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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 2,851 855 30.6 28.2-33.0 526 13.4 12.1-14.9 390 9.3 8.2-10.5 1,080 46.7 44.1-49.4
GENDER
Male 1,133 341 32.1 28.3-36.3 225 13.5 11.5-15.7 146 9.2 7.5-11.3 421 45.1 40.9-49.4
Female 1,718 514 29.1 26.4-32.0 301 13.4 11.7-15.3 244 9.3 7.9-10.9 659 48.2 45.0-51.4
RACE
White 2,632 784 29.4 27.1-31.7 492 13.7 12.4-15.2 359 9.4 8.2-10.7 997 47.5 44.8-50.2
African American 80 26 28.6 17.8-42.4 21 24.4 14.8-37.4 13 11.9 5.8-22.8 20 35.1 21.5-51.7
Other Minorities 128 44 49.6 35.6-63.7 12 4.1 2.0- 8.3 15 6.0 3.1-11.3 57 40.2 27.9-53.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 20 51.6 33.2-69.6 5 2.9 1.0- 7.9 3 3.1 0.9-10.6 31 42.3 25.9-60.7
Non-Hispanic 2,783 833 29.6 27.4-32.0 521 14.0 12.6-15.4 382 9.4 8.3-10.7 1,047 47.0 44.4-49.6
AGE
18-24 75 11 14.1 7.5-25.0 1 0.7 0.1- 4.5 0 0.0 . - . 63 85.2 74.3-92.0
25-34 223 66 32.7 25.3-41.0 6 2.6 1.1- 6.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 150 64.3 56.0-71.8
35-44 368 125 32.5 27.0-38.4 25 6.3 4.1- 9.5 12 5.0 2.6- 9.1 206 56.3 50.2-62.3
45-54 516 173 36.1 31.1-41.4 72 13.2 10.3-16.7 26 5.1 3.4- 7.7 245 45.6 40.6-50.8
55-64 683 220 32.1 28.2-36.3 166 23.3 19.9-27.2 93 13.4 10.7-16.6 204 31.2 27.2-35.4
65-74 546 149 28.6 24.3-33.5 135 25.0 21.0-29.5 128 21.5 17.5-26.1 134 24.9 20.9-29.3
75+ 426 108 27.1 22.3-32.4 120 28.7 23.8-34.0 126 27.6 22.9-32.8 72 16.7 13.0-21.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 440 86 26.0 19.1-34.2 134 23.5 18.9-28.7 152 24.0 19.2-29.4 68 26.6 20.0-34.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 869 295 37.3 32.7-42.2 198 15.8 13.2-18.7 155 12.1 9.9-14.7 221 34.8 29.8-40.3
Some Post-H.S. 731 250 31.3 27.3-35.7 133 13.1 10.7-16.0 59 5.0 3.7- 6.7 289 50.6 45.7-55.5
College Graduate 806 223 25.2 21.7-29.0 61 5.5 4.1- 7.4 22 1.5 0.9- 2.4 500 67.8 63.8-71.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 382 101 31.5 24.6-39.4 111 23.0 18.1-28.7 109 19.9 15.5-25.2 61 25.6 18.7-33.9
$15,000- 24,999 505 149 35.3 28.6-42.7 130 19.2 15.5-23.6 105 15.3 11.8-19.4 121 30.2 24.3-36.9
$25,000- 34,999 334 111 33.2 27.4-39.7 79 20.2 15.6-25.6 42 9.9 6.9-14.1 102 36.7 30.3-43.6
$35,000- 49,999 424 149 35.5 29.7-41.8 58 10.3 7.7-13.8 26 4.6 2.9- 7.4 191 49.5 43.0-56.1
$50,000-74,999 405 129 28.5 23.3-34.4 49 7.6 5.5-10.4 22 3.7 2.3- 5.9 205 60.2 54.1-66.0
$75,000+ 416 103 23.2 18.4-28.7 34 5.1 3.5- 7.4 13 2.1 1.1- 4.1 266 69.6 63.7-74.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,170 351 31.2 27.8-34.9 281 19.6 17.1-22.4 232 14.7 12.6-17.2 306 34.4 30.5-38.5
No 1,611 488 30.4 27.3-33.8 231 9.8 8.4-11.4 146 6.1 4.9- 7.5 746 53.7 50.2-57.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 413 129 35.1 29.3-41.4 100 19.8 15.9-24.3 67 13.0 9.8-17.0 117 32.1 26.0-38.9
Non-Veteran 2,437 726 29.9 27.4-32.6 426 12.5 11.1-14.0 322 8.7 7.6-10.0 963 48.9 46.0-51.7

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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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