39 10.9 7.8-15.2 20 7.5 4.5-12.3 34 9.3 6.4-13.4 11 4.3 2.0- 9.0
Buncombe 320 232 70.6 64.7-75.9 31 10.3 7.1-14.7 25 7.8 5.1-11.7 28 9.8 6.6-14.2 4 1.5 0.4- 5.5
Cabarrus 376 265 68.7 63.0-73.9 42 10.8 7.8-14.8 25 7.0 4.4-10.9 35 11.0 7.6-15.6 9 2.5 1.2- 5.3
Catawba 331 230 65.4 58.6-71.6 22 6.0 3.7- 9.6 24 8.1 5.1-12.5 43 14.3 10.3-19.5 12 6.3 2.7-13.8
Cumberland 409 290 70.7 65.3-75.6 50 11.1 8.2-15.0 31 8.3 5.5-12.4 33 8.3 5.7-11.9 5 1.5 0.5- 4.2
Davidson 332 222 67.5 61.2-73.2 42 13.3 9.6-18.2 17 5.0 2.7- 9.0 42 12.3 8.8-16.9 9 1.9 0.9- 3.8
Durham 383 282 70.0 63.9-75.5 44 13.0 9.1-18.1 22 5.3 3.3- 8.2 25 8.3 5.1-13.3 10 3.4 1.7- 6.7
Forsyth 414 307 73.5 68.3-78.1 45 10.4 7.5-14.2 23 5.7 3.6- 9.0 31 8.1 5.5-11.8 8 2.2 0.9- 5.2
Gaston 315 215 64.9 58.7-70.7 39 13.9 10.0-19.0 23 7.5 4.8-11.6 34 12.3 8.6-17.3 4 1.4 0.5- 4.0
Guilford 387 291 75.3 69.9-79.9 41 10.7 7.6-14.8 20 4.6 2.7- 7.6 24 6.1 3.9- 9.4 11 3.4 1.7- 6.5
Iredell 390 288 70.9 64.7-76.4 33 10.7 6.6-16.8 22 5.3 3.4- 8.3 41 11.3 8.1-15.7 6 1.7 0.7- 4.0
Johnston 416 278 64.7 58.6-70.3 35 9.5 6.4-13.7 32 8.6 5.7-12.8 54 12.9 9.1-17.8 17 4.4 2.5- 7.5
Mecklenburg 604 454 73.8 69.6-77.6 58 9.1 6.9-11.9 36 5.8 4.1- 8.3 38 7.3 5.2-10.2 18 3.8 2.3- 6.5
New Hanover 345 263 73.5 67.5-78.8 34 10.4 7.3-14.5 20 7.9 4.6-13.2 24 7.2 4.6-11.2 4 1.0 0.4- 3.1
Onslow 359 257 71.5 66.0-76.4 35 9.6 6.8-13.4 23 6.3 3.9-10.1 38 10.9 7.9-15.0 6 1.7 0.7- 4.0
Orange 389 298 76.3 70.9-80.9 37 9.0 6.2-12.7 24 6.5 4.1-10.2 25 7.1 4.4-11.2 5 1.1 0.4- 2.7
Pitt 350 237 64.3 58.1-69.9 42 11.5 8.3-15.8 25 8.7 5.7-12.9 38 12.8 8.9-18.0 8 2.7 1.3- 5.7
Randolph 309 219 66.2 59.5-72.3 28 11.8 7.7-17.6 16 6.3 3.6-10.5 37 11.8 8.3-16.6 9 4.0 1.8- 8.5
Robeson 333 191 54.1 47.8-60.3 45 13.0 9.4-17.8 39 11.3 8.0-15.8 47 18.1 13.4-24.0 11 3.4 1.7- 6.6
Rowan 390 252 63.8 58.1-69.2 48 12.1 8.7-16.5 33 7.5 5.1-10.8 49 14.2 10.6-18.9 8 2.4 1.1- 4.9
Union 393 292 73.3 67.8-78.2 32 8.3 5.6-12.2 27 6.6 4.4- 9.9 33 9.1 6.2-13.1 9 2.6 1.3- 5.5
Wake 565 437 75.6 71.1-79.6 54 9.3 7.0-12.4 29 5.6 3.7- 8.4 35 6.8 4.6- 9.8 10 2.6 1.2- 5.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 330 233 69.5 63.4-75.0 38 11.9 8.5-16.4 20 6.0 3.7- 9.5 34 10.2 7.1-14.6 5 2.4 0.6- 8.9
Northeast Partnership II 408 265 61.2 55.5-66.6 47 13.3 9.8-17.9 26 8.4 5.4-12.9 61 14.0 10.7-18.1 9 3.1 1.4- 7.0
Northeast Partnership I 334 197 54.1 46.8-61.1 33 10.4 7.1-14.9 32 10.0 6.7-14.7 66 24.0 17.3-32.3 6 1.5 0.6- 3.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 332 221 66.6 60.4-72.4 38 10.9 7.6-15.3 22 6.1 3.8- 9.7 36 12.3 8.4-17.7 15 4.1 2.3- 7.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 408 255 59.1 53.2-64.6 58 13.6 10.3-17.8 33 11.3 7.5-16.6 50 12.8 9.4-17.2 12 3.2 1.6- 6.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 357 242 66.1 60.3-71.4 41 11.5 8.3-15.8 20 5.4 3.4- 8.6 44 13.7 10.0-18.3 10 3.3 1.6- 6.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 343 230 65.7 59.9-71.2 32 9.4 6.4-13.5 29 9.2 6.2-13.2 45 13.0 9.6-17.5 7 2.7 1.1- 6.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 404 295 71.8 66.2-76.8 40 8.9 6.3-12.6 25 6.7 4.3-10.4 33 7.6 5.1-11.1 11 5.0 2.6- 9.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 467 297 62.4 57.1-67.5 49 10.1 7.3-13.6 47 10.9 7.9-14.8 59 12.4 9.3-16.3 15 4.2 2.3- 7.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 307 227 73.0 67.1-78.1 22 8.2 5.3-12.5 20 7.3 4.6-11.4 29 8.2 5.5-12.3 9 3.3 1.5- 6.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 295 205 65.9 58.2-72.9 29 9.8 6.7-14.3 15 5.6 3.0-10.2 36 12.7 8.8-17.9 10 5.9 1.9-16.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 366 248 67.6 61.9-72.9 31 6.5 4.4- 9.7 34 10.2 7.1-14.5 46 13.2 9.7-17.6 7 2.5 1.1- 5.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 504 344 67.1 61.7-72.0 64 13.2 10.1-17.2 23 5.0 3.2- 8.0 63 13.0 9.5-17.5 10 1.7 0.6- 4.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 853 537 58.9 54.6-63.0 95 12.1 9.7-15.0 68 9.4 7.1-12.2 137 16.7 13.5-20.5 16 2.9 1.4- 6.0
No 12,462 8,768 69.5 68.4-70.5 1,303 10.5 9.8-11.2 834 6.9 6.3- 7.5 1,253 10.2 9.5-10.9 304 2.9 2.5- 3.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,466 2,997 65.2 63.4-66.9 498 11.4 10.3-12.5 326 8.1 7.1- 9.3 536 12.6 11.4-13.9 109 2.7 2.1- 3.5
Piedmont 7,472 5,354 71.4 70.0-72.7 750 10.0 9.1-10.9 484 6.4 5.7- 7.1 701 9.1 8.3-10.0 183 3.2 2.6- 3.8
Western NC 1,377 954 67.0 63.8-70.1 150 11.3 9.4-13.5 92 7.4 5.8- 9.3 153 12.0 9.9-14.4 28 2.3 1.3- 4.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 804 562 68.0 63.7-71.9 93 12.5 10.0-15.6 47 5.9 4.2- 8.2 89 12.2 9.4-15.6 13 1.5 0.6- 3.5
Northwest 2,542 1,785 69.3 67.0-71.5 250 9.6 8.3-11.1 168 7.3 6.1- 8.8 280 11.0 9.6-12.6 59 2.8 2.0- 3.9
Charlotte 1,991 1,423 70.9 68.3-73.3 198 9.8 8.3-11.5 138 6.6 5.4- 8.0 185 9.6 8.1-11.4 47 3.1 2.1- 4.5
Greensboro 1,746 1,267 71.6 68.7-74.2 177 10.4 8.6-12.4 106 6.3 5.0- 7.9 151 8.4 6.9-10.2 45 3.4 2.3- 4.8
Southern Regional 1,386 928 66.9 63.7-69.9 164 10.8 9.1-12.8 116 9.6 7.6-12.2 146 10.4 8.6-12.5 32 2.3 1.5- 3.4
Coastal 677 492 68.8 64.4-72.8 67 10.4 8.1-13.3 42 7.3 5.0-10.5 63 10.9 8.4-14.2 13 2.6 1.3- 5.2
Wake 1,840 1,316 72.1 69.3-74.7 180 9.9 8.2-11.8 124 6.5 5.2- 8.1 174 8.5 7.0-10.4 46 3.0 2.0- 4.6
Area L 525 334 62.0 57.0-66.9 59 11.3 8.5-14.9 33 6.6 4.5- 9.6 83 16.8 13.2-21.2 16 3.3 1.9- 5.7
Eastern 1,689 1,133 64.1 61.2-67.0 196 12.8 10.9-14.9 120 7.7 6.3- 9.5 204 13.2 11.1-15.6 36 2.2 1.5- 3.3

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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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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