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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 6,873 4,920 68.9 67.1-70.6 618 9.7 8.7-10.9 520 8.7 7.6- 9.8 667 9.5 8.5-10.6 148 3.2 2.4- 4.2
GENDER
Male 2,627 1,812 66.0 63.2-68.7 249 10.5 8.9-12.3 199 8.3 6.8-10.1 292 10.8 9.1-12.7 75 4.4 3.1- 6.3
Female 4,246 3,108 71.7 69.5-73.7 369 9.0 7.8-10.4 321 9.1 7.7-10.6 375 8.2 7.2- 9.4 73 2.0 1.3- 3.0
RACE
White 5,457 4,112 75.4 73.6-77.0 436 8.5 7.4- 9.7 362 7.3 6.3- 8.5 473 7.7 6.8- 8.7 74 1.1 0.8- 1.6
African American 946 576 59.9 55.3-64.4 118 12.3 9.6-15.6 96 11.5 8.7-15.0 118 12.0 9.3-15.4 38 4.3 2.7- 6.6
Other Minorities 446 220 47.0 40.1-54.0 61 13.0 9.3-17.7 57 12.0 8.3-17.0 73 15.7 11.7-20.8 35 12.3 7.8-18.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 334 152 43.9 35.8-52.3 53 13.9 9.9-19.2 46 10.8 7.3-15.6 53 15.5 10.9-21.6 30 15.9 9.9-24.6
Non-Hispanic 6,524 4,761 71.5 69.8-73.2 565 9.3 8.3-10.5 472 8.4 7.4- 9.7 610 8.8 7.9- 9.9 116 1.9 1.4- 2.5
AGE
18-24 211 141 69.1 60.8-76.3 20 6.6 3.8-11.3 23 11.0 6.8-17.5 19 7.7 4.4-13.0 8 5.6 2.4-12.5
25-34 742 477 62.3 57.5-66.8 97 13.9 10.8-17.6 73 9.5 7.1-12.7 71 9.4 7.0-12.4 24 5.0 3.0- 8.2
35-44 1,239 886 68.6 65.1-71.8 117 9.7 7.8-12.0 101 9.5 7.5-11.9 116 10.1 8.1-12.5 19 2.2 1.2- 3.9
45-54 1,454 1,042 69.0 65.6-72.1 133 10.6 8.6-13.1 117 9.0 7.1-11.3 142 9.3 7.4-11.5 20 2.2 1.2- 3.9
55-64 1,446 1,068 74.9 71.9-77.6 114 7.8 6.1- 9.9 89 5.6 4.4- 7.2 148 9.9 8.1-12.0 27 1.8 1.1- 2.9
65-74 1,015 753 74.7 71.3-77.9 81 7.9 6.2-10.2 62 5.8 4.3- 7.9 93 8.9 7.0-11.3 26 2.6 1.6- 4.2
75+ 705 510 69.7 65.0-74.0 48 6.4 4.6- 8.7 50 7.7 5.4-10.7 75 12.8 9.6-16.8 22 3.5 1.9- 6.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 682 284 38.4 32.4-44.8 83 14.3 10.4-19.3 80 10.5 7.6-14.1 170 21.9 17.6-26.9 65 15.0 10.0-21.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,821 1,176 62.8 59.1-66.4 178 9.5 7.6-11.7 170 11.5 9.2-14.4 248 13.2 11.0-15.9 49 2.9 1.9- 4.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,822 1,331 70.5 67.0-73.7 180 11.3 9.3-13.8 145 9.6 7.4-12.3 144 7.0 5.5- 8.7 22 1.7 0.9- 3.2
College Graduate 2,532 2,118 82.4 80.2-84.4 176 7.3 6.0- 8.9 124 5.2 4.2- 6.5 103 4.3 3.3- 5.6 11 0.7 0.4- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 521 217 39.0 31.7-46.8 61 13.2 8.6-19.8 71 13.3 8.6-20.0 141 22.3 17.2-28.2 31 12.2 6.8-21.0
$15,000- 24,999 972 509 47.6 41.8-53.5 117 12.1 9.3-15.5 120 13.8 10.4-18.1 171 17.3 13.9-21.4 55 9.2 5.8-14.3
$25,000- 34,999 662 407 56.6 50.7-62.3 81 13.4 9.9-17.9 71 13.4 9.3-19.0 84 12.6 9.4-16.5 19 4.0 2.2- 7.2
$35,000- 49,999 941 700 69.6 65.0-73.9 84 11.7 8.7-15.5 69 8.1 5.9-11.0 78 9.5 7.0-12.7 10 1.1 0.5- 2.5
$50,000-74,999 1,033 837 77.8 73.9-81.2 83 9.0 6.7-12.1 64 7.5 5.6-10.0 43 5.0 3.3- 7.4 6 0.7 0.3- 2.1
$75,000+ 1,847 1,594 84.7 82.4-86.8 120 6.7 5.4- 8.4 64 4.4 3.3- 5.9 67 4.0 3.0- 5.4 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,166 1,370 60.7 57.4-63.9 211 10.0 8.3-12.1 217 11.9 9.7-14.6 297 13.4 11.4-15.6 71 3.9 2.6- 5.8
No 4,524 3,424 71.8 69.7-73.9 382 9.5 8.2-10.9 296 7.7 6.6- 9.0 353 8.2 7.0- 9.5 69 2.8 1.9- 4.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 878 653 74.6 70.4-78.4 63 7.7 5.6-10.4 58 7.6 5.3-10.8 91 8.8 6.7-11.4 13 1.3 0.7- 2.7
Non-Veteran 5,993 4,266 68.1 66.2-70.0 555 10.0 8.9-11.3 462 8.8 7.7-10.1 575 9.6 8.5-10.7 135 3.4 2.6- 4.6

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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.

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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