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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 334 256 71.5 63.4-78.4 25 9.8 5.9-15.8 20 6.8 4.1-11.1 28 10.7 6.0-18.4 5 1.3 0.5- 3.4
Buncombe 308 232 74.5 67.4-80.5 16 4.1 2.2- 7.5 20 8.5 4.8-14.7 34 8.8 6.1-12.7 6 4.0 1.5-10.6
Cabarrus 330 228 69.7 62.8-75.8 26 8.6 5.6-13.1 35 8.7 6.0-12.6 32 10.2 6.6-15.5 9 2.7 1.1- 6.8
Catawba 402 277 66.0 59.6-71.9 41 12.0 8.2-17.3 36 8.7 5.9-12.6 40 10.7 7.1-15.9 8 2.5 1.1- 6.0
Cumberland 431 296 66.0 58.6-72.6 45 12.7 8.6-18.4 36 8.3 5.5-12.3 43 11.6 6.6-19.6 11 1.4 0.7- 2.9
Davidson 356 245 62.8 55.3-69.7 24 6.7 4.2-10.5 32 11.5 7.5-17.2 45 15.7 10.5-22.9 10 3.3 1.2- 8.9
Durham 371 263 64.1 55.6-71.7 40 12.3 8.3-17.9 28 7.8 4.2-13.8 32 7.8 5.0-11.9 8 8.0 3.1-19.5
Forsyth 375 280 72.6 66.4-78.0 34 10.6 7.1-15.4 23 6.1 3.9- 9.4 36 10.4 6.9-15.4 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9
Gaston 357 235 62.2 54.5-69.3 33 7.9 4.8-12.6 40 14.3 9.7-20.4 39 12.4 7.7-19.3 10 3.3 1.2- 8.7
Guilford 382 292 76.4 70.3-81.5 23 6.8 4.1-11.0 28 7.5 4.8-11.4 34 7.7 5.0-11.9 5 1.6 0.6- 4.3
Iredell 387 282 71.8 65.7-77.2 36 10.8 7.2-15.8 23 7.0 4.3-11.0 37 9.1 6.1-13.3 9 1.4 0.7- 2.9
Johnston 424 298 62.9 55.7-69.6 47 13.9 9.5-20.1 22 9.6 5.4-16.6 48 11.1 7.5-16.0 9 2.5 1.1- 5.2
Mecklenburg 638 474 70.6 65.8-75.0 55 11.1 8.1-15.1 50 8.4 6.1-11.4 48 8.2 5.8-11.5 11 1.6 0.8- 3.3
New Hanover 345 260 74.7 67.1-81.1 37 12.3 7.2-20.3 20 6.6 3.9-10.9 26 5.9 3.7- 9.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2
Onslow 369 262 68.1 61.2-74.3 38 14.7 9.6-21.7 28 6.3 4.1- 9.7 35 9.4 6.3-13.7 6 1.6 0.6- 4.4
Orange 357 282 76.0 69.1-81.8 33 11.8 7.5-18.1 15 4.4 2.3- 8.3 25 7.0 4.2-11.5 2 0.7 0.2- 3.1
Pitt 349 235 65.1 57.6-71.9 41 12.4 8.6-17.7 30 8.7 5.2-14.2 36 12.4 7.8-19.2 7 1.4 0.6- 3.4
Randolph 355 230 62.1 54.6-69.1 34 12.1 7.5-19.2 35 8.9 5.9-13.3 45 14.0 9.8-19.8 11 2.8 1.4- 5.8
Robeson 351 173 46.9 38.1-55.9 48 15.6 10.9-21.8 49 12.2 8.5-17.4 58 16.5 12.0-22.4 23 8.8 5.0-15.0
Rowan 400 257 59.6 52.2-66.6 50 13.2 9.5-18.1 29 8.1 4.4-14.6 57 15.3 10.9-21.2 7 3.7 1.5- 8.7
Union 372 265 65.5 57.6-72.7 36 8.3 5.7-12.0 26 10.9 6.5-17.7 35 9.5 5.7-15.6 10 5.8 2.1-14.9
Wake 565 427 71.5 66.2-76.3 39 7.9 5.3-11.6 44 9.4 6.5-13.3 40 7.0 4.8-10.1 15 4.3 2.3- 7.9
Wayne 398 283 68.4 59.8-75.8 44 16.1 9.6-26.0 28 6.6 4.0-10.8 36 7.2 4.9-10.6 7 1.6 0.6- 4.2
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 4,750 3,167 63.5 61.4-65.6 512 12.2 10.7-13.8 402 9.3 8.1-10.6 531 11.1 9.7-12.5 138 4.0 3.1- 5.1
Piedmont 6,873 4,920 68.9 67.1-70.6 618 9.7 8.7-10.9 520 8.7 7.6- 9.8 667 9.5 8.5-10.6 148 3.2 2.4- 4.2
Western NC 2,494 1,701 67.3 64.6-69.9 212 8.6 7.2-10.2 213 8.6 7.1-10.3 301 12.2 10.4-14.3 67 3.3 2.3- 4.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,642 1,130 66.6 63.2-69.7 137 8.8 7.1-10.8 145 9.6 7.6-12.1 190 11.6 9.6-13.9 40 3.5 2.2- 5.5
Northwest 2,914 2,016 68.3 65.7-70.7 277 10.5 8.9-12.3 217 7.4 6.2- 8.8 337 11.6 10.0-13.5 67 2.2 1.6- 3.1
Charlotte 1,898 1,338 67.9 64.8-70.8 169 9.7 7.9-11.8 166 9.6 8.0-11.6 179 10.0 8.2-12.2 46 2.9 1.9- 4.4
Greensboro 1,624 1,204 70.9 67.0-74.5 134 9.6 7.6-12.2 108 7.5 5.7- 9.8 146 8.4 6.7-10.5 32 3.6 1.8- 7.0
Southern Regional 1,388 867 61.3 57.2-65.3 145 11.4 8.9-14.5 142 9.6 7.4-12.5 178 12.6 10.0-15.8 56 5.1 3.3- 7.6
Coastal 717 505 68.3 63.2-72.9 68 10.5 7.5-14.5 55 9.5 6.6-13.3 76 9.5 7.2-12.4 13 2.2 1.1- 4.4
Wake 1,593 1,141 68.1 64.3-71.6 154 9.6 7.6-11.9 112 9.6 7.3-12.4 149 8.7 6.8-11.0 37 4.1 2.6- 6.5
Area L 424 281 64.7 58.5-70.4 51 11.9 8.3-16.6 32 8.7 5.9-12.7 43 10.1 6.9-14.5 17 4.7 2.5- 8.6
Eastern 1,917 1,306 64.9 61.4-68.2 207 12.6 10.3-15.2 158 8.5 6.9-10.5 201 10.6 8.8-12.8 45 3.4 2.0- 5.5

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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.

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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