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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 2,933 1,962 62.2 59.5-64.8 301 13.3 11.4-15.5 230 8.7 7.3-10.5 328 10.1 8.7-11.6 112 5.7 4.3- 7.4
Female 4,955 3,601 72.7 71.0-74.3 529 10.3 9.3-11.5 317 7.1 6.2- 8.2 400 7.4 6.5- 8.4 108 2.5 1.9- 3.2
RACE
White 6,142 4,588 73.2 71.5-74.9 590 11.3 10.0-12.7 363 6.6 5.7- 7.6 524 7.8 6.9- 8.7 77 1.1 0.8- 1.6
African American 1,144 677 59.3 55.3-63.2 168 14.0 11.5-17.0 112 10.9 8.3-14.3 142 11.9 9.7-14.4 45 3.9 2.7- 5.7
Other Minorities 563 276 46.1 40.6-51.7 67 11.9 8.8-15.9 64 11.1 8.3-14.8 60 10.3 7.3-14.3 96 20.6 15.9-26.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 470 230 41.7 35.9-47.6 55 12.1 9.0-16.1 59 12.3 9.0-16.4 41 9.5 6.2-14.2 85 24.5 18.9-31.1
Non-Hispanic 7,404 5,323 70.5 68.9-72.1 772 11.8 10.6-13.1 487 7.4 6.5- 8.4 687 8.6 7.8- 9.5 135 1.7 1.3- 2.1
AGE
18-24 334 196 57.7 50.9-64.3 50 17.1 12.2-23.4 49 13.0 9.1-18.2 25 7.2 4.6-11.2 14 5.0 2.6- 9.3
25-34 1,054 677 60.2 56.2-63.9 139 13.9 11.4-16.8 89 9.1 7.0-11.7 100 9.6 7.6-12.0 49 7.3 5.0-10.6
35-44 1,540 1,096 70.2 67.2-73.0 155 10.6 8.7-12.8 105 6.7 5.3- 8.4 138 9.1 7.4-11.1 46 3.5 2.4- 5.0
45-54 1,633 1,187 73.0 70.2-75.6 169 10.4 8.6-12.4 106 6.3 5.1- 7.8 134 7.7 6.3- 9.5 37 2.6 1.7- 3.9
55-64 1,481 1,082 72.9 70.0-75.6 153 9.9 8.1-12.0 85 6.2 4.9- 7.9 136 9.0 7.3-11.0 25 2.0 1.2- 3.2
65-74 1,019 731 72.9 69.5-75.9 85 8.1 6.3-10.2 65 6.4 4.8- 8.4 112 10.0 8.1-12.3 26 2.7 1.7- 4.3
75+ 764 545 70.5 66.3-74.3 72 9.9 7.5-13.0 46 7.0 4.9- 9.7 79 9.3 7.3-12.0 22 3.3 2.0- 5.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 912 378 38.4 33.8-43.2 129 13.2 10.2-16.8 116 14.7 11.7-18.4 181 16.6 13.5-20.2 108 17.2 13.1-22.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,233 1,440 59.6 56.5-62.7 276 14.4 12.2-16.8 175 9.1 7.3-11.4 270 12.2 10.3-14.4 72 4.7 3.2- 6.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,974 1,429 70.1 66.7-73.3 202 11.8 9.2-14.9 149 8.7 6.9-10.9 171 7.8 6.4- 9.4 23 1.7 1.0- 2.9
College Graduate 2,748 2,300 82.0 79.9-83.9 223 9.4 7.9-11.1 106 4.0 3.2- 5.1 103 3.9 3.0- 5.0 16 0.7 0.4- 1.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 654 270 35.5 30.0-41.4 107 16.2 12.1-21.3 71 12.2 8.7-16.8 150 23.1 18.0-29.1 56 13.1 7.9-20.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,156 588 45.5 41.3-49.7 168 14.5 11.7-18.0 143 15.4 12.2-19.3 185 15.5 12.9-18.5 72 9.1 6.7-12.1
$25,000- 34,999 879 579 64.0 59.2-68.5 104 14.1 10.7-18.4 73 7.7 5.8-10.1 102 10.4 8.1-13.2 21 3.8 2.2- 6.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,128 830 68.0 63.7-71.9 129 14.2 11.0-18.2 71 7.6 5.7-10.0 84 8.4 6.5-10.9 14 1.9 1.0- 3.6
$50,000-74,999 1,084 875 76.9 72.9-80.5 105 10.5 8.3-13.3 45 5.3 3.3- 8.5 51 5.8 4.0- 8.3 8 1.4 0.6- 3.4
$75,000+ 1,859 1,618 85.7 83.4-87.7 120 7.6 6.1- 9.5 62 3.1 2.4- 4.2 53 3.2 2.3- 4.5 6 0.3 0.1- 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,507 1,531 59.3 56.4-62.1 304 12.3 10.4-14.4 242 11.4 9.5-13.6 344 13.1 11.4-15.0 86 4.0 2.9- 5.5
No 5,132 3,870 70.9 69.0-72.8 495 11.7 10.3-13.2 290 6.5 5.5- 7.6 362 7.2 6.2- 8.2 115 3.7 2.8- 5.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,012 721 70.3 66.3-74.0 92 12.0 9.1-15.7 71 7.3 5.6- 9.4 113 9.3 7.4-11.6 15 1.1 0.6- 2.0
Non-Veteran 6,859 4,832 67.2 65.4-68.9 737 11.8 10.6-13.1 473 8.0 7.0- 9.0 614 8.7 7.8- 9.6 203 4.4 3.6- 5.4

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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, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, 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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