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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 5,200 1,731 30.6 28.9-32.5 1,036 14.4 13.3-15.6 513 6.2 5.6- 6.9 1,920 48.8 46.7-50.9
GENDER
Male 1,890 616 30.2 27.3-33.2 386 14.0 12.2-15.9 184 5.7 4.8- 6.9 704 50.1 46.7-53.6
Female 3,310 1,115 31.1 29.1-33.2 650 14.8 13.5-16.2 329 6.6 5.8- 7.5 1,216 47.5 45.1-49.9
RACE
White 3,486 1,093 28.2 26.1-30.4 625 13.0 11.7-14.4 339 6.1 5.3- 7.0 1,429 52.7 50.2-55.2
African American 1,199 443 35.6 31.9-39.5 324 20.3 17.7-23.2 137 8.0 6.5- 9.7 295 36.1 31.7-40.8
Other Minorities 487 187 34.1 28.3-40.3 82 10.4 7.3-14.6 36 3.5 2.3- 5.4 182 52.0 45.5-58.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 225 91 36.6 28.7-45.3 20 7.5 3.8-14.4 7 1.4 0.5- 3.6 107 54.5 45.7-63.0
Non-Hispanic 4,954 1,634 30.2 28.4-32.0 1,012 14.9 13.8-16.2 498 6.5 5.8- 7.3 1,810 48.4 46.3-50.5
AGE
18-24 185 26 14.8 9.3-22.8 2 0.8 0.2- 3.8 0 0.0 . - . 157 84.4 76.4-90.0
25-34 526 129 23.5 19.5-28.0 17 2.5 1.4- 4.5 4 0.7 0.2- 2.1 376 73.3 68.6-77.5
35-44 818 282 36.0 32.0-40.1 67 8.1 5.8-11.1 14 2.3 1.2- 4.4 455 53.7 49.4-57.9
45-54 1,013 406 39.2 35.6-42.9 180 18.6 15.7-21.9 45 3.6 2.5- 5.0 382 38.6 35.0-42.4
55-64 1,074 411 38.5 35.2-42.0 288 26.8 23.7-30.0 114 10.4 8.4-12.7 261 24.4 21.5-27.4
65-74 911 286 31.7 28.2-35.5 290 32.6 29.1-36.4 160 16.0 13.4-19.0 175 19.7 16.9-22.8
75+ 641 179 27.5 23.6-31.8 186 28.3 24.4-32.5 172 27.6 23.8-31.8 104 16.6 13.4-20.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 829 225 30.6 25.9-35.7 242 22.2 18.6-26.3 229 18.2 15.2-21.5 133 29.0 23.8-34.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,611 596 33.1 29.7-36.7 412 17.9 15.7-20.3 168 5.7 4.7- 6.9 435 43.2 39.0-47.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,398 492 31.3 28.2-34.6 248 12.2 10.5-14.3 93 4.0 3.2- 5.1 565 52.4 48.7-56.1
College Graduate 1,349 414 26.7 23.9-29.7 134 6.7 5.4- 8.1 22 1.0 0.6- 1.6 779 65.7 62.5-68.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 671 208 32.2 27.1-37.7 213 26.7 21.9-32.0 133 12.4 10.0-15.3 117 28.7 22.9-35.4
$15,000- 24,999 839 281 34.1 29.1-39.4 219 20.3 17.0-24.1 127 9.0 7.2-11.2 212 36.6 31.0-42.6
$25,000- 34,999 586 205 28.4 23.5-33.8 130 14.4 11.5-17.9 73 8.8 6.3-12.1 178 48.4 41.5-55.4
$35,000- 49,999 738 275 35.0 30.8-39.4 154 18.4 15.3-22.0 39 4.4 3.0- 6.5 270 42.1 37.5-46.9
$50,000-74,999 760 259 27.6 23.7-31.9 107 8.2 6.5-10.3 19 1.7 1.0- 2.8 375 62.5 57.8-67.0
$75,000+ 931 298 30.5 26.8-34.4 61 5.2 4.0- 6.9 17 1.3 0.7- 2.1 555 63.0 59.0-66.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,044 632 30.8 27.9-33.9 581 24.3 21.9-26.8 324 11.4 9.9-13.1 507 33.5 30.2-37.1
No 2,998 1,040 30.5 28.3-32.8 433 9.4 8.2-10.6 174 3.4 2.8- 4.1 1,351 56.7 54.2-59.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 929 283 27.1 23.5-31.0 205 16.8 14.1-19.9 93 6.2 4.8- 7.9 348 49.9 45.1-54.7
Non-Veteran 4,268 1,448 31.5 29.5-33.5 831 13.8 12.7-15.1 419 6.1 5.4- 6.9 1,570 48.5 46.2-50.8

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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.

**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.

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