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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Oral Health

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%)
North Carolina 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
-Piedmont NC 7,455 2,261 28.5 27.1-30.1 1,170 11.0 10.2-11.9 660 5.3 4.8- 5.9 3,364 55.1 53.4-56.8
GENDER
Male 2,861 884 29.4 27.0-31.8 446 10.5 9.2-11.9 243 4.6 3.8- 5.4 1,288 55.6 52.9-58.3
Female 4,594 1,377 27.8 26.0-29.7 724 11.6 10.5-12.8 417 6.1 5.3- 7.0 2,076 54.5 52.4-56.7
RACE
White 5,900 1,727 26.3 24.7-27.9 865 10.1 9.2-11.0 518 5.5 4.9- 6.2 2,790 58.1 56.3-59.9
African American 1,069 355 34.7 30.8-38.9 257 17.6 15.0-20.5 129 7.5 5.9- 9.6 328 40.2 35.8-44.7
Other Minorities 462 172 32.5 26.9-38.6 47 6.7 4.5- 9.8 13 0.9 0.5- 1.8 230 59.8 53.4-66.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 348 141 34.3 27.6-41.7 21 4.2 2.2- 7.7 13 1.3 0.6- 2.6 173 60.3 52.6-67.5
Non-Hispanic 7,089 2,116 28.0 26.5-29.5 1,143 11.7 10.8-12.6 645 5.8 5.2- 6.4 3,185 54.6 52.9-56.3
AGE
18-24 212 23 10.4 6.5-16.2 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 0 0.0 . - . 188 89.5 83.6-93.4
25-34 755 172 23.1 19.3-27.4 20 2.5 1.4- 4.5 4 0.7 0.2- 2.5 559 73.7 69.3-77.7
35-44 1,254 350 27.8 24.8-31.1 62 4.8 3.6- 6.5 10 0.6 0.3- 1.3 832 66.8 63.4-70.0
45-54 1,515 483 35.5 32.3-38.8 187 13.7 11.5-16.4 67 3.7 2.8- 5.0 778 47.1 43.8-50.3
55-64 1,559 577 39.6 36.5-42.9 317 19.6 17.2-22.2 140 9.2 7.4-11.4 525 31.6 28.8-34.5
65-74 1,196 366 31.6 28.4-35.0 332 27.1 24.1-30.4 216 17.3 14.8-20.1 282 24.1 21.2-27.2
75+ 904 261 28.9 25.3-32.7 248 28.8 24.9-32.9 221 24.6 20.9-28.7 174 17.8 15.0-20.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 938 222 30.0 25.3-35.2 268 18.2 15.3-21.6 257 15.7 13.1-18.7 191 36.1 30.4-42.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,063 749 35.1 31.9-38.5 427 14.4 12.5-16.5 267 7.8 6.6- 9.2 620 42.7 38.9-46.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,896 659 28.7 26.0-31.6 285 11.8 10.1-13.8 98 3.0 2.3- 4.0 854 56.5 53.2-59.7
College Graduate 2,543 625 22.3 20.3-24.5 186 4.8 4.0- 5.8 37 1.0 0.6- 1.7 1,695 71.8 69.5-74.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 685 175 23.2 18.7-28.4 202 19.6 16.0-23.8 173 17.4 13.7-21.9 135 39.8 32.5-47.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,144 376 34.8 30.1-39.8 287 17.5 14.7-20.7 185 9.2 7.5-11.3 296 38.5 32.9-44.5
$25,000- 34,999 730 282 37.1 32.1-42.3 124 14.2 11.2-17.8 78 7.1 5.4- 9.3 246 41.6 36.1-47.4
$35,000- 49,999 995 337 32.4 28.4-36.8 170 13.3 11.0-16.0 60 4.4 3.2- 6.0 428 49.9 45.4-54.4
$50,000-74,999 1,052 336 29.5 26.0-33.4 119 8.5 6.6-10.8 28 1.6 1.0- 2.5 569 60.4 56.3-64.3
$75,000+ 1,859 456 22.4 20.0-25.0 94 3.7 2.9- 4.7 18 0.6 0.4- 1.1 1,291 73.3 70.6-75.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,515 776 31.9 29.2-34.7 604 18.3 16.5-20.4 389 11.7 10.2-13.5 746 38.1 34.9-41.3
No 4,734 1,429 27.3 25.5-29.2 535 7.8 7.0- 8.8 250 2.7 2.3- 3.2 2,520 62.1 60.1-64.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 990 315 28.6 25.1-32.4 215 18.1 15.3-21.4 119 8.5 6.6-11.1 341 44.7 40.2-49.3
Non-Veteran 6,462 1,946 28.5 26.9-30.2 955 10.1 9.2-11.0 541 4.9 4.4- 5.5 3,020 56.5 54.7-58.3

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^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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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