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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 5,884 1,841 29.9 28.3-31.7 1,057 11.8 10.9-12.9 573 5.5 4.9- 6.1 2,413 52.7 50.8-54.6
Female 9,622 3,006 28.9 27.6-30.2 1,675 12.7 11.9-13.6 990 6.7 6.1- 7.3 3,951 51.7 50.2-53.2
RACE
White 12,018 3,604 27.3 26.2-28.4 1,982 11.4 10.8-12.1 1,216 6.3 5.9- 6.8 5,216 54.9 53.6-56.2
African American 2,348 824 34.9 32.1-37.8 602 18.8 16.9-20.8 279 7.8 6.6- 9.2 643 38.6 35.4-41.8
Asian 107 36 26.7 17.6-38.3 12 9.2 4.5-17.9 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9 57 63.6 51.2-74.5
Native American 314 112 38.5 31.0-46.6 72 17.2 12.7-22.7 50 10.5 7.5-14.5 80 33.8 26.7-41.8
Other Minorities 656 255 34.4 29.4-39.9 57 5.8 3.9- 8.5 12 0.8 0.4- 1.7 332 58.9 53.3-64.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 632 252 36.2 30.9-41.8 46 5.0 3.2- 7.7 23 1.4 0.8- 2.4 311 57.5 51.6-63.1
-English Speaking 236 77 27.3 19.4-36.9 25 5.2 3.1- 8.6 18 3.7 2.0- 6.9 116 63.7 53.1-73.1
-Spanish Speaking 396 175 39.2 32.9-46.0 21 4.9 2.7- 8.6 5 0.6 0.2- 1.7 195 55.3 48.4-61.9
Non-Hispanic 14,826 4,583 28.8 27.8-29.9 2,676 12.9 12.3-13.6 1,525 6.5 6.0- 6.9 6,042 51.8 50.6-53.0
AGE
18-24 472 60 12.2 9.0-16.3 4 0.4 0.1- 1.3 0 0.0 . - . 408 87.4 83.3-90.7
25-34 1,504 367 24.5 21.7-27.5 43 2.5 1.7- 3.8 9 0.7 0.3- 1.6 1,085 72.3 69.3-75.2
35-44 2,440 757 30.5 28.2-32.9 154 5.8 4.8- 7.1 36 1.5 1.0- 2.3 1,493 62.1 59.6-64.6
45-54 3,044 1,062 36.6 34.3-38.9 439 15.0 13.3-16.8 138 3.9 3.1- 4.7 1,405 44.5 42.3-46.8
55-64 3,316 1,208 38.3 36.1-40.4 771 22.1 20.4-23.9 347 10.1 8.8-11.6 990 29.5 27.6-31.4
65-74 2,653 801 31.1 28.9-33.3 757 28.3 26.2-30.5 504 17.7 15.9-19.6 591 22.9 21.0-25.0
75+ 1,971 548 28.2 25.8-30.8 554 28.6 26.0-31.3 519 25.9 23.5-28.6 350 17.3 15.3-19.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,207 533 29.6 26.4-33.0 644 20.3 18.1-22.6 638 17.7 15.8-19.7 392 32.4 28.7-36.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,543 1,640 34.8 32.6-37.0 1,037 15.7 14.4-17.1 590 7.7 6.9- 8.7 1,276 41.8 39.2-44.4
Some Post-H.S. 4,025 1,401 29.8 27.9-31.8 666 12.1 10.9-13.4 250 3.6 3.0- 4.2 1,708 54.5 52.2-56.8
College Graduate 4,698 1,262 23.7 22.1-25.3 381 5.3 4.7- 6.0 81 1.1 0.7- 1.5 2,974 70.0 68.2-71.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,738 484 27.5 24.3-31.0 526 22.5 19.8-25.4 415 16.2 13.9-18.7 313 33.8 29.2-38.6
$15,000- 24,999 2,488 806 34.6 31.4-38.0 636 18.6 16.5-20.7 417 10.0 8.7-11.4 629 36.8 33.0-40.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,650 598 33.6 30.3-37.0 333 15.1 13.0-17.3 193 8.1 6.7- 9.7 526 43.3 39.4-47.3
$35,000- 49,999 2,157 761 33.6 30.9-36.5 382 14.3 12.6-16.2 125 4.4 3.5- 5.5 889 47.6 44.6-50.7
$50,000-74,999 2,217 724 28.8 26.4-31.4 275 8.3 7.0- 9.7 69 1.9 1.5- 2.5 1,149 61.0 58.2-63.7
$75,000+ 3,206 857 24.3 22.4-26.3 189 4.2 3.5- 5.0 48 0.9 0.6- 1.3 2,112 70.6 68.5-72.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,729 1,759 31.4 29.6-33.3 1,466 20.4 19.1-21.8 945 12.1 11.1-13.2 1,559 36.1 34.0-38.2
No 9,343 2,957 28.6 27.2-29.9 1,199 8.5 7.8- 9.2 570 3.3 3.0- 3.7 4,617 59.7 58.2-61.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,332 727 28.8 26.4-31.3 520 17.9 16.0-19.9 279 8.2 6.9- 9.7 806 45.2 42.1-48.2
Non-Veteran 13,167 4,120 29.5 28.4-30.7 2,212 11.4 10.8-12.1 1,282 5.7 5.3- 6.2 5,553 53.3 52.0-54.7

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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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