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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 565 427 71.5 66.2-76.3 39 7.9 5.3-11.6 44 9.4 6.5-13.3 40 7.0 4.8-10.1 15 4.3 2.3- 7.9
GENDER
Male 233 176 72.8 64.6-79.6 18 7.4 4.0-13.3 16 8.3 4.5-14.9 15 7.1 3.9-12.8 8 4.4 1.9- 9.5
Female 332 251 70.4 63.2-76.7 21 8.3 4.8-13.7 28 10.3 6.7-15.6 25 6.8 4.3-10.8 7 4.2 1.6-10.6
RACE
White 420 343 81.4 76.0-85.8 22 4.3 2.6- 7.0 29 8.7 5.4-13.7 26 5.6 3.6- 8.7 0 0.0 . - .
Other 144 84 52.8 42.7-62.7 17 15.3 8.8-25.3 15 11.0 6.2-18.6 14 10.0 5.3-18.1 14 10.9 5.8-19.8
AGE
18-44 203 140 66.1 57.6-73.7 18 9.5 5.4-16.2 22 12.0 7.4-18.9 17 8.0 4.6-13.6 6 4.3 1.7-10.4
45+ 356 283 77.6 71.7-82.5 21 6.1 3.7- 9.7 22 6.4 4.1- 9.9 21 5.6 3.5- 8.9 9 4.3 1.8- 9.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 126 74 49.1 38.0-60.2 10 12.9 6.2-24.8 16 12.7 7.2-21.4 14 11.2 6.0-20.0 12 14.1 7.2-25.7
Some College + 438 353 79.9 74.6-84.3 29 6.0 3.9- 9.1 28 8.1 5.1-12.8 25 5.3 3.3- 8.6 3 0.6 0.2- 2.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 198 124 52.2 42.5-61.7 19 12.1 6.8-20.8 19 13.6 7.6-23.3 25 12.2 7.5-19.3 11 9.8 4.7-19.5
$50,000+ 310 261 83.5 78.1-87.8 16 4.5 2.6- 7.7 20 6.8 4.3-10.7 12 4.7 2.4- 8.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6

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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.

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