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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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
-Western NC 2,494 1,701 67.3 64.6-69.9 212 8.6 7.2-10.2 213 8.6 7.1-10.3 301 12.2 10.4-14.3 67 3.3 2.3- 4.7
GENDER
Male 998 647 61.6 57.1-66.0 97 9.8 7.6-12.6 86 9.0 6.6-12.2 130 14.4 11.2-18.3 38 5.1 3.2- 8.0
Female 1,496 1,054 72.6 69.6-75.4 115 7.4 5.8- 9.4 127 8.1 6.6-10.0 171 10.2 8.5-12.2 29 1.7 1.1- 2.6
RACE
White 2,307 1,613 70.7 68.1-73.1 182 7.6 6.4- 9.1 186 8.2 6.7-10.0 269 10.6 9.2-12.3 57 2.9 1.9- 4.3
African American 67 34 50.7 35.1-66.2 15 29.8 15.8-49.1 7 6.9 3.0-15.1 10 12.0 6.0-22.6 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9
Other Minorities 113 51 30.4 19.8-43.7 14 11.5 5.7-21.8 19 14.5 7.3-26.8 20 32.9 18.8-50.9 9 10.6 4.7-22.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 57 16 23.4 12.0-40.8 11 14.2 6.7-27.8 10 14.8 5.9-32.4 14 37.2 19.2-59.6 6 10.3 4.0-24.1
Non-Hispanic 2,432 1,682 69.5 66.9-71.9 201 8.3 6.9- 9.9 202 8.3 6.8-10.0 286 11.0 9.5-12.6 61 3.0 2.0- 4.4
AGE
18-24 74 46 63.0 48.7-75.3 12 15.2 8.0-27.0 4 3.8 1.2-11.5 9 11.5 5.2-23.4 3 6.5 2.1-18.5
25-34 221 135 62.2 53.8-69.9 30 10.7 7.2-15.7 29 13.6 8.7-20.8 22 10.1 5.4-18.0 5 3.3 1.1- 9.7
35-44 357 217 61.0 54.7-66.9 28 7.4 4.8-11.3 47 11.6 8.5-15.7 54 16.0 11.6-21.6 11 4.0 2.1- 7.5
45-54 495 324 68.2 63.3-72.7 48 8.3 6.1-11.3 44 7.5 5.3-10.6 66 13.2 10.2-16.9 13 2.8 1.6- 5.1
55-64 599 420 72.5 68.2-76.3 37 5.8 3.9- 8.5 55 7.9 5.9-10.5 72 11.6 9.0-14.9 15 2.2 1.3- 3.9
65-74 432 334 77.6 72.7-81.9 29 6.0 4.0- 8.8 18 4.1 2.4- 6.7 40 9.8 6.8-14.0 11 2.6 1.3- 5.1
75+ 305 217 73.7 67.7-78.9 27 7.8 5.1-11.6 16 4.1 2.3- 7.2 36 12.1 8.4-17.1 9 2.4 1.1- 4.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 292 121 41.7 33.2-50.7 28 9.0 5.5-14.5 26 9.8 5.8-16.0 83 28.2 20.2-37.9 34 11.4 7.3-17.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 732 437 60.3 54.9-65.4 68 10.2 7.3-14.0 85 10.1 7.5-13.4 118 14.9 11.8-18.6 24 4.6 2.5- 8.4
Some Post-H.S. 681 488 69.6 64.4-74.3 60 8.4 6.2-11.2 66 11.4 8.0-15.9 61 9.4 6.7-13.0 6 1.2 0.3- 4.8
College Graduate 786 653 83.6 80.1-86.6 56 7.0 5.1- 9.5 36 4.2 2.7- 6.4 39 5.0 3.4- 7.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 275 117 44.5 35.8-53.5 29 9.6 5.9-15.2 34 15.7 9.7-24.6 75 22.6 16.9-29.4 20 7.7 4.2-13.6
$15,000- 24,999 400 195 43.1 35.9-50.5 49 11.4 7.8-16.4 40 8.1 5.5-11.8 92 29.8 22.3-38.6 24 7.6 4.5-12.5
$25,000- 34,999 300 188 61.2 54.4-67.7 28 9.9 6.6-14.7 40 13.5 9.5-18.7 38 13.4 9.4-18.7 6 2.0 0.8- 4.7
$35,000- 49,999 404 303 73.2 66.9-78.6 30 7.9 5.0-12.3 40 10.8 7.5-15.4 28 6.6 4.3- 9.8 3 1.5 0.3- 8.2
$50,000-74,999 384 310 78.7 72.2-83.9 30 8.2 5.4-12.3 17 3.3 2.0- 5.5 24 7.5 4.4-12.5 3 2.3 0.5-10.8
$75,000+ 408 365 89.8 85.4-93.0 20 4.3 2.6- 7.1 14 2.5 1.2- 5.3 8 2.4 1.1- 5.0 1 1.0 0.1- 6.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 949 592 61.6 57.2-65.7 82 8.2 6.1-10.8 88 10.4 7.8-13.8 154 15.3 12.7-18.4 33 4.5 2.8- 7.3
No 1,484 1,068 70.5 66.9-73.9 129 9.0 7.3-11.2 115 7.3 5.6- 9.5 139 10.4 8.1-13.4 33 2.7 1.6- 4.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 348 254 69.8 62.1-76.5 29 8.2 5.1-12.9 28 10.0 5.4-18.1 30 9.3 6.1-14.1 7 2.7 0.8- 8.2
Non-Veteran 2,146 1,447 67.0 64.0-69.8 183 8.6 7.2-10.4 185 8.4 6.9-10.1 271 12.6 10.6-14.9 60 3.4 2.3- 4.9

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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.

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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