SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Oral Health

How long has it been since you had your teeth cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
-Western NC 1,443 951 63.1 59.5-66.5 143 11.4 9.3-14.0 121 8.7 6.8-11.1 178 13.0 10.8-15.7 50 3.8 2.5- 5.6
GENDER
Male 536 340 59.1 53.3-64.7 56 12.1 8.8-16.4 41 8.2 5.2-12.8 75 15.6 11.8-20.5 24 4.9 2.8- 8.5
Female 907 611 66.6 62.3-70.6 87 10.9 8.3-14.2 80 9.1 6.9-11.8 103 10.7 8.5-13.5 26 2.7 1.6- 4.6
RACE
White 1,301 867 64.4 60.6-68.0 127 11.2 8.9-14.0 109 8.6 6.6-11.1 158 13.2 10.8-16.1 40 2.6 1.6- 4.3
African American 43 26 55.7 36.1-73.6 6 20.2 7.9-42.6 3 3.7 1.1-11.6 7 18.7 7.7-38.7 1 1.7 0.2-11.5
Other Minorities 91 51 48.8 35.5-62.2 10 12.1 6.0-23.0 9 11.8 5.1-24.9 12 9.8 4.6-19.8 9 17.5 8.6-32.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 62 29 40.9 27.4-56.0 8 13.0 6.1-25.6 4 9.7 3.2-25.9 11 13.1 6.5-24.7 10 23.3 12.3-39.7
Non-Hispanic 1,376 919 64.7 61.0-68.2 134 11.3 9.0-14.0 116 8.6 6.7-11.1 167 13.1 10.7-15.8 40 2.4 1.4- 3.9
AGE
18-24 53 34 64.3 47.9-77.9 10 19.6 10.1-34.7 3 9.6 2.8-28.3 5 4.0 1.3-11.9 1 2.5 0.3-15.5
25-34 170 98 49.4 40.2-58.7 14 10.8 6.2-18.3 21 12.0 7.3-18.9 26 18.3 11.4-27.9 11 9.5 4.8-18.0
35-44 241 150 63.0 55.6-69.9 25 10.9 7.1-16.2 24 9.4 5.8-14.7 36 14.1 9.6-20.2 6 2.7 1.0- 6.7
45-54 301 196 63.2 56.0-69.9 33 9.8 6.4-14.7 28 7.9 5.0-12.2 38 17.2 11.9-24.4 6 1.8 0.7- 5.0
55-64 293 208 71.4 64.9-77.1 25 10.1 6.4-15.4 23 8.4 5.4-12.9 29 7.5 4.9-11.4 8 2.6 1.1- 5.8
65-74 215 147 68.7 60.9-75.6 20 9.4 5.4-15.9 10 3.5 1.7- 7.1 30 15.9 10.9-22.7 8 2.4 1.0- 5.8
75+ 163 112 70.6 61.9-78.1 16 10.7 6.2-17.8 12 7.0 3.7-12.6 13 8.2 4.3-15.2 10 3.5 1.7- 6.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 173 58 24.6 17.2-33.9 27 16.8 9.9-26.9 24 16.0 8.2-28.9 43 27.6 18.8-38.6 21 15.0 8.4-25.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 437 269 62.2 55.9-68.2 44 10.5 7.2-15.0 42 9.0 6.2-12.9 64 14.7 10.9-19.7 18 3.6 1.8- 7.0
Some Post-H.S. 379 254 62.8 56.2-69.0 41 14.5 9.9-20.7 33 9.5 6.3-13.9 44 11.8 8.0-17.2 7 1.5 0.6- 3.5
College Graduate 448 366 84.2 79.9-87.6 31 7.1 4.8-10.4 21 3.6 2.2- 5.8 26 4.7 2.9- 7.6 4 0.4 0.1- 1.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 150 56 32.6 23.1-43.8 21 16.7 9.5-27.7 21 13.9 8.0-23.0 39 29.3 19.3-41.7 13 7.5 3.2-16.5
$15,000- 24,999 257 139 44.8 36.7-53.2 27 10.5 6.4-16.9 28 13.4 8.4-20.6 49 21.4 15.0-29.7 14 9.9 5.2-17.9
$25,000- 34,999 213 124 54.9 45.4-64.0 27 15.8 10.0-24.1 30 13.4 8.4-20.8 29 15.1 9.7-22.7 3 0.8 0.2- 2.9
$35,000- 49,999 240 182 75.0 66.8-81.8 15 7.6 3.8-14.9 16 7.0 4.2-11.6 21 8.9 4.8-15.9 6 1.4 0.5- 3.8
$50,000-74,999 186 150 79.1 70.8-85.6 18 11.2 6.6-18.2 10 4.9 2.4- 9.8 8 4.8 1.8-12.1 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 190 169 89.7 83.2-93.8 9 3.8 1.8- 7.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9 8 5.5 2.4-11.9 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 532 301 52.9 47.0-58.8 60 11.4 8.4-15.3 62 13.1 8.9-19.1 87 19.5 14.8-25.3 22 3.0 1.7- 5.2
No 867 618 67.8 63.4-71.9 77 10.8 8.1-14.2 58 7.0 5.1- 9.4 87 10.2 7.8-13.2 27 4.3 2.5- 7.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 204 135 67.5 59.4-74.7 17 8.3 4.9-13.8 17 9.4 5.4-16.0 29 13.8 9.2-20.3 6 0.9 0.4- 2.1
Non-Veteran 1,237 815 62.5 58.6-66.2 126 11.9 9.5-14.8 104 8.6 6.5-11.2 148 12.9 10.4-15.8 44 4.1 2.7- 6.2

Back to Oral Health.

* 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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 29MAY07.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook