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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 381 110 27.0 21.0-34.0 67 12.0 8.9-16.0 52 9.0 6.4-12.7 152 51.9 44.2-59.6
Buncombe 336 97 28.4 22.9-34.7 37 7.6 5.3-10.7 35 6.4 4.3- 9.4 167 57.6 51.0-64.0
Cabarrus 363 115 25.3 20.3-31.2 55 10.6 7.6-14.4 36 6.2 4.1- 9.2 157 58.0 51.1-64.5
Catawba 437 138 31.0 25.7-36.8 76 13.4 10.2-17.4 43 6.8 4.9- 9.6 180 48.8 42.7-54.9
Cumberland 466 156 29.5 24.4-35.1 97 15.0 11.7-18.9 39 5.3 3.7- 7.6 174 50.3 43.9-56.6
Davidson 403 126 28.5 23.4-34.3 71 13.6 10.0-18.3 44 7.0 4.9-10.0 162 50.9 44.2-57.5
Durham 394 129 32.1 26.0-39.0 53 8.1 5.8-11.3 20 3.6 2.1- 6.2 192 56.1 49.0-63.1
Forsyth 397 108 25.9 20.9-31.7 49 8.6 6.3-11.6 32 5.5 3.6- 8.3 208 60.0 53.9-65.9
Gaston 406 119 29.9 23.6-37.1 81 14.2 10.9-18.2 48 6.4 4.6- 8.8 158 49.5 42.6-56.5
Guilford 417 118 24.4 19.6-29.9 66 10.8 8.0-14.4 38 5.4 3.7- 7.9 195 59.4 52.9-65.6
Iredell 415 114 25.3 20.6-30.8 68 10.5 7.8-13.9 40 6.2 4.3- 8.7 193 58.0 52.1-63.7
Johnston 462 163 33.5 27.8-39.7 79 11.8 8.9-15.6 42 4.8 3.4- 6.8 178 49.9 43.4-56.4
Mecklenburg 665 194 27.4 23.4-31.8 91 10.7 8.4-13.5 37 3.3 2.2- 4.9 343 58.6 53.9-63.1
New Hanover 361 107 24.3 19.4-30.1 52 10.5 7.4-14.7 27 4.8 3.2- 7.3 175 60.4 53.6-66.8
Onslow 404 106 22.5 17.9-27.8 67 10.2 7.7-13.4 38 4.9 3.3- 7.0 193 62.5 56.5-68.0
Orange 376 99 23.8 18.9-29.4 42 10.8 7.1-16.2 23 5.2 3.3- 8.2 212 60.2 53.4-66.6
Pitt 385 124 27.8 22.1-34.2 63 12.6 9.4-16.7 42 6.5 4.6- 9.2 156 53.1 46.1-60.0
Randolph 389 122 31.1 25.0-38.0 69 11.1 8.4-14.5 42 6.4 4.4- 9.2 156 51.4 44.3-58.5
Robeson 391 140 38.2 29.7-47.5 114 21.1 16.4-26.6 45 6.4 4.5- 9.0 92 34.3 27.0-42.4
Rowan 433 134 31.0 25.1-37.5 87 16.4 12.4-21.3 44 6.1 4.3- 8.4 168 46.6 39.5-53.8
Union 396 126 30.9 25.1-37.4 54 10.2 7.4-13.9 31 3.5 2.3- 5.2 185 55.5 48.7-62.1
Wake 580 173 27.2 23.0-31.9 60 7.7 5.7-10.5 16 1.9 1.0- 3.6 331 63.1 58.1-67.8
Wayne 437 148 30.1 24.2-36.8 91 14.0 10.8-17.9 40 6.0 4.0- 8.8 158 49.9 42.4-57.4
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,200 1,731 30.6 28.9-32.5 1,036 14.4 13.3-15.6 513 6.2 5.6- 6.9 1,920 48.8 46.7-50.9
Piedmont 7,455 2,261 28.5 27.1-30.1 1,170 11.0 10.2-11.9 660 5.3 4.8- 5.9 3,364 55.1 53.4-56.8
Western NC 2,851 855 30.6 28.2-33.0 526 13.4 12.1-14.9 390 9.3 8.2-10.5 1,080 46.7 44.1-49.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,866 571 32.2 29.3-35.2 318 12.2 10.7-13.8 251 8.4 7.2- 9.8 726 47.3 44.2-50.5
Northwest 3,234 960 28.1 26.0-30.3 580 12.6 11.3-14.0 366 8.1 7.1- 9.4 1,328 51.2 48.7-53.7
Charlotte 2,059 623 28.4 25.7-31.2 331 12.9 11.2-14.8 180 5.3 4.3- 6.4 925 53.4 50.4-56.4
Greensboro 1,780 527 27.8 24.7-31.1 277 10.9 9.2-12.7 176 6.2 5.0- 7.5 800 55.2 51.5-58.9
Southern Regional 1,516 508 31.3 27.9-34.9 344 15.3 13.3-17.6 146 5.6 4.6- 6.9 518 47.7 43.9-51.6
Coastal 759 249 29.8 25.8-34.2 141 14.6 12.0-17.7 61 5.3 4.0- 7.0 308 50.3 45.2-55.3
Wake 1,698 552 29.6 26.5-32.8 251 9.4 7.9-11.2 106 3.5 2.6- 4.6 789 57.5 54.0-61.0
Area L 456 174 38.3 32.7-44.2 91 13.0 10.2-16.5 45 6.5 4.6- 9.0 146 42.3 36.2-48.5
Eastern 2,138 683 27.8 25.2-30.5 399 13.6 11.9-15.6 232 7.4 6.2- 8.8 824 51.2 47.9-54.5

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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