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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

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
-Wake County 580 173 27.2 23.0-31.9 60 7.7 5.7-10.5 16 1.9 1.0- 3.6 331 63.1 58.1-67.8
GENDER
Male 240 75 28.1 21.9-35.3 24 7.9 4.9-12.4 6 2.3 0.9- 5.9 135 61.6 54.1-68.7
Female 340 98 26.3 20.9-32.6 36 7.6 5.0-11.4 10 1.6 0.8- 3.0 196 64.5 57.9-70.6
RACE
White 430 122 23.5 19.2-28.5 33 5.0 3.5- 7.3 12 1.5 0.8- 2.8 263 69.9 64.7-74.7
Other 149 51 35.2 26.5-45.0 27 13.3 8.3-20.6 4 2.8 0.9- 8.2 67 48.7 38.9-58.5
AGE
18-44 205 40 19.8 14.1-27.0 5 2.0 0.7- 6.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 159 77.9 70.4-83.9
45+ 369 130 35.0 29.5-40.8 55 14.4 10.6-19.1 15 3.8 2.0- 7.2 169 46.8 40.9-52.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 140 53 36.7 27.2-47.3 23 11.8 7.1-18.8 11 4.0 2.0- 7.8 53 47.6 36.9-58.5
Some College + 439 120 23.5 19.2-28.5 36 6.1 4.0- 9.0 5 1.1 0.4- 3.5 278 69.3 63.9-74.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 210 84 35.4 27.5-44.1 36 12.1 8.0-17.9 12 4.5 2.2- 9.1 78 48.0 38.8-57.4
$50,000+ 310 74 20.8 16.1-26.3 15 4.2 2.2- 7.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 220 75.0 69.1-80.1

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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.

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