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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,642 9,074 72.7 71.7-73.6 1,214 9.8 9.1-10.4 760 5.8 5.4- 6.4 1,509 11.1 10.4-11.8 85 0.6 0.5- 0.8
No 2,212 972 42.7 40.0-45.4 390 16.5 14.7-18.5 306 15.1 13.1-17.4 480 21.5 19.3-23.9 64 4.2 3.0- 5.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 241 162 66.7 58.1-74.3 21 8.5 4.9-14.3 15 7.6 3.6-15.2 42 16.9 11.4-24.2 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
Recommended Range 5,055 3,661 72.4 70.8-74.0 504 10.2 9.2-11.3 296 6.0 5.2- 7.0 557 10.3 9.3-11.3 37 1.1 0.7- 1.7
Overweight 5,140 3,554 69.2 67.6-70.8 544 10.8 9.7-11.9 352 7.2 6.3- 8.2 645 11.9 10.8-13.1 45 0.9 0.6- 1.3
Obese 3,637 2,214 60.7 58.7-62.7 441 12.1 10.9-13.5 340 9.6 8.4-10.9 601 16.6 15.1-18.2 41 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Current Smoker
No 11,533 8,092 70.2 69.1-71.2 1,150 10.1 9.5-10.9 731 6.4 5.9- 7.0 1,445 12.0 11.3-12.8 115 1.2 1.0- 1.6
Yes 3,294 1,934 58.4 56.3-60.6 452 13.6 12.2-15.1 332 10.8 9.5-12.4 542 15.9 14.4-17.6 34 1.2 0.8- 1.9
Binge Drinker
No 13,622 9,227 67.7 66.7-68.7 1,463 10.9 10.3-11.6 971 7.3 6.7- 7.9 1,828 12.9 12.2-13.6 133 1.2 0.9- 1.5
Yes 1,059 708 66.6 63.0-70.0 117 10.3 8.3-12.6 87 9.1 7.1-11.6 132 12.2 9.9-14.9 15 1.8 1.0- 3.2
Heavy Drinker
No 14,276 9,670 67.7 66.7-68.6 1,536 10.9 10.3-11.6 1,019 7.3 6.8- 7.9 1,906 12.8 12.2-13.6 145 1.2 1.0- 1.5
Yes 464 310 65.8 60.1-71.0 56 11.9 8.9-15.9 33 7.3 4.8-11.0 61 13.3 9.7-17.9 4 1.7 0.6- 4.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,149 1,579 49.5 47.2-51.7 403 12.6 11.2-14.1 322 10.7 9.3-12.2 780 25.0 23.1-27.1 65 2.3 1.6- 3.2
No 11,676 8,451 71.9 70.8-72.9 1,197 10.5 9.8-11.3 744 6.7 6.1- 7.3 1,203 10.0 9.3-10.7 81 0.9 0.7- 1.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,178 732 63.2 59.6-66.6 137 11.8 9.7-14.4 88 7.3 5.7- 9.3 213 16.8 14.3-19.6 8 0.9 0.4- 2.3
No 13,613 9,282 68.0 67.0-69.0 1,457 10.8 10.2-11.5 968 7.4 6.8- 8.0 1,765 12.5 11.8-13.3 141 1.3 1.0- 1.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,512 804 55.9 52.8-59.0 167 10.6 8.8-12.7 138 8.5 7.0-10.2 374 23.1 20.5-25.8 29 2.0 1.3- 3.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 137 91 67.1 57.3-75.6 20 13.1 8.0-20.7 10 6.5 3.4-12.2 12 8.3 4.6-14.6 4 5.0 1.4-16.2
No 13,044 9,066 68.9 67.9-70.0 1,397 11.0 10.3-11.6 899 7.3 6.7- 7.9 1,569 11.7 11.0-12.4 113 1.1 0.9- 1.5
No, Bordeline Diabetes 176 98 54.4 45.1-63.4 21 9.2 5.5-15.0 18 9.8 5.7-16.2 36 25.3 17.6-34.9 3 1.3 0.4- 4.2

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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, 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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