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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Adults that have visited a dentist, dental hygenist or dental clinic within the past year
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,722 10,807 68.5 67.4-69.7 4,915 31.5 30.3-32.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,805 9,993 74.0 72.9-75.1 3,812 26.0 24.9-27.1
No 1,892 797 43.5 39.8-47.3 1,095 56.5 52.7-60.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 228 133 59.5 48.9-69.3 95 40.5 30.7-51.1
Recommended Range 4,900 3,577 72.0 69.9-74.0 1,323 28.0 26.0-30.1
Overweight 5,557 3,897 69.9 68.1-71.7 1,660 30.1 28.3-31.9
Obese 4,352 2,770 64.7 62.4-67.0 1,582 35.3 33.0-37.6
Current Smoker
No 12,808 9,194 71.8 70.5-73.0 3,614 28.2 27.0-29.5
Yes 2,857 1,572 55.9 53.0-58.7 1,285 44.1 41.3-47.0
History of CVD**
Yes 1,944 1,121 58.0 54.8-61.1 823 42.0 38.9-45.2
No 13,623 9,612 69.7 68.5-71.0 4,011 30.3 29.0-31.5
Binge Drinker
No 14,171 9,762 68.9 67.6-70.0 4,409 31.1 30.0-32.4
Yes 1,342 913 67.0 63.1-70.8 429 33.0 29.2-36.9
Heavy Drinker
No 14,850 10,233 68.8 67.6-70.0 4,617 31.2 30.0-32.4
Yes 566 376 63.9 57.0-70.2 190 36.1 29.8-43.0
Current Asthma
Yes 1,306 797 62.1 57.9-66.1 509 37.9 33.9-42.1
No 14,346 9,965 69.1 67.9-70.3 4,381 30.9 29.7-32.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,943 1,134 61.1 58.0-64.1 809 38.9 35.9-42.0
No 13,772 9,666 69.3 68.0-70.5 4,106 30.7 29.5-32.0
Disability
Yes 5,830 3,516 60.5 58.6-62.5 2,314 39.5 37.5-41.4
No 9,447 7,003 72.2 70.7-73.6 2,444 27.8 26.4-29.3

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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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