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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 14,007 9,566 65.7 64.5-66.8 1,536 11.8 11.0-12.7 1,083 8.3 7.7- 9.1 1,395 9.9 9.2-10.6 427 4.3 3.7- 4.9
GENDER
Male 5,126 3,361 62.0 60.1-63.9 551 12.6 11.3-14.1 400 8.2 7.2- 9.5 595 11.2 10.1-12.4 219 5.9 4.9- 7.1
Female 8,881 6,205 69.2 67.9-70.5 985 11.1 10.3-12.0 683 8.4 7.7- 9.3 800 8.6 7.8- 9.4 208 2.7 2.3- 3.2
RACE
White 10,588 7,697 70.8 69.5-72.1 1,041 11.2 10.3-12.3 714 7.3 6.6- 8.1 965 9.1 8.3- 9.8 171 1.7 1.3- 2.1
African American 2,247 1,263 57.4 54.6-60.2 341 14.2 12.4-16.3 248 10.9 9.1-13.1 304 13.4 11.7-15.3 91 4.0 3.0- 5.3
Asian 104 77 77.0 61.9-87.4 10 12.1 4.1-30.8 6 3.3 1.3- 7.8 4 3.4 1.1- 9.8 7 4.2 1.6-10.8
Native American 260 150 59.7 51.2-67.7 39 14.2 9.5-20.5 22 9.3 5.7-15.0 34 11.7 7.6-17.6 15 5.1 2.4-10.3
Other Minorities 748 343 41.1 36.6-45.9 96 11.9 9.4-15.1 84 12.1 9.4-15.4 85 10.9 8.2-14.4 140 23.9 19.6-28.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 782 371 41.8 37.2-46.4 96 12.2 9.6-15.3 87 11.5 9.0-14.6 85 10.3 7.7-13.7 143 24.3 20.0-29.1
-English Speaking 286 191 64.0 56.3-71.1 34 12.6 8.6-18.2 25 8.4 5.0-13.7 25 9.5 5.6-15.7 11 5.5 2.8-10.3
-Spanish Speaking 495 180 34.0 28.9-39.6 62 12.1 9.0-15.9 62 12.6 9.5-16.5 60 10.6 7.5-14.8 131 30.7 25.2-36.7
Non-Hispanic 13,197 9,179 68.3 67.2-69.5 1,435 11.8 11.0-12.7 993 8.0 7.3- 8.7 1,306 9.8 9.1-10.5 284 2.1 1.8- 2.4
AGE
18-24 621 370 59.5 54.5-64.3 92 15.8 12.4-20.0 77 11.8 8.9-15.4 50 7.0 5.0- 9.6 32 5.9 3.9- 8.9
25-34 1,850 1,170 58.6 55.7-61.5 245 13.9 11.9-16.0 160 9.6 8.0-11.5 186 10.7 8.9-12.7 89 7.3 5.5- 9.5
35-44 2,617 1,810 68.3 66.0-70.5 286 10.8 9.4-12.4 193 7.4 6.2- 8.7 252 9.8 8.4-11.3 76 3.7 2.8- 5.0
45-54 2,918 2,010 68.7 66.5-70.8 325 10.6 9.3-12.0 238 7.7 6.6- 8.9 279 10.5 9.1-12.1 66 2.6 1.9- 3.4
55-64 2,701 1,909 70.4 68.2-72.5 282 10.5 9.1-12.1 187 6.9 5.8- 8.1 259 9.7 8.4-11.2 64 2.6 1.9- 3.5
65-74 1,844 1,275 70.0 67.4-72.4 177 9.7 8.2-11.5 133 6.5 5.3- 7.9 207 11.1 9.5-12.9 52 2.7 2.0- 3.8
75+ 1,353 942 68.0 64.9-71.0 118 9.3 7.5-11.4 92 7.7 6.0- 9.7 155 11.4 9.4-13.8 46 3.6 2.6- 5.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,706 656 35.4 32.1-38.8 243 14.0 11.7-16.7 208 13.4 11.0-16.1 377 19.5 16.9-22.4 222 17.7 14.8-21.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,164 2,613 60.0 57.8-62.2 512 13.3 11.8-14.9 386 9.9 8.6-11.4 517 12.6 11.2-14.1 136 4.3 3.3- 5.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,598 2,532 68.1 65.7-70.4 408 12.6 10.8-14.7 287 8.7 7.4-10.2 325 8.8 7.7-10.2 46 1.7 1.2- 2.5
College Graduate 4,506 3,743 82.3 80.8-83.8 370 8.9 7.8-10.1 200 4.4 3.7- 5.2 171 3.9 3.2- 4.7 22 0.5 0.3- 0.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,295 516 34.8 31.0-38.7 192 15.3 12.4-18.6 164 12.9 10.4-15.9 310 25.0 21.3-29.0 113 12.0 8.8-16.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,203 1,124 46.4 43.3-49.5 318 14.0 11.9-16.3 270 13.9 11.7-16.3 361 16.4 14.3-18.7 130 9.4 7.5-11.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,700 1,099 61.9 58.5-65.1 204 14.3 11.9-17.1 162 9.0 7.4-10.9 194 11.7 9.9-13.9 41 3.1 2.1- 4.6
$35,000- 49,999 2,074 1,508 69.0 66.0-71.8 234 12.4 10.2-14.8 156 8.9 7.4-10.8 152 8.2 6.7-10.0 24 1.5 0.9- 2.5
$50,000-74,999 1,948 1,556 77.1 74.3-79.7 194 10.8 9.1-12.7 104 6.0 4.5- 7.9 84 5.2 3.9- 6.8 10 1.0 0.4- 2.1
$75,000+ 2,792 2,433 86.4 84.6-88.0 185 7.3 6.0- 8.7 88 2.9 2.2- 3.6 77 3.2 2.4- 4.2 9 0.3 0.1- 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,681 2,773 57.3 55.2-59.3 577 12.4 11.1-13.9 485 11.3 9.9-12.9 669 14.5 13.1-16.0 177 4.5 3.7- 5.5
No 8,878 6,518 69.6 68.1-71.0 898 11.4 10.4-12.5 567 7.1 6.3- 7.9 676 8.0 7.2- 8.8 219 3.9 3.2- 4.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,015 1,409 69.0 66.3-71.6 212 12.2 10.2-14.4 150 7.9 6.5- 9.5 210 9.7 8.3-11.4 34 1.2 0.8- 1.8
Non-Veteran 11,963 8,141 65.2 63.9-66.5 1,321 11.8 10.9-12.7 929 8.4 7.7- 9.2 1,182 9.9 9.2-10.7 390 4.7 4.1- 5.5

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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.

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