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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

Oral Health

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
-New Hanover County 345 260 74.7 67.1-81.1 37 12.3 7.2-20.3 20 6.6 3.9-10.9 26 5.9 3.7- 9.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2
GENDER
Male 134 98 72.7 59.9-82.6 15 14.7 6.8-29.0 13 9.4 4.9-17.5 8 3.1 1.4- 6.7 0 0.0 . - .
Female 211 162 76.9 68.4-83.6 22 9.7 5.0-17.9 7 3.5 1.6- 7.6 18 9.0 5.2-15.0 2 1.0 0.2- 4.5
RACE
White 297 229 79.4 73.0-84.6 30 9.2 5.6-14.8 14 5.0 2.8- 8.9 22 5.8 3.5- 9.4 2 0.6 0.1- 2.7
Other 45 28 54.0 31.6-74.9 7 25.9 8.7-56.2 6 13.3 4.7-32.5 4 6.7 2.2-19.0 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 81 61 71.1 55.6-82.9 9 17.3 7.5-35.2 9 9.1 4.2-18.5 2 2.5 0.6- 9.6 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 262 197 77.2 70.6-82.7 28 8.7 5.6-13.1 11 4.7 2.4- 9.1 24 8.6 5.4-13.3 2 0.8 0.2- 3.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 92 63 60.6 42.9-76.0 8 18.3 6.2-42.9 7 8.8 3.3-21.3 13 11.1 5.5-21.0 1 1.3 0.2- 8.6
Some College + 252 197 80.3 73.3-85.8 29 10.0 6.0-16.3 13 5.7 3.1-10.4 13 4.0 2.1- 7.2 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 147 82 54.4 41.7-66.4 29 24.0 13.4-39.3 13 9.7 4.9-18.2 22 11.1 6.6-18.2 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7
$50,000+ 155 140 89.6 82.5-94.0 6 3.6 1.5- 8.3 6 4.9 2.0-11.6 3 1.9 0.6- 6.5 0 0.0 . - .

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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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