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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Oral Health-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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 6,711 5,043 75.3 73.7-76.8 535 8.0 7.1- 9.1 455 7.5 6.6- 8.6 592 8.2 7.3- 9.2 86 1.0 0.7- 1.3
African American 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
Other Minorities 574 295 48.0 41.7-54.3 72 11.7 8.6-15.8 94 18.1 13.2-24.3 81 14.1 10.9-18.1 32 8.1 4.9-13.2
AGE
18-24 270 176 69.6 62.2-76.1 38 11.1 7.4-16.3 29 11.6 7.3-17.9 21 6.0 3.5-10.0 6 1.7 0.7- 4.3
25-34 934 607 65.2 61.2-69.1 108 11.5 9.1-14.5 106 11.5 9.1-14.4 92 9.3 7.3-11.7 21 2.5 1.2- 5.0
35-44 1,467 1,044 70.0 66.9-73.0 136 9.6 7.7-11.9 126 8.7 7.1-10.8 145 9.9 8.2-11.9 16 1.7 0.8- 3.6
45-54 1,791 1,269 71.1 68.3-73.8 169 8.7 7.1-10.5 166 9.8 8.1-11.9 166 8.5 7.1-10.2 21 1.9 0.9- 3.8
55-64 1,812 1,291 72.4 69.8-74.8 151 8.6 7.2-10.4 142 7.4 6.0- 9.0 193 9.8 8.3-11.6 35 1.8 1.2- 2.7
65-74 1,415 1,065 75.7 72.9-78.3 113 7.9 6.4- 9.7 73 4.6 3.5- 6.1 128 9.5 7.7-11.6 36 2.3 1.6- 3.5
75+ 1,005 709 69.7 65.9-73.3 91 8.1 6.4-10.3 68 7.7 5.7-10.3 100 11.2 8.7-14.2 37 3.3 2.2- 4.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 913 386 40.8 35.9-45.8 101 13.0 9.8-16.9 126 15.9 12.5-20.0 220 21.5 18.2-25.2 80 8.8 5.9-13.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,491 1,622 63.7 60.5-66.8 253 10.7 8.8-13.0 238 10.9 8.9-13.2 317 12.1 10.4-14.1 61 2.6 1.6- 4.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,573 1,868 71.3 68.6-73.9 260 10.8 9.2-12.7 214 9.6 7.9-11.7 212 7.6 6.3- 9.2 19 0.6 0.4- 1.1
College Graduate 2,772 2,327 84.1 82.2-86.0 202 6.5 5.4- 7.9 135 5.0 4.0- 6.3 98 3.6 2.7- 4.6 10 0.7 0.3- 1.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 950 430 45.8 40.2-51.5 111 12.1 9.3-15.6 147 16.6 12.4-22.0 214 20.6 17.2-24.5 48 4.9 2.8- 8.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,348 746 49.9 45.6-54.3 163 12.9 10.2-16.1 163 13.8 11.1-17.0 227 17.9 14.9-21.3 49 5.5 3.3- 9.0
$25,000- 34,999 927 610 63.2 58.8-67.5 112 12.4 9.9-15.4 88 11.5 8.6-15.1 103 11.2 8.8-14.0 14 1.7 0.9- 3.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,245 953 71.6 67.5-75.3 113 11.4 8.7-14.8 92 9.9 7.5-12.8 79 6.7 5.0- 8.8 8 0.5 0.2- 1.0
$50,000-74,999 1,252 1,027 80.5 77.3-83.4 94 7.2 5.6- 9.3 69 7.4 5.5-10.0 57 4.5 3.3- 6.1 5 0.3 0.1- 1.0
$75,000+ 1,712 1,511 88.1 85.8-90.1 100 5.5 4.2- 7.2 52 2.9 2.0- 4.3 48 3.3 2.3- 4.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,057 1,914 61.4 58.7-64.1 328 11.3 9.7-13.1 318 12.0 10.0-14.3 404 12.4 10.9-14.1 93 2.9 2.2- 3.9
No 5,477 4,140 73.6 71.8-75.4 467 9.0 7.8-10.2 380 8.0 7.0- 9.2 420 7.7 6.8- 8.7 70 1.6 1.1- 2.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 200 150 72.9 63.7-80.5 21 12.2 6.7-21.0 16 8.8 4.9-15.3 11 5.3 2.6-10.5 2 0.8 0.2- 4.1
Non-Veteran 8,569 6,068 70.1 68.5-71.5 795 9.6 8.6-10.6 698 9.2 8.2-10.2 838 9.2 8.4-10.0 170 2.1 1.6- 2.7

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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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