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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 345 236 60.2 52.3-67.6 37 12.4 7.7-19.5 23 11.2 6.3-19.3 40 13.4 9.1-19.3 9 2.8 1.3- 6.0
Buncombe 322 219 67.5 60.8-73.5 28 7.7 5.0-11.7 26 8.5 5.6-12.7 38 13.0 8.9-18.5 11 3.3 1.5- 7.1
Cabarrus 346 240 66.1 59.1-72.4 39 12.5 8.4-18.2 25 9.4 5.5-15.7 34 8.6 5.8-12.6 8 3.4 1.5- 7.5
Catawba 352 246 68.7 61.9-74.8 25 7.1 4.3-11.5 25 8.2 5.2-12.5 47 12.0 8.6-16.7 9 4.0 1.7- 9.0
Cumberland 400 265 65.6 59.4-71.4 53 11.9 8.8-15.9 33 10.9 7.2-16.2 37 9.1 6.2-13.1 12 2.5 1.2- 5.2
Davidson 372 254 67.5 60.8-73.5 36 9.1 6.0-13.7 25 6.5 4.2- 9.9 43 11.4 8.0-15.8 14 5.5 2.3-12.4
Durham 381 277 64.3 56.9-71.1 36 11.4 7.6-16.7 25 8.1 4.9-13.2 27 8.5 4.6-15.3 16 7.7 4.3-13.3
Forsyth 387 285 64.8 58.0-71.0 36 13.6 8.9-20.2 33 9.9 6.7-14.5 22 7.0 4.3-11.1 11 4.7 2.5- 8.7
Gaston 339 239 67.6 60.5-74.0 28 8.9 5.7-13.6 24 9.5 5.5-15.7 43 12.6 8.6-18.2 5 1.4 0.5- 3.7
Guilford 420 290 67.1 60.9-72.7 48 11.3 8.1-15.7 36 8.3 5.7-11.9 35 8.6 5.6-12.8 11 4.7 2.1-10.4
Iredell 388 282 71.7 65.1-77.6 39 10.2 6.3-16.0 26 7.2 4.4-11.7 34 8.9 5.9-13.1 7 2.0 0.7- 5.3
Johnston 413 280 61.7 54.5-68.5 40 10.6 7.0-15.9 44 11.2 7.1-17.4 34 8.7 5.4-13.7 15 7.7 4.2-13.6
Mecklenburg 781 596 71.0 65.6-75.8 73 11.2 8.0-15.3 48 7.7 4.8-12.1 45 5.9 4.2- 8.4 19 4.2 2.1- 8.3
New Hanover 369 282 73.0 65.8-79.2 34 8.2 5.5-12.1 30 12.2 7.6-19.2 22 6.4 3.4-11.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
Onslow 353 237 67.4 60.4-73.7 44 14.9 10.3-21.2 33 6.4 4.2- 9.6 32 7.7 5.1-11.4 7 3.5 1.1-10.6
Orange 350 261 67.2 59.2-74.2 33 12.1 8.0-18.0 25 8.3 5.4-12.7 21 8.8 4.0-18.0 10 3.6 1.7- 7.5
Pitt 360 239 66.9 60.7-72.6 48 13.7 9.9-18.7 28 6.9 4.2-11.2 33 7.9 5.4-11.5 12 4.5 2.4- 8.4
Randolph 336 230 65.0 57.0-72.2 33 9.5 6.1-14.4 25 8.4 4.7-14.5 40 12.9 8.3-19.4 8 4.3 1.5-11.7
Robeson 339 205 57.1 49.6-64.2 42 13.1 8.8-19.2 35 12.4 7.6-19.5 41 11.2 7.9-15.8 16 6.2 3.1-11.9
Rowan 406 250 58.4 51.9-64.7 58 12.6 9.3-16.8 29 11.3 6.8-18.0 57 15.0 10.8-20.4 12 2.7 1.3- 5.6
Union 362 262 71.0 64.0-77.1 37 10.3 6.8-15.5 23 7.2 4.2-12.0 31 9.1 5.5-14.8 9 2.4 1.1- 5.1
Wake 621 500 75.9 70.6-80.5 51 11.7 8.1-16.6 27 4.6 2.9- 7.0 31 4.4 3.0- 6.6 12 3.4 1.5- 7.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 376 249 67.6 61.3-73.3 52 13.1 9.5-17.9 28 7.1 4.5-10.9 36 9.3 6.5-13.2 11 2.9 1.4- 5.7
Northeast Partnership II*** 444 257 56.8 50.4-62.9 51 9.1 6.7-12.3 46 8.9 6.4-12.3 60 15.2 11.0-20.5 30 10.0 6.0-16.3
Northeast Partnership I*** 379 243 59.4 52.5-65.9 44 12.1 8.7-16.6 30 7.2 4.7-11.1 48 13.1 9.4-17.9 14 8.1 3.8-16.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 395 255 64.3 58.0-70.1 39 10.3 7.2-14.6 39 9.9 6.7-14.4 43 10.8 7.3-15.6 19 4.7 2.7- 8.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 427 272 60.1 53.7-66.2 49 12.6 8.7-17.9 36 8.3 5.8-11.9 52 12.5 8.9-17.3 18 6.5 3.7-11.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 375 232 63.2 57.0-69.0 51 12.2 8.9-16.5 32 8.9 5.8-13.5 52 13.2 9.6-17.7 8 2.4 1.1- 5.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 352 226 64.3 57.4-70.7 47 14.4 10.1-20.1 31 8.6 5.6-13.0 37 8.2 5.6-11.7 11 4.5 2.2- 8.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 421 302 64.7 57.8-71.0 53 14.1 9.6-20.2 32 9.4 6.1-14.2 26 8.5 5.3-13.4 8 3.3 1.4- 7.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 488 305 59.7 53.6-65.5 72 15.0 11.1-19.9 31 7.0 4.3-11.1 57 11.5 8.2-16.0 23 6.8 4.0-11.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 371 250 65.5 59.1-71.4 41 11.3 8.0-15.8 27 7.8 5.1-11.7 45 12.5 8.6-17.9 8 2.9 1.1- 7.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 367 244 60.4 52.8-67.5 33 12.4 7.8-19.2 31 8.3 4.9-13.6 44 11.4 8.0-16.1 15 7.5 3.8-14.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 393 240 60.1 53.6-66.3 51 14.2 10.2-19.4 34 8.6 5.4-13.2 52 12.6 9.0-17.3 16 4.6 2.3- 9.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 477 316 62.9 56.6-68.7 55 14.1 10.2-19.2 38 9.3 5.9-14.4 56 12.3 8.8-17.1 12 1.3 0.6- 2.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 941 576 59.2 54.8-63.4 116 11.4 9.2-13.9 82 7.5 5.8- 9.7 120 13.7 11.0-17.0 47 8.2 5.5-12.2
No 13,066 8,990 66.1 64.8-67.3 1,420 11.9 11.0-12.8 1,001 8.4 7.7- 9.1 1,275 9.6 8.9-10.4 380 4.0 3.5- 4.7
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 4,680 3,057 63.4 61.5-65.4 562 12.1 10.8-13.4 415 9.0 8.0-10.2 490 10.6 9.5-11.9 156 4.8 3.9- 6.0
Piedmont 7,888 5,563 67.5 65.9-69.0 830 11.8 10.7-13.0 547 7.9 7.0- 8.9 728 8.7 7.9- 9.6 220 4.1 3.3- 5.0
Western NC 1,439 946 62.7 59.2-66.2 144 11.5 9.3-14.1 121 8.7 6.8-11.1 177 13.1 10.8-15.7 51 4.0 2.7- 5.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 799 535 64.3 59.6-68.8 83 12.1 9.2-15.7 64 9.1 6.5-12.6 94 12.5 9.7-16.1 23 2.0 1.2- 3.4
Northwest 2,763 1,875 64.6 61.9-67.1 283 11.1 9.4-13.1 209 8.3 7.0- 9.8 311 11.4 9.8-13.1 85 4.7 3.4- 6.3
Charlotte 2,159 1,548 68.1 64.9-71.1 224 12.2 10.1-14.7 149 8.6 6.7-11.1 184 7.6 6.3- 9.2 54 3.5 2.2- 5.4
Greensboro 1,807 1,260 65.4 62.1-68.6 193 11.3 9.4-13.6 133 8.9 7.1-11.0 170 10.3 8.4-12.6 51 4.1 2.7- 6.3
Southern Regional 1,411 911 62.6 58.8-66.2 190 13.7 11.3-16.6 112 9.0 7.0-11.4 152 10.6 8.6-13.1 46 4.1 2.7- 6.1
Coastal 750 519 65.6 60.9-70.0 85 10.4 8.1-13.4 60 10.5 7.7-14.2 74 10.7 8.1-14.0 12 2.8 1.4- 5.3
Wake 1,936 1,383 69.2 65.9-72.2 194 11.8 9.6-14.5 142 6.8 5.4- 8.5 151 7.0 5.6- 8.8 66 5.2 3.7- 7.4
Area L 600 388 63.4 58.2-68.4 64 10.9 8.2-14.3 56 9.2 6.7-12.7 72 11.6 8.7-15.2 20 4.8 2.5- 9.0
Eastern 1,782 1,147 63.5 60.2-66.7 220 12.2 10.2-14.5 158 7.5 6.2- 9.1 187 10.9 9.0-13.1 70 5.9 4.2- 8.2

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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.

**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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