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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Oral Health

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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 15,511 10,287 65.2 64.1-66.3 1,756 12.1 11.3-12.9 1,281 8.8 8.2- 9.5 2,014 11.6 11.0-12.3 173 2.2 1.8- 2.8
GENDER
Male 5,653 3,639 62.2 60.3-64.0 635 13.1 11.8-14.5 470 8.4 7.4- 9.6 820 12.9 11.8-14.2 89 3.4 2.6- 4.5
Female 9,858 6,648 68.1 66.8-69.3 1,121 11.2 10.4-12.0 811 9.2 8.4-10.1 1,194 10.4 9.7-11.2 84 1.1 0.9- 1.5
RACE
White 11,702 8,198 70.1 68.9-71.3 1,196 11.2 10.4-12.1 840 7.5 6.9- 8.3 1,429 10.8 10.1-11.6 39 0.3 0.2- 0.5
African American 2,572 1,449 57.4 54.7-60.0 388 14.8 12.9-17.1 297 12.2 10.5-14.1 417 14.5 12.9-16.3 21 1.0 0.5- 2.0
Asian 107 78 81.4 71.6-88.4 12 8.3 4.1-16.2 9 5.7 2.6-11.9 2 0.7 0.2- 3.0 6 4.0 1.4-10.5
Native American 297 167 56.8 48.5-64.7 44 16.2 10.2-24.8 31 8.8 5.7-13.4 50 16.2 11.5-22.4 5 1.9 0.4- 7.9
Other Minorities 767 357 41.1 36.6-45.8 103 13.4 10.6-16.7 93 12.8 10.0-16.3 113 13.6 10.6-17.2 101 19.1 15.1-23.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 804 383 41.4 37.0-46.0 110 13.8 11.0-17.1 98 13.2 10.4-16.7 113 13.1 10.2-16.6 100 18.5 14.6-23.3
-English Speaking 310 201 63.7 56.2-70.6 43 15.0 10.4-21.1 26 9.1 5.5-14.5 36 11.0 7.0-16.9 4 1.3 0.4- 3.9
-Spanish Speaking 493 182 33.2 28.2-38.7 67 13.3 10.1-17.4 72 14.8 11.2-19.2 77 13.9 10.4-18.4 95 24.8 19.5-30.8
Non-Hispanic 14,674 9,886 67.7 66.6-68.8 1,641 11.9 11.1-12.7 1,179 8.4 7.7- 9.0 1,895 11.5 10.8-12.2 73 0.6 0.4- 0.8
AGE
18-24 619 384 61.6 56.6-66.3 92 16.2 12.8-20.3 75 11.7 8.9-15.2 46 6.7 4.7- 9.4 22 3.9 2.3- 6.6
25-34 1,849 1,218 61.3 58.4-64.2 245 13.0 11.2-15.1 161 9.9 8.3-11.8 163 10.0 8.2-12.1 62 5.8 4.2- 7.9
35-44 2,657 1,894 70.0 67.7-72.2 300 11.6 10.1-13.3 197 7.5 6.3- 8.9 238 9.4 8.0-10.9 28 1.5 0.9- 2.6
45-54 3,082 2,166 69.2 67.0-71.3 350 11.6 10.1-13.2 261 8.3 7.2- 9.6 287 10.0 8.7-11.6 18 0.9 0.5- 1.5
55-64 3,087 2,045 66.2 64.0-68.2 347 11.0 9.7-12.4 228 7.3 6.3- 8.6 454 15.0 13.5-16.6 13 0.6 0.3- 1.2
65-74 2,342 1,440 63.2 60.8-65.5 249 10.3 8.9-11.9 208 8.4 7.2- 9.8 430 17.5 15.7-19.5 15 0.6 0.3- 1.2
75+ 1,766 1,053 58.3 55.4-61.1 165 9.8 8.2-11.7 145 9.3 7.7-11.3 388 21.6 19.3-24.1 15 1.0 0.6- 1.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,348 840 34.6 31.8-37.5 325 14.6 12.5-17.0 328 14.8 12.7-17.3 758 27.0 24.5-29.7 97 9.0 6.8-11.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,695 2,912 60.7 58.6-62.7 595 13.6 12.2-15.2 438 10.1 8.9-11.4 699 13.4 12.1-14.8 51 2.2 1.5- 3.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,840 2,701 69.4 67.2-71.6 445 12.4 10.8-14.1 304 8.5 7.3- 9.9 375 9.2 8.0-10.5 15 0.5 0.3- 1.0
College Graduate 4,588 3,809 82.2 80.6-83.6 387 9.0 7.9-10.2 207 4.7 4.0- 5.6 176 3.9 3.2- 4.8 9 0.2 0.1- 0.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,759 674 35.8 32.6-39.2 270 15.4 13.1-18.0 231 14.9 12.3-17.9 547 28.5 25.3-31.8 37 5.4 3.1- 9.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,556 1,309 47.7 44.8-50.6 369 15.4 13.2-17.9 321 13.2 11.5-15.2 497 18.7 16.6-20.9 60 5.0 3.6- 6.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,860 1,177 61.3 58.1-64.4 245 15.1 12.8-17.8 181 9.5 7.8-11.4 246 13.4 11.5-15.6 11 0.6 0.3- 1.2
$35,000- 49,999 2,194 1,597 70.2 67.4-72.8 253 12.7 10.8-15.0 158 7.7 6.3- 9.3 176 8.8 7.3-10.6 10 0.6 0.3- 1.3
$50,000-74,999 2,012 1,614 77.4 74.6-79.9 192 10.7 9.0-12.8 111 6.7 5.1- 8.7 92 4.9 3.7- 6.5 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0
$75,000+ 2,836 2,467 85.9 84.1-87.6 191 7.4 6.1- 8.9 89 3.2 2.5- 4.1 83 3.3 2.5- 4.3 6 0.2 0.1- 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,566 3,180 56.9 55.0-58.7 698 13.1 11.9-14.4 586 11.3 10.0-12.7 1,048 17.1 15.8-18.5 54 1.6 1.1- 2.4
No 9,460 6,811 69.3 67.9-70.7 996 11.5 10.5-12.5 652 7.7 6.9- 8.5 897 9.2 8.4-10.0 104 2.3 1.8- 3.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,250 1,523 67.8 65.3-70.3 246 12.6 10.7-14.7 168 7.1 5.9- 8.4 305 12.1 10.6-13.9 8 0.3 0.2- 0.7
Non-Veteran 13,231 8,746 64.8 63.6-66.0 1,505 12.0 11.2-12.9 1,110 9.1 8.4- 9.9 1,706 11.6 10.8-12.3 164 2.5 2.0- 3.2

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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.

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