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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Oral Health--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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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 15,669 10,561 67.2 66.0-68.4 1,507 10.1 9.4-10.9 1,433 9.7 9.0-10.4 2,044 11.5 10.7-12.3 124 1.5 1.1- 2.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,760 9,793 72.8 71.6-73.9 1,223 9.3 8.6-10.0 1,096 8.1 7.4- 8.8 1,581 9.2 8.5- 9.9 67 0.6 0.4- 1.0
No 1,885 753 41.6 37.9-45.4 281 14.0 11.9-16.5 336 17.1 14.7-19.8 459 22.0 19.1-25.1 56 5.3 3.5- 8.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 226 130 58.7 48.0-68.6 26 13.2 7.7-21.6 23 7.2 4.3-11.7 45 18.2 11.0-28.7 2 2.7 0.7-10.3
Recommended Range 4,885 3,506 71.2 69.1-73.2 405 8.9 7.7-10.3 383 8.3 7.2- 9.5 559 10.6 9.2-12.1 32 1.1 0.6- 1.9
Overweight 5,540 3,812 68.3 66.5-70.1 541 11.0 9.8-12.4 486 9.1 8.1-10.3 670 10.3 9.3-11.5 31 1.2 0.7- 2.0
Obese 4,339 2,696 63.3 60.9-65.6 461 10.4 9.2-11.8 479 11.8 10.3-13.6 661 12.9 11.4-14.6 42 1.6 0.8- 3.0
Current Smoker
No 12,760 8,989 70.5 69.3-71.8 1,181 9.5 8.8-10.3 1,044 8.5 7.8- 9.2 1,446 9.9 9.1-10.7 100 1.6 1.1- 2.2
Yes 2,852 1,532 54.3 51.4-57.2 319 12.6 10.7-14.7 387 14.4 12.4-16.5 590 17.4 15.4-19.7 24 1.3 0.8- 2.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,931 1,086 56.0 52.8-59.2 197 11.1 9.2-13.3 207 12.3 9.9-15.2 425 19.7 17.5-22.0 16 0.9 0.4- 1.8
No 13,586 9,405 68.4 67.2-69.7 1,297 10.1 9.3-10.9 1,210 9.4 8.7-10.2 1,573 10.6 9.8-11.4 101 1.5 1.1- 2.1
Binge Drinker
No 14,121 9,541 67.5 66.3-68.7 1,344 10.0 9.3-10.8 1,267 9.5 8.8-10.3 1,864 11.6 10.8-12.5 105 1.4 1.0- 1.9
Yes 1,341 893 65.8 61.8-69.6 138 10.8 8.5-13.6 143 11.0 8.8-13.6 154 10.9 8.7-13.7 13 1.5 0.7- 3.3
Heavy Drinker
No 14,800 9,997 67.5 66.3-68.7 1,421 10.1 9.3-10.8 1,344 9.6 8.9-10.4 1,924 11.4 10.6-12.2 114 1.5 1.1- 2.1
Yes 566 372 62.9 56.1-69.3 51 11.6 7.8-16.9 56 10.7 7.1-16.0 83 14.1 10.0-19.4 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,303 776 60.6 56.4-64.7 143 11.2 9.1-13.8 141 12.6 9.5-16.6 233 15.0 12.6-17.7 10 0.5 0.3- 1.1
No 14,298 9,743 67.8 66.5-69.0 1,357 10.0 9.3-10.8 1,287 9.5 8.7-10.2 1,797 11.1 10.4-12.0 114 1.6 1.2- 2.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,935 1,096 59.2 56.1-62.3 188 9.5 7.9-11.3 213 11.9 10.0-14.2 417 18.0 15.9-20.3 21 1.4 0.6- 3.2
No 13,728 9,459 68.0 66.8-69.2 1,319 10.2 9.5-11.0 1,220 9.5 8.7-10.3 1,627 10.8 10.0-11.6 103 1.5 1.1- 2.1
Disability
Yes 5,803 3,424 59.3 57.3-61.2 613 11.0 9.9-12.3 652 12.3 11.0-13.8 1,068 16.0 14.7-17.4 46 1.4 0.8- 2.3
No 9,424 6,857 70.8 69.3-72.3 854 9.8 8.9-10.7 742 8.5 7.7- 9.4 902 9.3 8.4-10.4 69 1.5 1.0- 2.3

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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