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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 665 194 27.4 23.4-31.8 91 10.7 8.4-13.5 37 3.3 2.2- 4.9 343 58.6 53.9-63.1
GENDER
Male 271 90 29.5 23.6-36.2 38 11.1 7.7-15.5 15 3.3 1.8- 5.9 128 56.1 49.0-63.0
Female 394 104 25.2 20.0-31.2 53 10.4 7.6-14.0 22 3.4 2.0- 5.5 215 61.0 54.8-66.9
RACE
White 454 116 23.9 19.2-29.2 46 8.1 5.8-11.1 26 3.6 2.4- 5.5 266 64.4 58.9-69.6
Other 209 77 32.3 25.3-40.1 45 14.4 10.2-20.0 11 2.9 1.3- 6.3 76 50.4 42.0-58.8
AGE
18-44 199 38 19.1 13.3-26.6 5 2.5 1.0- 6.2 0 0.0 . - . 156 78.4 70.8-84.5
45+ 456 150 34.6 29.6-39.9 84 18.6 14.8-23.1 37 6.6 4.5- 9.6 185 40.2 35.1-45.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 179 68 40.5 31.3-50.3 33 14.6 9.8-21.4 27 8.2 5.1-13.0 51 36.7 27.3-47.3
Some College + 483 125 21.5 17.7-25.9 57 8.8 6.6-11.7 10 1.1 0.6- 2.2 291 68.5 63.7-73.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 264 96 35.8 28.3-44.0 58 17.5 13.0-23.3 24 6.3 3.8-10.2 86 40.4 32.2-49.2
$50,000+ 311 78 22.0 17.3-27.5 15 4.3 2.4- 7.5 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 215 73.3 67.6-78.4

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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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