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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Oral Health-WHITES

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 9,985 7,435 74.3 73.3-75.4 954 9.6 8.9-10.3 599 6.3 5.7- 6.9 858 8.4 7.8- 9.1 139 1.4 1.1- 1.7
GENDER
Male 3,742 2,701 72.7 70.9-74.4 376 9.9 8.8-11.1 249 6.9 6.0- 8.0 362 9.0 8.0-10.2 54 1.5 1.1- 2.2
Female 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
18-24 512 371 71.6 66.5-76.2 58 11.7 8.7-15.6 36 7.1 4.8-10.3 43 8.6 5.9-12.2 4 1.1 0.3- 3.1
25-34 1,568 1,123 70.2 67.2-73.0 178 12.3 10.3-14.5 116 7.8 6.2- 9.6 143 9.2 7.5-11.3 8 0.6 0.2- 1.3
35-44 2,004 1,475 73.8 71.3-76.1 204 9.3 7.9-10.9 131 6.8 5.5- 8.4 178 9.1 7.7-10.7 16 1.0 0.5- 2.1
45-54 1,989 1,489 75.1 72.7-77.4 192 9.8 8.3-11.4 137 7.0 5.7- 8.5 153 7.2 6.0- 8.8 18 0.9 0.5- 1.5
55-64 1,753 1,328 76.3 73.6-78.7 150 8.2 6.8- 9.9 82 4.8 3.6- 6.2 163 8.6 7.1-10.4 30 2.2 1.3- 3.5
65-74 1,201 906 75.7 72.6-78.5 98 7.9 6.3-10.0 57 4.5 3.3- 6.1 109 9.3 7.5-11.6 31 2.6 1.7- 4.0
75+ 918 708 78.9 75.5-81.9 70 7.5 5.6-10.0 39 4.7 3.1- 7.0 69 6.3 4.8- 8.3 32 2.6 1.8- 3.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 944 472 49.1 45.0-53.2 119 12.3 9.9-15.0 97 11.7 9.1-14.8 200 20.8 17.7-24.3 56 6.2 4.3- 8.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,793 1,884 66.5 64.2-68.6 326 11.5 10.1-13.0 222 9.0 7.6-10.5 313 11.2 9.8-12.7 48 1.9 1.3- 2.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,691 2,032 74.8 72.7-76.8 261 10.3 8.9-11.9 165 6.4 5.4- 7.7 207 7.7 6.5- 9.0 26 0.8 0.5- 1.2
College Graduate 3,547 3,042 86.3 84.8-87.6 246 7.0 6.0- 8.1 113 2.7 2.2- 3.4 137 3.8 3.0- 4.7 9 0.2 0.1- 0.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 709 335 46.4 41.6-51.4 101 14.1 10.9-17.9 89 12.0 9.3-15.2 163 23.0 19.2-27.4 21 4.5 2.3- 8.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,308 811 59.4 55.9-62.8 165 12.7 10.5-15.1 104 9.5 7.5-12.1 182 14.4 12.2-17.0 46 3.9 2.7- 5.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,161 803 65.8 62.3-69.2 123 12.1 9.9-14.8 90 8.7 6.8-11.0 130 11.9 9.7-14.5 15 1.4 0.7- 2.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,493 1,152 75.1 72.3-77.7 146 10.3 8.6-12.3 83 6.0 4.6- 7.9 105 8.0 6.4-10.0 7 0.6 0.3- 1.3
$50,000-74,999 1,483 1,213 81.0 78.5-83.4 111 7.7 6.2- 9.6 83 6.0 4.7- 7.7 70 4.7 3.6- 6.2 6 0.5 0.2- 1.1
$75,000+ 1,774 1,582 88.9 87.0-90.5 103 6.1 4.9- 7.6 43 2.6 1.8- 3.7 43 2.3 1.6- 3.3 3 0.1 0.0- 0.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,861 1,895 65.8 63.5-67.9 314 11.2 9.9-12.8 222 7.6 6.4- 8.8 350 12.6 11.1-14.2 80 2.9 2.1- 4.0
No 6,872 5,360 77.8 76.5-79.0 615 9.0 8.2- 9.9 358 5.7 5.0- 6.5 486 6.9 6.2- 7.6 53 0.7 0.5- 1.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,328 958 74.0 71.2-76.6 139 9.8 8.2-11.8 83 6.3 5.0- 8.1 128 8.8 7.2-10.7 20 1.0 0.6- 1.7
Non-Veteran 8,537 6,371 74.2 73.0-75.4 807 9.6 8.8-10.4 514 6.3 5.7- 7.0 727 8.4 7.7- 9.2 118 1.5 1.1- 1.9
Currently Serving 105 95 88.4 79.0-93.9 5 6.0 2.4-14.1 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 3 3.7 1.0-12.4 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3

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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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