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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

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 14,117 9,788 67.2 65.9-68.4 1,342 10.3 9.5-11.1 1,135 8.8 8.1- 9.6 1,499 10.3 9.5-11.1 353 3.4 2.9- 4.1
-Buncombe County 308 232 74.5 67.4-80.5 16 4.1 2.2- 7.5 20 8.5 4.8-14.7 34 8.8 6.1-12.7 6 4.0 1.5-10.6
GENDER
Male 116 84 66.8 54.2-77.4 9 6.6 3.0-14.0 6 9.8 3.6-24.0 13 8.6 4.9-14.7 4 8.2 2.7-22.1
Female 192 148 80.5 73.4-86.1 7 2.1 0.9- 4.8 14 7.5 4.3-13.0 21 9.0 5.4-14.6 2 0.8 0.2- 3.5
RACE
White 282 221 77.4 69.9-83.4 13 2.9 1.6- 5.1 15 7.8 4.0-14.6 28 8.0 5.3-11.9 5 4.0 1.3-11.4
Other 26 11 45.8 24.3-69.0 3 16.5 4.5-45.2 5 16.0 5.5-38.1 6 17.3 6.7-37.9 1 4.3 0.6-25.4
AGE
18-44 74 54 71.4 57.1-82.5 2 2.5 0.5-12.2 9 13.0 5.8-26.7 6 5.6 2.3-13.0 3 7.5 2.2-22.6
45+ 234 178 76.8 70.3-82.2 14 5.4 3.0- 9.4 11 5.2 2.7- 9.7 28 11.3 7.7-16.3 3 1.4 0.4- 4.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 84 46 61.5 47.8-73.5 3 4.1 0.9-16.2 8 6.2 2.9-12.7 22 18.5 11.4-28.7 5 9.8 3.1-27.1
Some College + 224 186 80.1 71.6-86.5 13 4.1 2.3- 7.5 12 9.5 4.7-18.3 12 4.7 2.5- 8.5 1 1.6 0.2-10.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 161 102 63.6 53.8-72.5 11 5.3 2.4-11.4 16 11.3 6.4-19.2 28 15.2 10.0-22.3 4 4.6 1.5-13.1
$50,000+ 121 113 90.0 77.8-95.8 5 3.6 1.4- 8.8 1 1.7 0.2-11.2 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 1 3.9 0.6-22.6

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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 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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