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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,565 3,838 30.0 29.0-31.0 1,926 14.3 13.6-15.1 1,412 9.6 9.0-10.2 5,389 46.1 45.0-47.2
No 2,208 754 33.1 30.6-35.8 358 13.6 12.0-15.4 204 8.0 6.7- 9.5 892 45.2 42.5-48.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 241 52 20.5 14.6-27.9 38 15.4 10.1-22.9 36 13.5 9.2-19.3 115 50.6 42.3-58.9
Recommended Range 5,030 1,425 27.6 26.1-29.2 608 10.9 9.9-12.0 499 8.4 7.6- 9.3 2,498 53.1 51.3-54.8
Overweight 5,090 1,668 32.0 30.4-33.7 833 14.7 13.6-15.9 536 8.8 7.9- 9.7 2,053 44.5 42.7-46.2
Obese 3,632 1,212 33.3 31.4-35.2 693 18.2 16.7-19.8 447 11.1 9.9-12.5 1,280 37.4 35.4-39.4
Current Smoker
No 11,460 3,487 29.7 28.6-30.8 1,679 13.6 12.8-14.4 1,168 8.5 7.9- 9.1 5,126 48.3 47.1-49.4
Yes 3,286 1,097 33.3 31.3-35.5 597 16.3 14.8-17.9 448 12.3 11.0-13.6 1,144 38.1 36.0-40.3
Binge Drinker
No 13,539 4,230 30.8 29.8-31.8 2,167 14.8 14.1-15.5 1,560 9.8 9.3-10.4 5,582 44.5 43.5-45.6
Yes 1,061 296 25.4 22.4-28.7 88 7.9 6.1-10.2 41 3.8 2.7- 5.5 636 62.8 59.2-66.3
Heavy Drinker
No 14,200 4,418 30.5 29.5-31.4 2,208 14.3 13.6-15.0 1,588 9.5 9.0-10.1 5,986 45.8 44.7-46.8
Yes 462 136 30.3 25.3-35.9 51 11.8 8.4-16.5 21 4.5 2.6- 7.5 254 53.4 47.6-59.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,136 898 28.3 26.4-30.4 868 27.3 25.4-29.4 795 23.4 21.6-25.3 575 20.9 18.9-23.0
No 11,609 3,684 31.0 29.9-32.1 1,409 11.1 10.4-11.8 813 5.9 5.4- 6.4 5,703 52.1 51.0-53.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,163 343 29.0 25.7-32.4 257 21.5 18.6-24.7 184 13.7 11.5-16.1 379 35.9 32.4-39.6
No 13,546 4,228 30.6 29.6-31.6 2,015 13.6 12.9-14.3 1,420 8.9 8.4- 9.5 5,883 46.9 45.8-47.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,522 446 29.8 26.9-32.8 409 26.7 24.0-29.5 386 22.5 20.1-25.2 281 21.0 18.4-23.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 134 30 21.3 14.1-30.9 15 14.0 8.0-23.3 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 88 64.2 54.0-73.4
No 12,953 4,076 30.7 29.7-31.8 1,811 12.7 12.1-13.5 1,193 7.8 7.2- 8.3 5,873 48.8 47.7-49.8
No, Bordeline Diabetes 177 43 20.6 14.8-28.1 50 25.0 18.2-33.4 38 27.2 18.8-37.6 46 27.2 19.4-36.6

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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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