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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Oral Health-WHITES

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
-WHITES 10,954 8,037 73.0 71.7-74.2 916 8.9 8.1- 9.8 760 7.6 6.8- 8.4 1,061 8.8 8.1- 9.6 180 1.7 1.3- 2.1
GENDER
Males 4,243 2,994 70.5 68.4-72.5 381 9.9 8.7-11.4 305 7.6 6.4- 8.9 469 9.5 8.3-10.8 94 2.5 1.8- 3.4
Females 6,711 5,043 75.3 73.7-76.8 535 8.0 7.1- 9.1 455 7.5 6.6- 8.6 592 8.2 7.3- 9.2 86 1.0 0.7- 1.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 102 58 55.5 41.2-69.0 16 23.6 12.8-39.4 11 10.0 4.6-20.2 15 7.2 3.9-12.9 2 3.7 0.6-20.1
Non-Hispanic 10,841 7,975 73.2 71.9-74.5 899 8.8 8.0- 9.6 747 7.5 6.8- 8.4 1,045 8.8 8.1- 9.7 175 1.6 1.3- 2.1
AGE
18-24 268 185 70.0 62.8-76.3 33 10.5 7.0-15.5 25 9.9 6.1-15.5 18 6.7 3.7-11.7 7 2.9 1.3- 6.6
25-34 967 669 68.3 64.5-71.8 126 13.6 11.1-16.6 89 8.9 6.9-11.3 73 7.6 5.8-10.0 10 1.6 0.7- 3.4
35-44 1,726 1,240 72.3 69.7-74.9 133 6.9 5.6- 8.5 155 9.2 7.7-11.1 178 10.2 8.6-12.1 20 1.3 0.8- 2.1
45-54 2,238 1,616 74.1 71.8-76.2 206 9.1 7.6-10.7 172 7.0 5.9- 8.4 219 8.6 7.4-10.1 25 1.2 0.7- 1.8
55-64 2,471 1,863 77.6 75.5-79.5 170 6.6 5.6- 7.9 153 5.6 4.6- 6.8 246 8.7 7.5-10.1 39 1.5 1.0- 2.2
65-74 1,895 1,462 76.7 74.3-78.9 135 7.2 5.9- 8.8 86 4.6 3.6- 5.9 177 9.7 8.1-11.4 35 1.8 1.2- 2.7
75+ 1,324 952 72.6 69.5-75.4 105 7.6 6.1- 9.4 78 5.9 4.5- 7.8 146 11.3 9.2-13.7 43 2.6 1.8- 3.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 885 394 44.7 39.5-50.1 92 11.4 8.3-15.5 78 10.0 7.4-13.4 234 23.5 19.7-27.9 87 10.3 7.4-14.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,029 2,014 66.7 64.0-69.3 270 9.6 8.1-11.4 272 8.5 7.3-10.0 410 12.8 11.0-14.8 63 2.4 1.5- 3.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,080 2,283 71.9 69.2-74.5 279 10.6 8.9-12.5 235 9.5 7.7-11.7 264 7.3 6.2- 8.7 19 0.7 0.3- 1.3
College Graduate 3,942 3,334 84.3 82.7-85.8 273 6.6 5.7- 7.8 175 4.8 4.0- 5.8 151 4.0 3.2- 4.9 9 0.2 0.1- 0.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 803 363 49.7 43.9-55.5 84 9.9 7.2-13.4 92 11.7 8.6-15.6 221 24.9 20.9-29.4 43 3.9 2.7- 5.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,374 748 47.6 43.3-51.9 165 13.9 11.1-17.3 158 13.2 10.5-16.4 251 20.5 16.8-24.9 52 4.8 3.2- 7.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,064 671 57.3 52.4-62.1 128 14.4 11.3-18.2 104 12.1 8.5-17.0 138 12.9 10.3-15.9 23 3.3 1.8- 6.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,652 1,249 73.0 69.8-76.0 131 9.4 7.3-11.9 121 7.7 6.2- 9.6 135 8.7 7.0-10.8 16 1.2 0.6- 2.4
$50,000-74,999 1,834 1,488 78.2 75.3-80.9 131 8.2 6.5-10.3 103 7.0 5.5- 8.8 99 5.2 4.0- 6.6 13 1.4 0.5- 3.5
$75,000+ 2,828 2,463 85.8 83.9-87.5 184 6.6 5.5- 7.9 87 3.5 2.7- 4.6 91 3.9 3.0- 5.0 3 0.3 0.1- 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,777 2,483 65.5 63.2-67.8 343 9.6 8.2-11.1 330 9.4 8.1-11.0 526 13.0 11.5-14.5 95 2.5 1.8- 3.4
No 6,946 5,397 76.3 74.7-77.8 555 8.7 7.7- 9.8 409 6.8 5.8- 7.8 506 7.0 6.2- 8.0 79 1.2 0.9- 1.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,719 1,293 75.3 72.3-78.1 126 8.4 6.5-10.8 111 6.7 5.2- 8.6 162 8.4 6.9-10.3 27 1.2 0.7- 1.9
Non-Veteran 9,232 6,742 72.6 71.2-74.0 790 9.0 8.2-10.0 649 7.7 6.9- 8.6 898 8.9 8.1- 9.8 153 1.8 1.4- 2.3

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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.

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