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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

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 15,506 4,847 29.4 28.3-30.5 2,732 12.3 11.7-12.9 1,563 6.1 5.7- 6.5 6,364 52.2 51.0-53.4
-Buncombe County 336 97 28.4 22.9-34.7 37 7.6 5.3-10.7 35 6.4 4.3- 9.4 167 57.6 51.0-64.0
GENDER
Male 125 41 33.5 24.3-44.3 14 7.6 4.3-13.1 11 6.8 3.5-12.9 59 52.0 41.2-62.6
Female 211 56 24.3 18.2-31.6 23 7.5 4.8-11.7 24 6.1 3.9- 9.4 108 62.1 54.1-69.5
RACE
White 302 89 27.7 22.1-34.1 30 6.8 4.6-10.0 28 5.7 3.6- 8.8 155 59.7 52.9-66.3
Other 32 8 35.0 16.7-59.1 7 14.3 6.2-29.8 6 12.3 5.0-27.2 11 38.4 20.5-60.1
AGE
18-44 75 17 20.6 12.4-32.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.5 0.2-10.2 57 77.8 66.0-86.4
45+ 260 80 34.0 27.6-41.0 37 13.0 9.3-17.9 33 9.7 6.7-14.0 110 43.3 36.7-50.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 111 37 38.8 27.7-51.2 22 13.2 8.2-20.6 29 15.2 9.6-23.1 23 32.8 21.5-46.5
Some College + 224 60 23.3 17.7-30.1 15 4.8 2.8- 8.2 5 1.7 0.7- 4.5 144 70.1 62.9-76.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 180 58 33.6 25.3-43.0 34 13.8 9.4-19.6 23 9.6 6.0-15.2 65 43.0 33.6-52.9
$50,000+ 122 29 21.1 14.3-30.0 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 2 1.1 0.3- 4.5 90 77.1 68.2-84.2

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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