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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,610 4,135 28.3 27.3-29.4 2,403 12.6 12.0-13.3 1,426 6.5 6.0- 6.9 5,646 52.6 51.3-53.8
No 1,872 703 34.4 31.1-37.8 325 10.8 9.2-12.5 135 4.4 3.5- 5.6 709 50.5 46.7-54.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 229 60 20.8 14.5-29.1 55 16.7 11.7-23.4 45 15.7 9.8-24.2 69 46.7 36.4-57.4
Recommended Range 4,844 1,400 25.8 24.0-27.7 721 9.6 8.6-10.6 456 5.7 5.1- 6.5 2,267 58.9 56.8-61.0
Overweight 5,477 1,736 29.9 28.2-31.7 957 13.0 11.9-14.2 550 5.8 5.2- 6.5 2,234 51.3 49.3-53.2
Obese 4,297 1,448 33.1 30.9-35.2 906 14.6 13.4-15.9 434 6.1 5.4- 7.0 1,509 46.2 43.8-48.7
Current Smoker
No 12,618 3,938 28.6 27.5-29.8 2,046 11.2 10.5-11.9 1,136 5.3 4.9- 5.7 5,498 54.9 53.6-56.3
Yes 2,837 897 32.7 30.0-35.4 677 16.6 14.9-18.3 420 9.2 8.0-10.4 843 41.6 38.6-44.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,907 545 31.3 28.4-34.3 594 28.9 26.3-31.6 432 18.8 16.7-21.2 336 21.0 18.1-24.3
No 13,450 4,270 29.3 28.1-30.4 2,099 10.7 10.1-11.4 1,087 4.7 4.4- 5.1 5,994 55.3 54.0-56.6
Binge Drinker
No 13,974 4,398 30.0 28.9-31.1 2,550 13.0 12.3-13.7 1,512 6.8 6.4- 7.3 5,514 50.1 48.9-51.4
Yes 1,334 384 25.2 21.9-28.8 143 7.4 6.0- 9.2 34 1.2 0.8- 1.9 773 66.2 62.4-69.8
Heavy Drinker
No 14,656 4,583 29.3 28.3-30.4 2,595 12.3 11.7-13.0 1,514 6.2 5.8- 6.7 5,964 52.1 50.8-53.3
Yes 557 170 28.8 23.1-35.2 75 10.3 7.7-13.6 26 2.3 1.4- 3.8 286 58.7 52.1-65.0
Current Asthma
Yes 1,288 363 29.7 25.8-34.0 307 17.1 14.7-19.9 215 12.0 10.0-14.4 403 41.1 36.9-45.5
No 14,148 4,458 29.3 28.2-30.4 2,411 11.9 11.3-12.6 1,338 5.6 5.2- 6.0 5,941 53.2 51.9-54.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,909 567 33.5 30.4-36.6 559 25.5 23.1-28.1 411 17.5 15.4-19.8 372 23.5 20.7-26.6
No 13,591 4,277 29.0 27.9-30.1 2,173 11.0 10.3-11.6 1,151 4.9 4.6- 5.3 5,990 55.1 53.9-56.4
Disability
Yes 5,729 1,759 31.4 29.6-33.3 1,466 20.4 19.1-21.8 945 12.1 11.1-13.2 1,559 36.1 34.0-38.2
No 9,343 2,957 28.6 27.2-29.9 1,199 8.5 7.8- 9.2 570 3.3 3.0- 3.7 4,617 59.7 58.2-61.1

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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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