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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 14,117 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
-Eastern NC 4,750 3,167 63.5 61.4-65.6 512 12.2 10.7-13.8 402 9.3 8.1-10.6 531 11.1 9.7-12.5 138 4.0 3.1- 5.1
GENDER
Male 1,723 1,111 61.1 57.5-64.7 180 12.5 10.2-15.3 136 8.7 6.9-11.0 228 11.9 9.7-14.4 68 5.7 4.0- 8.0
Female 3,027 2,056 65.8 63.4-68.1 332 11.9 10.3-13.7 266 9.8 8.3-11.4 303 10.3 8.9-11.9 70 2.3 1.7- 3.2
RACE
White 3,190 2,312 69.1 66.4-71.6 298 10.8 9.1-12.7 212 7.7 6.3- 9.4 319 10.3 8.6-12.2 49 2.2 1.3- 3.6
African American 1,079 605 57.4 53.1-61.7 158 14.7 11.9-18.1 123 11.7 9.3-14.5 148 12.6 10.1-15.5 45 3.6 2.3- 5.6
Other Minorities 452 231 46.2 39.7-52.8 54 14.9 10.1-21.4 64 13.0 9.3-17.8 61 12.4 9.1-16.7 42 13.6 9.2-19.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 218 97 39.3 31.1-48.1 26 15.0 8.9-24.1 30 14.7 9.6-21.7 33 13.3 8.8-19.6 32 17.8 11.7-26.1
Non-Hispanic 4,520 3,065 65.7 63.5-67.8 485 12.0 10.5-13.6 370 8.8 7.6-10.1 496 10.8 9.5-12.4 104 2.8 2.0- 3.9
AGE
18-24 184 101 54.0 44.5-63.1 35 18.8 12.7-26.9 19 10.3 6.0-17.2 15 8.9 4.4-17.3 14 8.0 4.3-14.5
25-34 525 353 64.5 59.3-69.5 66 13.6 10.3-17.8 46 8.8 6.3-12.2 44 8.2 5.8-11.5 16 4.8 2.6- 8.7
35-44 807 537 63.7 59.4-67.8 82 9.8 7.3-13.1 77 10.5 8.1-13.4 94 12.7 10.1-15.9 17 3.3 1.9- 5.7
45-54 976 622 63.8 60.0-67.5 118 10.8 8.7-13.4 107 10.5 8.3-13.1 112 13.1 10.6-16.2 17 1.7 1.0- 3.0
55-64 972 672 68.1 64.5-71.5 90 10.4 8.3-13.0 76 8.1 6.2-10.6 106 10.2 8.2-12.6 28 3.2 2.1- 4.9
65-74 767 547 70.5 66.4-74.2 63 7.8 5.9-10.3 45 6.2 4.2- 9.1 93 13.3 10.7-16.4 19 2.1 1.2- 3.6
75+ 489 311 61.8 56.5-66.8 54 12.8 9.4-17.2 32 7.9 5.2-11.6 65 12.6 9.6-16.3 27 5.0 3.3- 7.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 603 228 35.1 29.6-41.1 72 16.1 11.4-22.2 77 12.2 8.9-16.4 148 21.5 17.3-26.5 78 15.1 10.9-20.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,469 903 59.1 54.9-63.2 168 12.2 9.8-15.1 151 10.7 8.6-13.3 203 14.0 11.2-17.4 44 3.9 2.4- 6.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,324 916 66.0 62.1-69.8 152 13.3 10.6-16.6 109 10.1 7.7-13.2 136 9.3 7.5-11.5 11 1.2 0.5- 2.9
College Graduate 1,341 1,111 82.9 80.0-85.5 117 8.5 6.6-10.9 65 4.8 3.5- 6.5 44 3.1 2.1- 4.5 4 0.7 0.2- 2.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 546 219 37.8 31.7-44.3 70 15.8 11.1-22.0 85 13.9 10.3-18.3 135 25.4 20.3-31.2 37 7.2 4.0-12.9
$15,000- 24,999 718 366 43.1 37.6-48.7 94 13.8 10.0-18.7 96 15.7 12.0-20.3 129 20.0 14.8-26.4 33 7.5 4.7-11.5
$25,000- 34,999 511 305 56.7 49.3-63.7 84 17.6 13.0-23.3 41 10.3 6.1-16.9 67 11.6 8.6-15.5 14 3.8 1.7- 8.6
$35,000- 49,999 712 514 68.4 63.7-72.7 68 10.6 7.9-14.0 56 9.4 6.8-12.8 63 9.6 7.1-12.7 11 2.1 0.9- 4.6
$50,000-74,999 751 594 75.8 70.7-80.3 57 8.5 5.9-12.0 45 7.3 5.0-10.6 49 6.0 4.2- 8.4 6 2.4 0.7- 8.2
$75,000+ 924 788 83.5 80.0-86.5 77 8.9 6.7-11.6 29 3.4 2.2- 5.2 28 3.4 2.1- 5.5 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,746 1,024 56.0 52.4-59.5 212 14.0 11.7-16.8 184 11.0 9.0-13.3 261 14.4 12.3-16.9 65 4.5 3.1- 6.5
No 2,858 2,048 66.9 64.0-69.6 290 11.7 9.8-13.8 208 8.5 7.0-10.3 247 9.3 7.6-11.2 65 3.7 2.5- 5.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 848 613 70.7 65.9-75.1 81 12.2 8.8-16.6 61 7.4 5.5- 9.9 78 8.5 6.4-11.4 15 1.2 0.6- 2.2
Non-Veteran 3,900 2,552 61.9 59.5-64.3 431 12.2 10.6-13.9 341 9.7 8.3-11.3 453 11.6 10.1-13.3 123 4.6 3.5- 6.0

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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.

**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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