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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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 10,773 7,603 68.0 66.5-69.5 972 10.5 9.5-11.6 858 9.0 8.1-10.0 1,162 10.6 9.7-11.6 178 1.8 1.5- 2.3
-Mecklenburg County 575 457 78.6 73.7-82.9 35 5.7 3.8- 8.3 30 6.7 4.3-10.3 44 7.4 4.9-11.1 9 1.6 0.7- 3.3
GENDER
Male 195 150 76.2 67.1-83.4 6 2.3 1.0- 5.4 17 10.2 5.6-17.8 18 9.6 5.1-17.3 4 1.7 0.6- 5.1
Female 380 307 80.6 75.1-85.1 29 8.4 5.4-12.7 13 3.9 2.2- 6.9 26 5.7 3.5- 9.1 5 1.4 0.5- 3.9
RACE
White 398 339 85.4 79.9-89.5 17 3.5 2.1- 5.9 13 4.0 1.9- 8.1 28 7.1 4.2-11.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7
Other 173 118 70.1 60.6-78.2 15 7.5 4.1-13.3 16 10.6 5.9-18.2 16 8.1 4.1-15.3 8 3.7 1.7- 7.9
AGE
18-44 154 118 78.3 69.6-85.1 9 5.1 2.5- 9.8 12 7.7 3.9-14.4 13 7.9 4.0-15.2 2 1.0 0.2- 4.0
45+ 414 333 78.6 73.5-82.9 25 6.4 4.1- 9.7 18 5.8 3.5- 9.5 31 7.0 4.8-10.2 7 2.2 0.9- 5.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 144 99 67.7 55.8-77.7 7 5.2 2.2-11.7 15 12.4 6.7-22.0 18 11.8 5.8-22.6 5 2.9 1.0- 8.0
Some College + 428 356 83.6 78.8-87.5 28 5.9 3.8- 9.0 15 4.2 2.2- 7.9 25 5.3 3.3- 8.3 4 1.0 0.3- 2.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 204 128 57.0 47.2-66.4 21 12.0 7.3-19.0 20 12.5 7.2-20.6 28 13.9 8.3-22.3 7 4.6 2.1-10.0
$50,000+ 276 251 89.9 84.1-93.7 9 3.1 1.5- 6.4 6 4.0 1.5- 9.9 9 2.9 1.4- 6.0 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8

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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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