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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 638 474 70.6 65.8-75.0 55 11.1 8.1-15.1 50 8.4 6.1-11.4 48 8.2 5.8-11.5 11 1.6 0.8- 3.3
GENDER
Male 257 176 62.8 55.2-69.8 29 15.5 10.5-22.4 21 7.9 4.9-12.4 27 11.8 7.6-17.8 4 2.0 0.7- 5.7
Female 381 298 78.5 72.9-83.2 26 6.7 4.1-10.9 29 8.9 5.9-13.2 21 4.7 2.8- 7.7 7 1.2 0.5- 2.6
RACE
White 435 353 78.1 72.7-82.7 32 8.7 5.8-12.8 23 7.0 4.4-10.9 25 6.0 3.7- 9.7 2 0.2 0.0- 1.3
Other 201 120 60.5 52.0-68.5 23 14.6 9.2-22.4 26 10.1 6.5-15.3 23 11.3 7.0-17.7 9 3.5 1.6- 7.5
AGE
18-44 200 144 68.3 60.2-75.4 16 11.6 7.0-18.7 19 9.1 5.6-14.3 18 9.4 5.6-15.4 3 1.6 0.4- 5.2
45+ 428 325 73.7 68.4-78.4 38 10.4 7.3-14.7 29 7.4 5.0-10.8 29 7.0 4.6-10.7 7 1.5 0.6- 3.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 155 91 57.1 46.7-66.9 16 16.2 9.5-26.1 19 10.1 6.0-16.4 23 14.4 8.7-23.0 6 2.2 0.8- 5.8
Some College + 479 381 76.6 71.5-81.1 39 9.0 6.2-13.0 30 7.5 5.0-11.1 25 5.6 3.5- 8.9 4 1.2 0.4- 3.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 242 147 57.7 49.0-66.0 28 15.2 9.5-23.3 29 11.0 7.3-16.3 31 12.6 8.0-19.3 7 3.5 1.5- 8.2
$50,000+ 313 265 78.9 72.5-84.1 20 8.7 5.3-13.8 17 7.0 4.2-11.5 11 5.5 2.9-10.1 0 0.0 . - .

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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.

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