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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,349 9,120 73.6 72.4-74.8 1,088 9.1 8.4- 9.9 856 7.5 6.8- 8.3 1,057 7.8 7.2- 8.5 228 2.0 1.6- 2.4
No 1,746 652 38.1 34.3-42.1 252 15.7 13.2-18.6 278 14.8 12.5-17.6 441 21.5 18.7-24.5 123 9.9 7.4-12.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 181 112 61.4 49.6-72.0 19 10.5 5.0-20.7 17 6.4 3.6-11.1 28 16.2 9.0-27.3 5 5.6 2.1-13.9
Recommended Range 4,431 3,290 71.7 69.4-73.8 358 9.4 8.0-10.9 306 7.5 6.4- 8.8 395 8.3 7.1- 9.6 82 3.2 2.2- 4.5
Overweight 4,993 3,527 68.4 66.4-70.3 482 10.7 9.5-12.1 388 8.6 7.4- 9.9 477 9.1 8.1-10.3 119 3.2 2.5- 4.2
Obese 3,903 2,475 62.4 59.9-64.9 418 10.8 9.4-12.3 372 10.6 9.0-12.4 527 13.3 11.7-15.1 111 2.9 2.0- 4.3
Current Smoker
No 11,638 8,417 70.7 69.4-72.0 1,056 9.6 8.8-10.5 852 7.8 7.1- 8.6 1,049 8.7 7.9- 9.5 264 3.2 2.5- 3.9
Yes 2,429 1,334 52.8 49.7-55.9 280 13.1 11.2-15.4 281 12.8 10.7-15.3 446 16.6 14.5-19.0 88 4.5 3.3- 6.2
History of CVD**
Yes 1,501 908 58.0 54.3-61.6 143 10.8 8.7-13.3 147 10.9 8.3-14.4 247 15.9 13.7-18.4 56 4.3 3.1- 6.1
No 12,509 8,821 68.0 66.7-69.3 1,189 10.3 9.5-11.1 977 8.7 7.9- 9.5 1,237 9.8 9.0-10.6 285 3.3 2.7- 4.0
Binge Drinker
No 12,621 8,822 67.9 66.6-69.2 1,189 10.1 9.3-11.0 985 8.5 7.8- 9.3 1,322 10.3 9.5-11.2 303 3.2 2.6- 3.8
Yes 1,305 848 63.4 59.3-67.4 133 11.4 9.1-14.3 130 10.9 8.5-13.9 156 10.4 8.3-12.9 38 3.9 2.5- 6.2
Heavy Drinker
No 13,296 9,257 67.6 66.3-68.9 1,271 10.2 9.5-11.1 1,054 8.7 7.9- 9.5 1,392 10.2 9.4-11.0 322 3.3 2.7- 4.0
Yes 539 343 58.5 51.3-65.3 45 12.7 8.1-19.3 57 11.5 7.6-17.1 76 12.7 9.4-16.9 18 4.7 2.1-10.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,088 673 61.9 57.2-66.3 120 12.0 9.2-15.5 114 11.4 8.3-15.4 146 12.1 9.8-14.9 35 2.6 1.7- 4.2
No 12,970 9,078 67.6 66.3-68.9 1,212 10.1 9.3-11.0 1,019 8.7 7.9- 9.5 1,343 10.1 9.3-10.9 318 3.5 2.9- 4.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,527 951 62.6 59.1-66.0 157 11.0 8.9-13.6 120 8.7 6.8-11.1 238 13.9 11.8-16.3 61 3.8 2.5- 5.8
No 12,583 8,830 67.6 66.3-68.9 1,185 10.2 9.4-11.1 1,015 8.8 8.1- 9.7 1,261 9.9 9.2-10.8 292 3.4 2.8- 4.1
Disability
Yes 4,861 2,986 59.3 57.2-61.5 505 11.0 9.8-12.4 489 11.4 10.0-13.0 712 14.0 12.7-15.5 169 4.2 3.3- 5.4
No 8,866 6,540 70.4 68.8-71.9 801 10.0 9.0-11.0 619 7.9 7.0- 8.8 739 8.7 7.8- 9.7 167 3.0 2.3- 3.9

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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.

**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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