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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Oral Health

Adults that have visited a dentist, dental hygenist or dental clinic within the past year
(CDC calculated variable)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,722 10,807 68.5 67.4-69.7 4,915 31.5 30.3-32.6
-Western NC 2,889 1,895 66.8 64.3-69.3 994 33.2 30.7-35.7
GENDER
Male 1,147 738 62.2 58.0-66.2 409 37.8 33.8-42.0
Female 1,742 1,157 71.2 68.4-73.8 585 28.8 26.2-31.6
RACE
White 2,670 1,790 70.0 67.6-72.3 880 30.0 27.7-32.4
African American 79 39 49.1 34.8-63.6 40 50.9 36.4-65.2
Other Minorities 131 61 31.5 21.2-44.2 70 68.5 55.8-78.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 22 28.1 15.6-45.2 37 71.9 54.8-84.4
Non-Hispanic 2,821 1,869 68.7 66.3-71.0 952 31.3 29.0-33.7
AGE
18-24 74 51 69.9 56.0-80.9 23 30.1 19.1-44.0
25-34 224 142 64.0 55.6-71.6 82 36.0 28.4-44.4
35-44 371 239 64.3 58.2-70.0 132 35.7 30.0-41.8
45-54 524 358 70.2 65.5-74.5 166 29.8 25.5-34.5
55-64 691 467 70.0 65.9-73.7 224 30.0 26.3-34.1
65-74 557 368 67.3 62.4-71.8 189 32.7 28.2-37.6
75+ 433 259 62.1 56.5-67.4 174 37.9 32.6-43.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 438 165 41.2 34.2-48.6 273 58.8 51.4-65.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 889 508 59.9 55.1-64.6 381 40.1 35.4-44.9
Some Post-H.S. 743 531 71.1 66.3-75.5 212 28.9 24.5-33.7
College Graduate 814 689 85.3 82.0-88.1 125 14.7 11.9-18.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 387 151 43.1 35.7-50.8 236 56.9 49.2-64.3
$15,000- 24,999 508 246 45.4 38.9-52.0 262 54.6 48.0-61.1
$25,000- 34,999 341 212 63.3 57.0-69.2 129 36.7 30.8-43.0
$35,000- 49,999 431 327 74.2 68.3-79.4 104 25.8 20.6-31.7
$50,000-74,999 406 330 80.5 74.7-85.3 76 19.5 14.7-25.3
$75,000+ 421 380 91.4 87.2-94.3 41 8.6 5.7-12.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,184 696 60.4 56.6-64.2 488 39.6 35.8-43.4
No 1,634 1,156 70.8 67.4-73.9 478 29.2 26.1-32.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 419 294 67.4 60.5-73.6 125 32.6 26.4-39.5
Non-Veteran 2,470 1,601 66.8 64.0-69.4 869 33.2 30.6-36.0

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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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