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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 396 137 32.5 27.5-38.0 60 13.6 10.3-17.8 54 11.0 8.2-14.6 145 42.8 37.1-48.7
Buncombe 359 101 29.6 24.5-35.3 52 12.8 9.5-16.9 44 10.1 7.4-13.8 162 47.5 41.7-53.4
Cabarrus 426 129 29.8 25.0-35.0 59 12.3 9.3-16.1 48 11.3 8.3-15.2 190 46.6 41.3-52.0
Catawba 366 97 27.3 22.3-33.0 68 18.2 13.4-24.1 44 12.3 8.8-17.0 157 42.2 36.4-48.2
Cumberland 445 137 30.5 25.8-35.7 64 12.9 9.9-16.6 38 7.7 5.4-10.7 206 48.9 43.6-54.3
Davidson 372 116 31.6 26.1-37.7 62 14.2 10.8-18.4 47 11.3 8.2-15.3 147 42.9 36.8-49.3
Durham 408 122 28.6 23.6-34.2 40 9.2 6.5-12.9 23 5.7 3.7- 8.7 223 56.4 50.7-62.0
Forsyth 439 134 29.7 25.1-34.7 60 13.8 10.6-17.8 35 6.5 4.5- 9.4 210 50.0 44.7-55.3
Gaston 370 113 32.6 27.3-38.3 62 14.2 10.9-18.4 56 13.1 9.7-17.4 139 40.1 34.6-45.9
Guilford 419 111 27.6 22.9-32.8 58 12.9 9.8-16.9 39 8.0 5.6-11.2 211 51.5 45.9-57.0
Iredell 427 135 32.0 27.1-37.3 68 13.7 10.5-17.7 42 9.0 6.4-12.6 182 45.3 39.7-51.0
Johnston 472 150 31.6 26.6-37.1 73 13.8 10.4-18.1 61 11.9 8.6-16.1 188 42.7 37.3-48.4
Mecklenburg 634 187 28.9 25.1-33.1 57 9.2 6.8-12.4 38 4.9 3.4- 7.0 352 56.9 52.5-61.3
New Hanover 368 129 33.2 28.1-38.8 33 8.5 5.9-12.2 29 6.0 4.0- 8.8 177 52.3 46.5-58.1
Onslow 384 124 30.2 25.4-35.6 42 11.2 8.1-15.3 33 6.6 4.6- 9.5 185 51.9 46.3-57.5
Orange 404 113 25.0 20.7-29.8 24 5.7 3.6- 9.0 21 6.1 3.5-10.3 246 63.2 57.6-68.5
Pitt 373 125 33.6 28.3-39.3 50 12.7 9.3-17.1 22 5.5 3.5- 8.6 176 48.2 42.5-54.0
Randolph 342 120 36.9 31.1-43.2 49 15.2 11.0-20.5 40 9.4 6.7-13.0 133 38.5 32.6-44.7
Robeson 366 126 33.3 28.0-39.0 94 26.0 21.1-31.6 36 8.1 5.7-11.3 110 32.7 27.2-38.6
Rowan 440 144 31.8 27.1-36.9 64 12.1 9.2-15.6 53 12.5 9.2-16.8 179 43.7 38.3-49.1
Union 425 124 29.3 24.5-34.6 49 11.2 8.2-15.0 39 8.4 5.9-11.7 213 51.2 45.5-56.8
Wake 591 138 24.4 20.5-28.8 49 6.8 4.9- 9.2 26 4.1 2.6- 6.4 378 64.7 60.1-69.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 354 96 29.7 24.3-35.8 61 16.3 12.4-21.0 30 6.2 4.2- 9.2 167 47.8 41.9-53.7
Northeast Partnership II 476 174 38.4 33.5-43.5 97 17.9 14.4-21.9 67 11.8 9.1-15.2 138 31.9 27.1-37.1
Northeast Partnership I 393 133 33.9 27.6-40.7 101 24.9 20.1-30.3 62 13.8 10.4-18.0 97 27.5 22.4-33.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 361 135 36.9 31.3-42.9 63 16.7 12.6-21.7 37 7.9 5.5-11.2 126 38.5 32.7-44.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 468 133 28.9 24.3-34.1 96 19.1 15.4-23.6 57 11.2 8.2-15.0 182 40.8 35.6-46.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 410 131 32.7 27.8-38.1 71 15.3 12.0-19.3 58 13.1 9.9-17.1 150 38.9 33.6-44.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 401 128 33.4 28.3-38.8 78 18.9 15.0-23.5 58 12.7 9.6-16.5 137 35.1 30.0-40.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 447 149 31.2 26.4-36.3 71 15.0 11.6-19.1 44 9.2 6.5-12.9 183 44.7 39.2-50.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 527 175 35.1 30.4-40.0 112 20.7 17.0-25.0 70 11.1 8.5-14.3 170 33.1 28.6-38.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 358 122 34.2 29.0-39.8 57 14.9 11.3-19.5 55 13.7 10.1-18.4 124 37.2 31.7-43.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 355 107 29.7 24.5-35.6 59 17.0 12.9-22.0 65 17.8 13.3-23.4 124 35.5 29.2-42.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 423 129 28.4 23.8-33.5 74 16.6 12.9-21.0 55 12.5 9.4-16.6 165 42.5 37.1-48.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 593 172 30.2 25.7-35.1 108 18.7 15.2-22.9 94 11.9 9.3-15.0 219 39.2 34.4-44.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 986 336 35.2 31.5-39.1 218 20.3 17.6-23.3 134 11.1 9.2-13.3 298 33.4 29.9-37.1
No 13,806 4,260 30.2 29.2-31.2 2,067 13.8 13.1-14.6 1,486 9.2 8.6- 9.8 5,993 46.8 45.7-47.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,957 1,621 32.2 30.6-33.8 856 16.3 15.1-17.5 532 9.3 8.4-10.2 1,948 42.3 40.6-44.0
Piedmont 8,225 2,491 29.5 28.3-30.8 1,159 12.3 11.5-13.2 839 8.4 7.7- 9.1 3,736 49.8 48.4-51.1
Western NC 1,610 484 30.7 28.0-33.6 270 17.0 14.9-19.4 249 12.8 11.1-14.8 607 39.5 36.5-42.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 932 267 30.3 26.6-34.2 155 16.7 14.0-19.9 137 11.6 9.5-14.1 373 41.4 37.5-45.3
Northwest 2,852 882 30.5 28.5-32.7 452 15.2 13.7-16.9 351 12.0 10.5-13.6 1,167 42.3 40.0-44.5
Charlotte 2,198 659 30.0 27.7-32.5 299 11.8 10.3-13.6 224 7.9 6.8- 9.2 1,016 50.2 47.6-52.8
Greensboro 1,915 595 30.7 28.2-33.4 263 13.8 12.0-15.9 198 9.0 7.5-10.6 859 46.5 43.7-49.4
Southern Regional 1,547 509 32.7 29.9-35.7 297 16.5 14.5-18.7 167 10.4 8.7-12.5 574 40.4 37.4-43.4
Coastal 747 245 31.5 27.8-35.5 100 13.1 10.6-16.2 81 9.8 7.7-12.5 321 45.5 41.4-49.7
Wake 2,021 591 27.5 25.0-30.2 265 10.1 8.6-11.7 188 6.8 5.6- 8.2 977 55.6 52.8-58.4
Area L 587 207 35.6 31.2-40.3 123 19.5 16.1-23.5 72 9.6 7.4-12.4 185 35.2 30.7-40.0
Eastern 1,862 600 31.1 28.6-33.8 316 17.4 15.3-19.6 184 8.1 6.9- 9.5 762 43.4 40.7-46.2

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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, 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.

****Click here to learn about other NC Area Health Education Centers

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