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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Oral Health-WHITE FEMALES

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 6,243 4,734 75.9 74.6-77.2 578 9.3 8.5-10.3 350 5.7 5.0- 6.4 496 7.9 7.1- 8.7 85 1.2 0.9- 1.6
AGE
18-24 309 216 66.8 60.0-73.0 36 14.6 10.1-20.6 25 7.7 5.0-11.8 30 9.7 6.5-14.3 2 1.1 0.2- 5.6
25-34 956 700 73.6 70.1-76.8 107 10.9 8.8-13.5 67 7.0 5.3- 9.2 77 8.0 6.1-10.4 5 0.5 0.2- 1.3
35-44 1,216 920 76.6 73.6-79.4 123 9.4 7.6-11.6 70 5.9 4.4- 7.8 95 7.6 6.0- 9.6 8 0.5 0.2- 1.1
45-54 1,239 948 75.7 72.6-78.6 113 9.4 7.6-11.6 78 6.7 5.1- 8.8 90 7.2 5.6- 9.3 10 1.0 0.4- 2.1
55-64 1,070 825 77.7 74.5-80.7 91 8.2 6.5-10.4 44 3.8 2.7- 5.4 95 8.6 6.6-11.2 15 1.6 0.8- 2.9
65-74 777 604 78.3 74.6-81.6 57 7.1 5.1- 9.7 36 4.0 2.7- 5.9 58 7.9 5.8-10.5 22 2.7 1.6- 4.6
75+ 644 492 78.1 74.0-81.7 48 7.1 4.9-10.2 30 4.1 2.6- 6.2 51 7.8 5.7-10.6 23 2.9 1.8- 4.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 581 295 49.2 44.1-54.3 75 12.3 9.3-16.1 55 9.7 7.2-13.0 122 23.0 18.6-28.1 34 5.8 3.8- 8.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,781 1,218 67.6 64.8-70.2 212 12.2 10.4-14.2 145 9.0 7.4-10.9 174 9.5 8.0-11.3 32 1.7 1.1- 2.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,744 1,353 77.4 74.9-79.8 153 8.9 7.3-10.6 86 5.0 3.9- 6.4 134 7.9 6.5- 9.6 18 0.8 0.5- 1.4
College Graduate 2,130 1,864 87.9 86.1-89.5 137 6.7 5.5- 8.2 63 2.6 1.9- 3.4 65 2.8 2.1- 3.8 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 504 241 45.1 39.7-50.6 80 17.4 13.5-22.2 63 13.5 10.2-17.7 107 21.6 17.4-26.5 13 2.4 1.2- 4.9
$15,000- 24,999 917 584 60.9 56.9-64.8 119 14.1 11.4-17.4 71 8.1 6.2-10.5 119 14.4 11.7-17.6 24 2.5 1.5- 4.1
$25,000- 34,999 711 512 67.3 62.5-71.7 71 10.4 7.9-13.6 47 7.9 5.6-11.1 70 12.8 9.5-16.9 11 1.6 0.7- 3.6
$35,000- 49,999 878 707 78.2 74.6-81.5 80 10.4 8.1-13.2 42 5.4 3.7- 7.8 46 5.4 3.8- 7.6 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9
$50,000-74,999 860 738 85.6 82.5-88.2 51 5.8 4.2- 7.9 41 5.1 3.5- 7.4 27 3.1 2.0- 4.7 3 0.5 0.2- 1.8
$75,000+ 993 904 91.4 89.2-93.2 46 4.3 3.1- 5.9 18 1.9 1.1- 3.2 23 2.3 1.4- 3.6 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,853 1,246 67.0 64.3-69.7 200 10.9 9.2-12.8 149 7.6 6.2- 9.2 212 12.3 10.5-14.5 46 2.2 1.5- 3.1
No 4,263 3,388 79.4 77.8-80.8 367 8.7 7.7- 9.8 196 4.9 4.2- 5.9 275 6.1 5.3- 7.0 37 0.8 0.6- 1.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 75 80.8 70.1-88.3 6 6.8 2.9-14.9 7 5.8 2.6-12.4 5 6.3 2.2-16.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
Non-Veteran 6,125 4,636 75.8 74.4-77.1 571 9.4 8.5-10.3 343 5.7 5.0- 6.4 491 7.9 7.1- 8.8 84 1.2 0.9- 1.6
Currently Serving 20 19 89.9 53.7-98.5 1 10.1 1.5-46.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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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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