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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Oral Health--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,303 8,479 75.0 74.0-76.0 1,054 9.5 8.8-10.2 637 5.7 5.2- 6.2 935 8.1 7.5- 8.7 198 1.8 1.5- 2.1
No 1,996 816 39.6 36.8-42.5 340 15.6 13.8-17.7 264 13.5 11.6-15.7 455 22.8 20.4-25.4 121 8.4 6.6-10.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 205 146 67.5 57.8-75.8 17 9.0 4.9-16.0 13 9.1 4.4-17.9 24 12.3 7.1-20.5 5 2.1 0.7- 5.9
Recommended Range 4,575 3,448 74.1 72.4-75.8 428 9.5 8.5-10.6 267 6.0 5.1- 6.9 349 7.8 6.9- 8.9 83 2.6 1.9- 3.4
Overweight 4,625 3,289 70.6 68.9-72.3 492 10.7 9.6-11.9 287 6.4 5.6- 7.4 467 10.3 9.2-11.5 90 2.0 1.5- 2.6
Obese 3,207 2,001 61.9 59.8-64.0 384 11.9 10.5-13.3 273 8.8 7.7-10.1 450 13.8 12.4-15.4 99 3.6 2.8- 4.8
Current Smoker
No 10,412 7,590 71.7 70.6-72.9 1,034 10.3 9.6-11.1 607 6.0 5.5- 6.6 950 9.2 8.5- 9.9 231 2.7 2.3- 3.3
Yes 2,863 1,683 58.6 56.2-60.9 363 11.5 10.2-13.0 292 10.6 9.2-12.2 436 15.7 14.0-17.5 89 3.6 2.8- 4.6
Binge Drinker
No 12,124 8,532 69.5 68.5-70.6 1,262 10.5 9.8-11.2 814 6.8 6.2- 7.4 1,230 10.4 9.7-11.1 286 2.8 2.4- 3.3
Yes 1,018 663 64.1 60.3-67.7 114 11.1 8.9-13.7 81 9.2 7.1-11.8 130 11.8 9.6-14.4 30 3.8 2.4- 5.8
Heavy Drinker
No 12,752 8,938 69.2 68.1-70.2 1,338 10.6 9.9-11.2 860 6.9 6.4- 7.5 1,309 10.4 9.8-11.2 307 2.9 2.5- 3.4
Yes 444 294 63.6 57.7-69.2 50 12.7 9.2-17.4 29 6.8 4.3-10.6 59 12.1 9.0-16.0 12 4.8 2.3- 9.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,395 1,290 53.1 50.5-55.7 299 11.6 10.1-13.2 239 9.9 8.5-11.5 430 18.6 16.7-20.7 137 6.8 5.4- 8.7
No 10,883 7,991 72.1 70.9-73.1 1,093 10.4 9.6-11.1 663 6.5 5.9- 7.1 956 9.0 8.3- 9.7 180 2.1 1.7- 2.6
Current Asthma
Yes 1,001 643 64.3 60.3-68.0 111 11.8 9.3-14.7 75 7.7 5.8-10.1 147 13.6 11.1-16.6 25 2.7 1.6- 4.5
No 12,247 8,622 69.4 68.3-70.4 1,280 10.5 9.8-11.2 820 6.9 6.4- 7.5 1,230 10.3 9.6-11.0 295 3.0 2.5- 3.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,167 682 61.5 58.0-64.9 132 10.2 8.4-12.4 103 7.9 6.4- 9.8 191 14.9 12.6-17.5 59 5.4 3.8- 7.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 136 87 62.9 52.9-72.0 20 12.3 7.7-19.2 7 4.6 2.1- 9.8 15 11.7 6.7-19.4 7 8.5 3.5-19.2
No 11,869 8,444 69.7 68.6-70.7 1,232 10.6 9.9-11.3 778 6.9 6.4- 7.6 1,165 10.1 9.4-10.9 250 2.6 2.2- 3.1
No, Bordeline Diabetes 140 91 66.7 56.9-75.3 14 8.8 4.7-15.8 13 8.0 4.3-14.1 18 14.3 8.5-23.2 4 2.1 0.8- 5.9

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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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