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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Oral Health-WHITES

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 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
GENDER
Male 3,931 2,771 68.1 65.9-70.2 403 13.0 11.4-14.9 253 6.7 5.6- 8.0 418 10.3 9.1-11.7 86 1.9 1.4- 2.6
Female 6,657 4,926 73.3 71.8-74.7 638 9.6 8.7-10.6 461 7.8 6.9- 8.8 547 7.9 7.1- 8.8 85 1.4 1.0- 1.9
AGE
18-24 346 227 65.4 58.9-71.4 54 17.6 12.9-23.5 37 10.0 6.7-14.7 22 5.1 3.2- 8.2 6 1.9 0.8- 4.4
25-34 1,133 764 62.9 59.2-66.5 148 14.4 11.8-17.3 101 9.8 7.8-12.3 104 10.8 8.5-13.6 16 2.1 1.2- 3.8
35-44 1,888 1,379 72.8 70.2-75.1 183 10.1 8.5-11.9 126 6.5 5.3- 8.0 180 9.8 8.2-11.5 20 0.9 0.6- 1.5
45-54 2,224 1,625 73.4 71.0-75.6 219 9.1 7.8-10.7 159 6.5 5.4- 7.8 197 9.9 8.3-11.7 24 1.1 0.7- 1.8
55-64 2,185 1,631 74.7 72.5-76.9 204 9.7 8.2-11.3 133 6.1 5.0- 7.4 176 7.7 6.5- 9.1 41 1.9 1.3- 2.7
65-74 1,548 1,140 74.7 72.0-77.2 130 8.4 6.8-10.2 85 5.0 3.9- 6.3 164 10.0 8.4-11.9 29 1.9 1.2- 3.0
75+ 1,195 875 72.9 69.7-75.9 99 9.0 7.1-11.3 71 6.3 4.8- 8.2 116 8.9 7.2-11.0 34 2.9 1.9- 4.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 916 386 37.4 32.7-42.3 133 17.1 13.2-21.8 107 14.2 10.5-18.9 224 24.0 20.0-28.5 66 7.3 5.1-10.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,023 2,015 65.1 62.6-67.6 335 12.2 10.5-14.1 244 8.6 7.2-10.2 365 12.1 10.6-13.8 64 1.9 1.4- 2.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,831 2,054 69.5 66.8-72.2 297 12.5 10.4-14.9 213 8.2 6.8- 9.9 238 8.3 7.0- 9.9 29 1.5 0.9- 2.3
College Graduate 3,798 3,228 84.0 82.4-85.5 274 8.1 7.0- 9.4 149 3.9 3.2- 4.7 135 3.7 3.0- 4.6 12 0.3 0.1- 0.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 748 311 36.7 31.9-41.9 105 15.2 11.7-19.5 92 13.5 10.2-17.7 191 27.3 22.7-32.5 49 7.3 5.1-10.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,337 728 49.0 44.9-53.0 182 14.1 11.3-17.6 153 13.1 10.5-16.1 229 19.3 16.3-22.7 45 4.5 2.9- 6.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,228 809 62.6 58.6-66.5 139 14.2 11.2-17.8 112 8.5 6.7-10.5 149 12.9 10.5-15.7 19 1.8 0.9- 3.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,636 1,222 70.6 67.2-73.7 166 11.5 9.2-14.3 114 8.4 6.7-10.5 121 8.7 6.8-10.9 13 0.8 0.4- 1.7
$50,000-74,999 1,652 1,337 78.1 75.1-80.9 151 10.0 8.2-12.2 86 6.0 4.3- 8.3 72 5.1 3.8- 6.9 6 0.7 0.2- 2.1
$75,000+ 2,504 2,198 86.8 84.9-88.5 161 7.5 6.2- 9.1 71 2.5 1.9- 3.3 68 3.0 2.2- 4.1 6 0.2 0.1- 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,585 2,274 61.7 59.3-64.0 410 11.6 10.2-13.2 325 10.1 8.5-12.0 480 13.9 12.3-15.6 96 2.7 2.0- 3.5
No 6,738 5,238 74.9 73.3-76.4 597 10.9 9.7-12.2 375 6.0 5.3- 6.8 463 7.1 6.3- 8.0 65 1.1 0.8- 1.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,670 1,201 71.8 69.0-74.4 166 11.2 9.3-13.3 106 6.9 5.5- 8.6 168 9.0 7.5-10.7 29 1.2 0.8- 1.8
Non-Veteran 8,904 6,484 70.6 69.1-72.0 875 11.3 10.2-12.4 608 7.4 6.6- 8.2 796 9.1 8.2-10.0 141 1.7 1.4- 2.2

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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.

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