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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Oral Health

How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease?
Do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics.

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  Total
Respond.^
1 to 5 6 or more but not all All None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,392 4,779 29.2 28.3-30.2 2,644 12.6 12.0-13.2 1,519 6.6 6.2- 7.0 6,450 51.6 50.5-52.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 385 144 39.8 33.2-46.8 71 14.7 11.3-19.0 41 6.8 4.6- 9.9 129 38.7 32.0-45.8
Buncombe 352 86 21.4 17.0-26.6 51 11.0 8.1-14.9 38 7.8 5.4-11.2 177 59.8 53.5-65.8
Cabarrus 385 105 25.8 20.8-31.4 59 10.3 7.7-13.6 39 6.9 4.9- 9.6 182 57.1 50.9-63.1
Catawba 394 114 24.9 19.8-30.8 78 15.0 11.4-19.5 46 7.1 5.1- 9.8 156 53.0 46.1-59.8
Cumberland 441 144 33.8 28.1-39.9 65 10.3 7.7-13.7 40 6.4 4.5- 9.2 192 49.5 43.3-55.7
Davidson 422 124 32.9 27.0-39.3 78 13.2 10.2-16.9 52 7.5 5.5-10.1 168 46.4 40.3-52.7
Durham 395 126 34.7 28.1-41.9 54 8.9 6.5-12.1 19 3.2 1.9- 5.4 196 53.2 46.3-60.0
Forsyth 414 141 31.8 26.5-37.7 59 9.3 7.0-12.2 33 6.0 4.1- 8.8 181 52.8 46.7-58.8
Gaston 382 97 22.2 17.7-27.6 79 13.7 10.5-17.6 50 10.3 7.4-14.3 156 53.8 47.2-60.2
Guilford 444 146 31.5 26.3-37.2 67 12.7 9.1-17.6 29 4.7 3.1- 7.2 202 51.0 45.1-56.9
Iredell 439 129 27.1 22.1-32.7 71 11.8 9.1-15.3 50 8.1 5.8-11.1 189 53.0 46.8-59.1
Johnston 444 143 29.5 24.1-35.5 77 13.1 9.5-17.7 34 4.7 3.2- 6.9 190 52.8 46.2-59.2
Mecklenburg 828 224 25.6 22.0-29.6 82 6.3 4.9- 8.1 47 4.1 3.0- 5.7 475 64.0 59.7-68.0
New Hanover 389 126 29.8 24.2-36.2 56 11.7 8.6-15.6 22 4.2 2.6- 6.8 185 54.3 47.6-60.7
Onslow 386 114 27.1 21.8-33.0 60 10.0 7.4-13.5 38 5.4 3.8- 7.7 174 57.5 51.1-63.7
Orange 362 97 26.5 20.1-34.1 29 5.8 3.9- 8.6 14 4.0 2.2- 7.3 222 63.6 56.2-70.4
Pitt 389 125 29.9 24.9-35.5 57 10.6 7.9-14.2 32 6.0 4.0- 8.7 175 53.5 47.4-59.5
Randolph 382 118 26.3 20.9-32.4 72 11.5 8.7-15.1 50 9.4 6.5-13.3 142 52.9 45.5-60.1
Robeson 393 152 36.9 30.9-43.4 79 14.3 11.1-18.2 53 9.8 7.2-13.2 109 39.0 32.2-46.3
Rowan 440 133 30.0 24.7-35.8 93 15.4 12.2-19.2 39 5.8 4.1- 8.2 175 48.9 42.7-55.1
Union 387 120 31.4 25.2-38.3 50 9.8 6.9-13.6 32 5.7 3.8- 8.4 185 53.1 46.4-59.7
Wake 646 165 21.8 18.4-25.7 68 8.3 6.3-10.8 26 3.0 1.9- 4.9 387 66.9 62.4-71.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 411 132 28.9 23.8-34.5 74 14.6 11.0-19.0 41 6.6 4.6- 9.3 164 50.0 43.4-56.7
Northeast Partnership II*** 496 174 31.6 26.7-36.9 123 20.3 16.6-24.7 54 8.0 5.9-10.7 145 40.1 34.1-46.5
Northeast Partnership I*** 429 137 29.2 24.3-34.7 116 22.4 18.3-27.2 52 9.4 6.8-13.0 124 38.9 32.5-45.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 440 148 36.0 30.4-41.9 95 17.7 13.7-22.4 46 6.0 4.3- 8.2 151 40.4 34.6-46.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 467 150 31.1 26.0-36.8 93 15.6 12.3-19.6 45 5.0 3.5- 7.1 179 48.2 42.1-54.4
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 423 132 32.9 27.5-38.7 84 15.7 12.4-19.7 55 10.2 7.5-13.7 152 41.2 35.2-47.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 387 150 35.2 29.2-41.7 73 13.9 10.6-18.1 38 7.0 4.8-10.1 126 43.9 36.8-51.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 447 130 24.9 20.5-29.9 70 10.7 8.2-13.9 35 4.6 3.2- 6.6 212 59.8 53.9-65.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 556 185 32.3 27.4-37.6 97 12.4 9.7-15.7 82 11.7 9.0-15.1 192 43.6 38.1-49.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 420 149 34.8 29.4-40.7 77 13.6 10.5-17.5 53 9.0 6.6-12.1 141 42.6 36.6-48.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 414 116 24.6 19.8-30.1 91 16.7 13.0-21.4 47 6.7 4.8- 9.4 160 51.9 45.1-58.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 444 133 26.8 22.0-32.2 93 16.4 13.0-20.6 58 8.2 6.1-11.0 160 48.6 42.5-54.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 559 170 30.5 25.7-35.7 103 14.9 11.9-18.6 89 9.9 7.6-12.9 197 44.7 38.9-50.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,056 354 31.1 27.6-34.7 262 19.8 17.2-22.6 121 8.2 6.6-10.1 319 41.0 36.7-45.4
No 14,336 4,425 29.1 28.1-30.2 2,382 12.1 11.5-12.8 1,398 6.5 6.0- 6.9 6,131 52.3 51.1-53.4
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,153 1,685 31.3 29.6-33.1 982 15.1 14.0-16.4 507 6.6 5.9- 7.3 1,979 46.9 45.0-48.9
Piedmont 8,604 2,614 28.4 27.1-29.7 1,355 10.8 10.0-11.5 797 6.0 5.5- 6.6 3,838 54.8 53.3-56.3
Western NC 1,635 480 28.4 25.6-31.4 307 14.7 12.8-16.7 215 8.7 7.3-10.2 633 48.3 44.9-51.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 911 256 27.6 24.0-31.6 154 13.7 11.4-16.4 127 9.3 7.4-11.5 374 49.4 44.9-53.8
Northwest 3,077 945 29.8 27.6-32.0 573 13.2 11.9-14.6 336 7.3 6.4- 8.4 1,223 49.7 47.2-52.2
Charlotte 2,358 667 25.9 23.6-28.3 350 10.1 8.9-11.5 220 6.4 5.4- 7.5 1,121 57.7 54.9-60.4
Greensboro 1,976 640 32.1 29.2-35.0 297 11.7 9.9-13.8 190 6.7 5.6- 8.0 849 49.6 46.4-52.7
Southern Regional 1,582 530 33.1 29.9-36.5 277 12.1 10.4-14.0 175 6.9 5.8- 8.3 600 47.9 44.3-51.5
Coastal 804 256 31.4 27.4-35.7 137 14.0 11.6-16.9 67 6.6 5.0- 8.6 344 48.0 43.4-52.6
Wake 2,063 637 27.1 24.6-29.8 315 10.0 8.7-11.6 145 4.2 3.4- 5.3 966 58.6 55.7-61.5
Area L 666 218 32.3 27.9-37.0 173 22.3 18.7-26.5 68 7.0 5.3- 9.2 207 38.4 33.4-43.7
Eastern 1,955 630 29.3 26.7-32.0 368 15.5 13.6-17.5 191 6.2 5.2- 7.4 766 49.1 45.9-52.3

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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.

**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.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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