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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

Oral Health

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%)
North Carolina 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
-Wake County 565 437 75.6 71.1-79.6 54 9.3 7.0-12.4 29 5.6 3.7- 8.4 35 6.8 4.6- 9.8 10 2.6 1.2- 5.6
GENDER
Male 223 161 70.2 62.9-76.7 23 10.5 6.9-15.6 16 7.2 4.1-12.2 17 7.9 4.7-13.1 6 4.2 1.7-10.3
Female 342 276 81.1 76.0-85.4 31 8.2 5.5-12.0 13 4.1 2.3- 7.1 18 5.7 3.3- 9.5 4 0.9 0.3- 2.7
RACE
White 413 340 81.0 76.1-85.0 34 8.2 5.7-11.8 19 5.6 3.5- 8.9 19 5.0 3.0- 8.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
Other 146 92 63.5 53.8-72.2 19 11.5 7.0-18.2 10 6.0 2.8-12.5 16 11.0 6.4-18.4 9 8.0 3.6-17.0
AGE
18-44 319 232 70.7 64.4-76.3 39 11.4 8.1-15.8 21 6.9 4.3-10.9 20 7.4 4.5-11.8 7 3.7 1.5- 8.7
45+ 240 200 82.7 76.4-87.7 15 6.6 3.7-11.3 8 3.9 1.8- 8.3 14 5.8 3.1-10.4 3 1.0 0.3- 3.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 136 81 60.1 50.1-69.4 17 10.4 6.2-17.1 13 8.4 4.7-14.6 18 13.2 7.8-21.6 7 7.8 3.2-18.1
Some College + 427 355 81.6 76.8-85.6 36 8.7 6.0-12.3 16 4.6 2.6- 8.0 17 4.4 2.6- 7.5 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 194 125 58.8 50.1-67.0 25 11.8 7.6-17.8 13 7.9 4.2-14.5 23 14.5 9.2-22.1 8 6.9 3.0-15.4
$50,000+ 242 210 86.4 80.8-90.5 17 7.9 4.8-12.8 10 4.3 2.2- 8.1 4 1.2 0.4- 3.5 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8

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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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