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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 5,348 3,570 64.1 62.0-66.1 526 11.0 9.8-12.3 421 8.5 7.4- 9.8 650 11.5 10.3-12.9 181 4.9 3.9- 6.1
Female 8,769 6,218 70.1 68.6-71.6 816 9.6 8.7-10.6 714 9.1 8.2-10.2 849 9.1 8.3- 9.9 172 2.1 1.6- 2.7
RACE
White 10,954 8,037 73.0 71.7-74.2 916 8.9 8.1- 9.8 760 7.6 6.8- 8.4 1,061 8.8 8.1- 9.6 180 1.7 1.3- 2.1
African American 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
Asian 106 75 61.2 46.9-73.8 11 10.9 5.2-21.4 8 11.6 4.4-27.3 9 10.8 4.1-25.4 3 5.5 1.6-17.6
Native American 266 145 56.7 48.2-64.8 32 14.8 9.2-22.8 41 10.6 7.2-15.5 39 16.1 10.8-23.2 9 1.9 0.9- 3.9
Other Minorities 639 282 41.8 35.9-47.8 86 13.5 10.2-17.8 91 12.9 9.6-17.0 106 16.6 13.0-21.1 74 15.2 11.0-20.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 609 265 41.2 35.2-47.5 90 14.2 10.9-18.4 86 12.1 9.2-15.8 100 16.5 12.7-21.1 68 16.0 11.5-21.9
-English Speaking 219 137 68.6 58.0-77.6 34 15.6 9.6-24.1 22 9.7 5.3-17.0 23 5.3 3.1- 9.1 3 0.8 0.2- 2.9
-Spanish Speaking 390 128 31.9 25.8-38.6 56 13.8 9.9-18.8 64 12.9 9.5-17.4 77 20.3 15.4-26.2 65 21.2 15.3-28.6
Non-Hispanic 13,476 9,508 69.6 68.4-70.8 1,251 9.9 9.2-10.8 1,044 8.5 7.8- 9.3 1,392 9.7 9.0-10.5 281 2.3 1.9- 2.7
AGE
18-24 469 288 63.6 57.7-69.1 67 11.4 8.5-15.2 46 10.2 7.1-14.3 43 8.4 5.7-12.3 25 6.5 3.9-10.5
25-34 1,488 965 62.9 59.6-66.1 193 13.4 11.3-15.9 148 9.9 8.1-12.1 137 9.1 7.4-11.3 45 4.7 3.2- 6.8
35-44 2,403 1,640 66.4 63.9-68.9 227 9.5 8.0-11.2 225 10.0 8.5-11.7 264 11.4 9.9-13.2 47 2.7 1.9- 3.9
45-54 2,925 1,988 67.4 65.1-69.7 299 10.4 9.0-12.0 268 9.2 7.9-10.7 320 10.8 9.4-12.4 50 2.1 1.4- 3.2
55-64 3,017 2,160 72.6 70.6-74.6 241 8.3 7.0- 9.7 220 6.7 5.7- 7.8 326 10.2 8.9-11.6 70 2.2 1.7- 3.0
65-74 2,214 1,634 74.0 71.7-76.2 173 7.6 6.4- 9.0 125 5.6 4.5- 7.0 226 10.4 8.9-12.0 56 2.4 1.8- 3.4
75+ 1,499 1,038 68.0 64.9-71.0 129 8.5 6.9-10.3 98 7.2 5.6- 9.1 176 12.6 10.5-15.1 58 3.7 2.6- 5.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,577 633 37.8 33.9-41.9 183 14.2 11.4-17.5 183 10.9 8.9-13.3 401 22.6 19.6-26.0 177 14.5 11.3-18.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,022 2,516 61.3 58.8-63.8 414 10.4 9.1-12.0 406 11.1 9.6-12.9 569 13.7 12.0-15.5 117 3.4 2.6- 4.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,827 2,735 69.0 66.7-71.3 392 11.6 10.1-13.3 320 10.0 8.4-11.8 341 8.0 6.9- 9.2 39 1.5 0.9- 2.4
College Graduate 4,659 3,882 82.6 81.1-84.1 349 7.5 6.5- 8.7 225 5.0 4.2- 5.9 186 4.1 3.4- 5.1 17 0.7 0.4- 1.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,342 553 39.4 35.0-44.1 160 13.5 10.5-17.3 190 13.9 10.9-17.5 351 23.4 20.1-27.0 88 9.8 6.5-14.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,090 1,070 45.7 41.8-49.6 260 12.5 10.4-14.9 256 13.6 11.2-16.4 392 19.8 16.9-22.9 112 8.5 6.2-11.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,473 900 57.2 53.2-61.2 193 14.4 11.8-17.3 152 12.4 9.5-15.9 189 12.4 10.3-14.8 39 3.7 2.4- 5.8
$35,000- 49,999 2,057 1,517 69.8 66.8-72.7 182 10.8 8.8-13.1 165 8.9 7.3-10.8 169 9.1 7.4-11.1 24 1.4 0.8- 2.5
$50,000-74,999 2,168 1,741 77.3 74.5-79.8 170 8.8 7.1-10.7 126 6.9 5.5- 8.5 116 5.6 4.4- 7.2 15 1.5 0.7- 3.2
$75,000+ 3,179 2,747 84.9 83.1-86.5 217 7.0 5.9- 8.3 107 4.0 3.1- 5.1 103 3.7 2.9- 4.8 5 0.4 0.1- 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,861 2,986 59.3 57.2-61.5 505 11.0 9.8-12.4 489 11.4 10.0-13.0 712 14.0 12.7-15.5 169 4.2 3.3- 5.4
No 8,866 6,540 70.4 68.8-71.9 801 10.0 9.0-11.0 619 7.9 7.0- 8.8 739 8.7 7.8- 9.7 167 3.0 2.3- 3.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,074 1,520 72.6 69.7-75.3 173 9.4 7.6-11.6 147 7.8 6.2- 9.8 199 8.7 7.3-10.5 35 1.4 0.9- 2.3
Non-Veteran 12,039 8,265 66.3 64.9-67.7 1,169 10.4 9.6-11.3 988 9.0 8.2- 9.9 1,299 10.5 9.7-11.4 318 3.7 3.1- 4.5

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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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