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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 3,974 2,739 65.9 63.5-68.3 331 10.2 8.7-12.0 338 9.5 8.1-11.2 480 12.0 10.4-13.7 86 2.4 1.7- 3.2
Female 6,799 4,864 70.0 68.2-71.8 641 10.8 9.5-12.1 520 8.6 7.5- 9.8 682 9.3 8.3-10.4 92 1.3 1.0- 1.7
RACE
White 8,401 6,230 72.7 71.2-74.3 657 8.8 7.9- 9.9 580 7.7 6.7- 8.7 833 9.8 8.9-10.9 101 0.9 0.7- 1.2
African American 1,643 939 57.4 53.4-61.3 235 15.5 12.6-18.8 182 11.1 8.9-13.7 245 12.7 10.6-15.3 42 3.3 2.1- 5.1
Asian 104 86 78.9 66.4-87.6 3 1.7 0.4- 6.6 5 7.7 2.8-19.2 6 7.6 3.0-18.0 4 4.1 1.3-11.9
Native American 232 135 61.4 50.4-71.4 31 11.2 6.5-18.4 30 14.0 8.1-23.0 31 12.7 7.4-21.0 5 0.7 0.3- 2.0
Other Minorities 327 168 45.7 37.3-54.3 37 15.8 10.4-23.3 56 17.6 11.7-25.6 42 13.9 8.1-22.9 24 7.0 4.2-11.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 396 213 48.6 40.9-56.4 50 17.1 12.0-23.9 54 13.0 8.7-19.0 51 14.7 9.1-22.8 28 6.6 4.1-10.5
-English Speaking 225 153 63.1 52.1-72.8 23 12.6 7.4-20.8 19 6.5 3.5-11.6 28 16.9 9.4-28.7 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8
-Spanish Speaking 171 60 34.7 24.9-45.9 27 21.5 13.3-32.7 35 19.2 11.8-29.9 23 12.5 5.6-25.5 26 12.2 7.3-19.5
Non-Hispanic 10,352 7,371 69.6 68.1-71.0 921 10.0 9.0-11.0 802 8.7 7.8- 9.7 1,108 10.3 9.4-11.2 150 1.4 1.1- 1.9
AGE
18-24 341 224 67.9 61.1-74.1 46 12.6 8.8-17.9 36 10.3 6.6-15.7 31 8.2 5.2-12.8 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5
25-34 964 600 61.4 56.9-65.6 126 13.6 10.8-17.0 123 11.6 9.2-14.5 99 11.3 8.5-14.8 16 2.2 1.1- 4.3
35-44 1,669 1,161 68.1 65.0-71.1 164 9.9 8.2-12.0 152 9.9 8.0-12.4 161 9.6 7.9-11.6 31 2.4 1.6- 3.6
45-54 2,165 1,509 68.8 66.0-71.5 207 10.6 8.7-12.9 181 8.6 7.1-10.3 242 10.9 9.2-12.8 26 1.1 0.7- 1.8
55-64 2,407 1,755 71.2 68.6-73.7 184 7.8 6.4- 9.5 170 6.8 5.6- 8.2 258 12.2 10.4-14.3 40 2.0 1.3- 3.0
65-74 1,813 1,305 70.5 67.5-73.3 145 8.1 6.5- 9.9 117 7.3 5.8- 9.3 219 12.1 10.2-14.3 27 2.0 1.3- 3.2
75+ 1,303 963 72.8 68.9-76.4 90 8.1 5.5-11.6 76 5.6 4.1- 7.6 142 11.3 9.2-13.9 32 2.2 1.3- 3.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,037 459 40.9 35.9-46.1 102 13.9 10.0-19.0 138 14.7 11.3-18.8 258 23.2 19.3-27.7 80 7.3 5.3-10.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,986 1,868 60.5 57.3-63.6 317 12.5 10.5-14.8 287 11.0 9.1-13.2 451 14.2 12.1-16.6 63 1.9 1.3- 2.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,789 1,949 69.6 66.8-72.3 283 10.5 8.8-12.4 243 9.2 7.6-11.2 288 9.5 8.1-11.3 26 1.1 0.7- 2.0
College Graduate 3,945 3,314 81.9 79.8-83.8 269 7.7 6.5- 9.2 190 5.5 4.3- 6.8 163 4.4 3.5- 5.4 9 0.6 0.2- 1.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,006 426 43.0 38.1-48.1 117 13.5 10.0-18.0 143 15.2 11.8-19.4 272 23.2 19.6-27.1 48 5.1 3.5- 7.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,561 787 45.0 40.6-49.5 199 16.0 13.0-19.6 195 14.1 11.4-17.4 335 21.7 18.2-25.7 45 3.1 2.0- 4.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,143 730 55.7 50.8-60.5 134 13.4 10.3-17.2 120 13.4 10.1-17.5 143 14.6 11.6-18.3 16 2.9 1.7- 5.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,405 1,045 68.7 64.6-72.6 137 12.4 9.8-15.7 112 9.7 7.2-12.9 100 7.7 5.8-10.1 11 1.5 0.7- 3.2
$50,000-74,999 1,524 1,233 77.4 73.9-80.5 118 9.3 7.2-12.1 93 7.7 5.9-10.1 72 4.5 3.3- 6.1 8 1.0 0.3- 3.7
$75,000+ 2,491 2,211 86.8 84.4-88.8 123 5.2 4.1- 6.5 89 4.5 3.2- 6.3 65 3.5 2.4- 5.0 3 0.1 0.0- 0.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,749 2,363 59.3 56.6-62.0 365 11.3 9.5-13.3 357 10.7 8.9-12.7 566 16.0 14.2-18.0 98 2.8 2.1- 3.7
No 6,573 4,930 72.4 70.5-74.1 567 10.0 8.8-11.3 458 8.3 7.2- 9.5 548 8.1 7.1- 9.3 70 1.3 0.9- 1.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,443 1,040 71.0 67.3-74.3 114 7.9 6.2-10.1 97 7.6 5.7-10.1 181 12.7 10.3-15.5 11 0.8 0.4- 1.7
Non-Veteran 9,325 6,560 67.6 66.0-69.3 858 10.9 9.8-12.1 760 9.2 8.2-10.3 980 10.3 9.3-11.4 167 2.0 1.6- 2.5

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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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