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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Oral Health

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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 15,669 10,561 67.2 66.0-68.4 1,507 10.1 9.4-10.9 1,433 9.7 9.0-10.4 2,044 11.5 10.7-12.3 124 1.5 1.1- 2.1
-Western NC 2,882 1,853 65.7 63.2-68.2 246 8.4 7.2- 9.9 267 9.8 8.2-11.5 493 14.8 13.0-16.7 23 1.3 0.7- 2.5
GENDER
Male 1,143 717 60.8 56.5-64.8 99 9.1 7.1-11.6 115 11.5 8.9-14.7 196 16.1 13.2-19.6 16 2.5 1.3- 4.9
Female 1,739 1,136 70.3 67.5-73.0 147 7.8 6.3- 9.5 152 8.2 6.7- 9.9 297 13.5 11.8-15.5 7 0.2 0.1- 0.5
RACE
White 2,663 1,750 68.9 66.4-71.2 213 7.7 6.5- 9.1 241 9.2 7.8-11.0 441 13.1 11.7-14.7 18 1.0 0.5- 2.2
African American 79 39 49.1 34.8-63.6 12 20.2 9.4-38.1 9 11.8 4.6-27.1 19 18.9 10.9-30.6 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 131 59 29.6 19.6-41.9 20 12.1 6.3-22.0 17 16.4 8.6-29.0 30 35.6 22.1-51.9 5 6.4 2.4-16.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 20 25.2 13.6-41.9 12 13.9 6.4-27.6 8 17.4 7.3-36.0 14 34.2 16.9-57.1 5 9.3 3.4-23.1
Non-Hispanic 2,814 1,829 67.6 65.3-69.9 234 8.2 6.9- 9.6 258 9.4 8.0-11.1 475 13.8 12.3-15.4 18 1.0 0.4- 2.1
AGE
18-24 74 49 68.6 54.6-79.8 12 14.3 7.4-26.0 4 5.2 1.6-15.7 7 7.9 3.2-18.0 2 4.0 1.0-14.8
25-34 224 140 62.9 54.5-70.5 36 12.7 8.9-17.8 26 13.1 8.2-20.3 20 9.4 4.9-17.4 2 1.9 0.4- 9.5
35-44 370 237 64.1 58.0-69.8 30 6.0 4.1- 8.8 49 13.3 9.7-18.0 48 14.7 10.5-20.3 6 1.9 0.8- 4.2
45-54 523 350 68.8 64.1-73.2 53 9.0 6.7-12.1 45 7.8 5.5-10.8 71 13.3 10.3-17.0 4 1.1 0.4- 2.9
55-64 689 455 68.4 64.4-72.3 56 6.8 4.9- 9.2 66 8.8 6.8-11.3 110 15.7 12.8-19.1 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5
65-74 557 359 65.8 60.9-70.4 29 4.7 3.2- 6.9 47 9.7 6.7-13.9 119 19.5 15.9-23.5 3 0.3 0.1- 1.1
75+ 430 252 61.0 55.4-66.4 29 5.6 3.7- 8.2 30 6.3 4.2- 9.4 115 26.5 21.7-31.9 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 436 159 40.2 33.3-47.6 38 7.6 4.8-11.8 49 11.8 8.0-17.2 179 36.2 29.3-43.7 11 4.2 1.9- 8.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 887 491 58.2 53.4-62.9 84 10.0 7.5-13.3 104 11.2 8.6-14.4 199 18.6 15.4-22.2 9 2.0 0.7- 5.4
Some Post-H.S. 741 518 70.1 65.3-74.5 69 8.8 6.7-11.5 78 13.1 9.5-17.7 75 8.0 6.1-10.4 1 0.0 0.0- 0.1
College Graduate 813 683 84.6 81.2-87.5 55 6.8 4.9- 9.3 36 4.0 2.6- 6.2 38 4.4 3.0- 6.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 387 143 42.0 34.7-49.7 41 8.3 5.6-12.3 54 17.2 11.7-24.4 144 30.0 24.3-36.4 5 2.5 0.8- 7.8
$15,000- 24,999 506 237 43.9 37.5-50.5 55 11.0 7.8-15.3 68 11.8 8.6-15.9 140 32.0 25.3-39.4 6 1.4 0.5- 3.8
$25,000- 34,999 340 205 60.8 54.4-66.9 35 10.2 6.9-14.8 43 13.6 9.8-18.6 53 14.0 10.2-18.8 4 1.4 0.5- 4.0
$35,000- 49,999 431 322 73.3 67.4-78.5 33 7.7 5.2-11.4 37 11.1 7.3-16.4 39 7.8 5.5-11.1 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 405 325 80.0 74.1-84.8 35 9.1 6.2-13.2 13 2.4 1.3- 4.4 30 6.5 4.2- 9.9 2 2.0 0.4-11.0
$75,000+ 421 379 91.1 86.9-94.0 17 3.7 2.1- 6.4 17 3.3 1.7- 6.2 7 1.0 0.4- 2.4 1 1.0 0.1- 6.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,180 669 58.6 54.7-62.4 99 8.1 6.2-10.6 130 12.2 9.6-15.3 271 19.9 17.2-22.8 11 1.2 0.5- 2.9
No 1,631 1,141 70.0 66.6-73.2 146 8.8 7.2-10.7 127 8.2 6.4-10.4 206 11.6 9.4-14.3 11 1.4 0.6- 3.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 418 285 66.1 59.3-72.3 27 5.4 3.6- 8.2 37 12.6 7.8-19.9 67 15.4 11.3-20.6 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8
Non-Veteran 2,464 1,568 65.7 62.9-68.3 219 8.8 7.4-10.5 230 9.3 7.8-11.1 426 14.7 12.8-16.8 21 1.5 0.8- 2.8

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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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