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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Oral Health-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,092 1,215 58.8 55.5-61.9 291 13.6 11.6-15.9 226 11.4 9.5-13.8 276 12.2 10.3-14.5 84 3.9 2.8- 5.5
GENDER
Males 645 358 55.3 49.7-60.7 83 12.0 9.1-15.6 68 12.2 8.8-16.5 103 14.9 11.3-19.3 33 5.7 3.6- 9.0
Females 1,447 857 61.8 58.2-65.3 208 15.0 12.3-18.1 158 10.8 8.8-13.3 173 10.0 8.3-12.0 51 2.4 1.6- 3.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 19 14 88.3 68.6-96.3 2 7.6 1.6-28.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.1 1.1-13.8 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 2,065 1,199 58.6 55.3-61.8 289 13.7 11.6-16.1 225 11.5 9.6-13.9 269 12.3 10.3-14.6 83 3.9 2.8- 5.5
AGE
18-24 79 50 63.9 48.9-76.6 13 15.3 7.8-27.9 6 6.3 2.5-14.8 8 9.9 3.5-24.9 2 4.6 1.0-18.1
25-34 270 173 64.9 57.0-72.0 32 9.9 6.3-15.1 28 13.3 8.1-21.1 28 8.5 5.4-12.9 9 3.4 1.6- 7.4
35-44 407 273 62.3 55.7-68.5 58 15.3 11.0-20.8 32 10.5 6.7-15.9 37 8.7 5.8-12.9 7 3.2 1.4- 7.4
45-54 510 293 53.5 47.3-59.6 68 12.6 9.1-17.2 65 15.0 10.8-20.5 73 16.4 12.0-22.0 11 2.5 1.2- 5.1
55-64 413 218 54.4 48.1-60.5 64 16.7 12.1-22.7 48 9.6 6.9-13.1 62 15.2 11.3-20.3 21 4.1 2.5- 6.8
65-74 249 128 56.8 48.9-64.3 31 10.4 6.8-15.6 30 10.9 6.8-17.0 41 15.3 10.6-21.6 19 6.6 3.6-11.7
75+ 141 66 43.1 33.0-53.9 20 13.4 8.0-21.6 16 12.7 7.2-21.5 25 20.1 12.6-30.4 14 10.6 5.3-20.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 313 115 42.6 33.7-52.1 36 12.6 7.7-19.8 43 9.5 6.5-13.7 89 29.3 22.4-37.3 30 5.9 3.8- 9.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 727 378 50.5 44.6-56.4 114 13.6 10.2-17.7 92 16.4 12.3-21.7 110 15.2 11.2-20.1 33 4.3 2.7- 6.8
Some Post-H.S. 546 332 60.2 54.4-65.7 84 16.0 12.2-20.7 58 10.3 7.5-14.0 58 9.7 7.0-13.2 14 3.8 1.6- 8.8
College Graduate 501 387 77.9 72.3-82.6 56 11.4 7.7-16.4 33 5.9 3.8- 9.2 19 2.5 1.5- 4.2 6 2.3 1.0- 5.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 346 122 35.3 28.5-42.7 54 16.3 11.9-21.9 57 15.5 10.9-21.5 90 25.8 19.9-32.9 23 7.2 3.0-16.3
$15,000- 24,999 431 217 51.9 43.8-59.9 60 10.9 7.6-15.4 53 16.4 10.5-24.7 77 15.0 11.2-19.9 24 5.7 3.3- 9.8
$25,000- 34,999 273 156 61.8 53.3-69.7 39 9.6 6.5-14.0 32 12.4 8.0-18.6 37 13.2 8.7-19.3 9 3.0 1.3- 7.1
$35,000- 49,999 309 214 63.8 56.0-71.0 36 14.9 9.9-22.0 29 10.1 6.3-15.8 26 9.0 5.2-15.3 4 2.1 0.7- 6.4
$50,000-74,999 249 190 73.6 64.7-80.9 33 12.7 7.6-20.6 17 7.2 3.9-13.1 7 3.8 1.5- 9.6 2 2.6 0.7- 9.9
$75,000+ 239 194 79.3 71.9-85.2 23 10.4 6.4-16.7 16 8.3 4.7-14.1 5 1.4 0.5- 3.7 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 760 343 45.2 39.9-50.7 124 16.0 12.7-20.0 106 14.7 11.2-19.1 140 18.6 14.9-22.9 47 5.5 3.7- 8.2
No 1,236 806 64.1 59.9-68.2 154 12.7 10.1-15.8 119 10.6 8.1-13.6 124 9.3 7.1-12.2 33 3.3 2.0- 5.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 264 169 65.7 57.5-73.0 37 13.7 9.0-20.2 29 10.2 6.5-15.6 25 9.0 5.6-14.1 4 1.5 0.4- 5.3
Non-Veteran 1,828 1,046 57.5 54.0-61.0 254 13.6 11.4-16.1 197 11.7 9.5-14.3 251 12.8 10.6-15.4 80 4.4 3.1- 6.1

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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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