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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Oral Health

Adults that have visited a dentist, dental hygenist or dental clinic within the past year
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,722 10,807 68.5 67.4-69.7 4,915 31.5 30.3-32.6
GENDER
Male 5,955 3,981 66.2 64.3-68.0 1,974 33.8 32.0-35.7
Female 9,767 6,826 70.8 69.4-72.1 2,941 29.2 27.9-30.6
RACE
White 12,202 8,769 73.3 72.1-74.5 3,433 26.7 25.5-27.9
African American 2,374 1,417 61.3 58.3-64.2 957 38.7 35.8-41.7
Asian 108 79 62.8 48.3-75.3 29 37.2 24.7-51.7
Native American 320 180 58.8 51.1-66.1 140 41.2 33.9-48.9
Other Minorities 655 323 47.9 42.0-53.8 332 52.1 46.2-58.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 632 307 47.4 41.4-53.5 325 52.6 46.5-58.6
-English Speaking 236 154 72.6 63.1-80.4 82 27.4 19.6-36.9
-Spanish Speaking 396 153 38.7 32.2-45.6 243 61.3 54.4-67.8
Non-Hispanic 15,041 10,476 70.4 69.3-71.5 4,565 29.6 28.5-30.7
AGE
18-24 470 309 67.6 61.9-72.9 161 32.4 27.1-38.1
25-34 1,504 1,033 66.3 63.0-69.4 471 33.7 30.6-37.0
35-44 2,447 1,736 69.5 67.0-71.8 711 30.5 28.2-33.0
45-54 3,077 2,165 70.1 67.9-72.2 912 29.9 27.8-32.1
55-64 3,368 2,393 72.7 70.8-74.6 975 27.3 25.4-29.2
65-74 2,712 1,829 68.3 66.0-70.4 883 31.7 29.6-34.0
75+ 2,030 1,254 60.6 57.7-63.3 776 39.4 36.7-42.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,212 885 40.9 37.5-44.4 1,327 59.1 55.6-62.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,625 2,887 63.7 61.3-66.0 1,738 36.3 34.0-38.7
Some Post-H.S. 4,097 2,979 71.5 69.2-73.6 1,118 28.5 26.4-30.8
College Graduate 4,751 4,028 84.0 82.4-85.4 723 16.0 14.6-17.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,762 733 41.6 37.6-45.7 1,029 58.4 54.3-62.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,512 1,314 49.9 46.4-53.5 1,198 50.1 46.5-53.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,675 1,036 61.0 57.2-64.6 639 39.0 35.4-42.8
$35,000- 49,999 2,186 1,647 72.7 69.9-75.4 539 27.3 24.6-30.1
$50,000-74,999 2,239 1,840 79.4 76.8-81.8 399 20.6 18.2-23.2
$75,000+ 3,228 2,827 86.1 84.3-87.6 401 13.9 12.4-15.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,830 3,516 60.5 58.6-62.5 2,314 39.5 37.5-41.4
No 9,447 7,003 72.2 70.7-73.6 2,444 27.8 26.4-29.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,376 1,682 71.8 69.0-74.3 694 28.2 25.7-31.0
Non-Veteran 13,341 9,121 68.0 66.7-69.3 4,220 32.0 30.7-33.3

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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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