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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 266 180 61.6 53.0-69.6 24 9.6 5.8-15.2 28 10.8 7.0-16.3 28 11.7 6.9-19.3 6 6.3 2.8-13.9
Buncombe 231 153 64.3 55.8-72.0 23 11.0 6.5-17.9 19 7.7 4.5-12.8 31 15.6 10.2-23.2 5 1.4 0.6- 3.6
Cabarrus 268 185 59.7 50.8-68.1 24 9.7 5.8-15.8 26 11.9 7.7-17.8 28 14.6 8.1-24.9 5 4.1 1.3-12.0
Catawba 261 186 67.0 58.4-74.6 20 9.9 5.2-18.0 20 9.7 5.6-16.1 29 10.9 6.9-16.8 6 2.5 1.0- 6.1
Cumberland 263 168 63.6 55.7-70.8 22 9.8 5.3-17.5 34 10.9 7.1-16.3 36 14.2 9.8-20.1 3 1.5 0.4- 5.8
Davidson 300 215 65.7 56.1-74.1 26 11.6 7.2-18.2 19 7.1 3.9-12.6 32 13.5 7.2-23.8 8 2.2 0.9- 5.2
Durham 581 439 70.5 64.2-76.0 56 10.2 7.3-14.1 38 9.3 6.0-14.0 38 6.9 4.4-10.7 10 3.1 0.9-10.2
Forsyth 253 192 65.7 56.2-74.1 20 15.2 8.8-25.2 16 7.8 4.1-14.3 22 10.5 6.1-17.5 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3
Gaston 226 154 65.8 55.7-74.7 22 13.3 7.1-23.6 23 12.8 7.7-20.7 24 7.1 4.4-11.3 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5
Guilford 626 476 75.5 70.7-79.8 43 6.3 4.4- 8.9 45 8.4 5.7-12.2 58 8.6 6.3-11.7 4 1.2 0.3- 4.1
Iredell 285 200 67.0 58.7-74.4 26 10.1 6.2-16.0 21 9.7 5.3-17.2 32 10.3 6.5-16.0 6 2.8 0.9- 9.1
Johnston 250 172 67.6 58.2-75.8 30 16.3 9.9-25.7 18 8.0 4.3-14.6 26 7.4 4.8-11.4 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7
Mecklenburg 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
New Hanover 303 237 76.2 69.3-81.9 25 9.5 6.1-14.4 23 7.1 4.4-11.2 18 7.3 3.9-13.3 0 0.0 . - .
Onslow 272 185 73.1 65.5-79.6 27 10.4 5.7-18.2 22 5.2 3.1- 8.6 36 10.9 7.4-15.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6
Orange 281 212 68.1 59.0-76.1 26 10.4 6.2-16.8 23 15.0 8.6-25.0 19 6.0 3.4-10.6 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
Pitt 318 225 71.7 63.2-78.8 27 11.7 6.3-20.8 29 6.1 3.9- 9.5 33 9.9 6.3-15.3 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7
Randolph 330 233 63.6 55.2-71.2 20 9.0 5.0-15.5 25 9.6 5.8-15.5 45 14.9 9.3-22.9 7 2.9 1.0- 8.5
Robeson 272 143 47.4 39.4-55.5 27 10.5 6.6-16.3 45 24.1 17.3-32.4 50 16.3 11.4-22.8 7 1.7 0.8- 3.7
Rowan 339 210 60.7 53.1-67.9 41 13.5 8.8-20.2 35 11.0 7.3-16.4 47 13.0 8.6-19.2 6 1.7 0.6- 4.5
Union 319 227 67.2 57.6-75.5 32 16.1 8.7-28.0 27 7.3 4.6-11.4 30 8.5 5.4-13.0 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0
Wake 675 538 71.8 65.6-77.2 60 11.4 7.9-16.2 35 7.1 4.4-11.4 36 7.8 4.4-13.2 6 1.9 0.7- 5.5
Wayne 311 219 67.2 58.3-75.0 24 6.6 3.9-11.2 28 10.9 6.8-17.1 35 11.5 7.0-18.3 5 3.7 0.8-16.1
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,791 1,880 67.1 64.0-70.1 265 10.4 8.6-12.5 271 10.2 8.3-12.4 333 11.1 9.3-13.1 42 1.3 0.8- 2.0
Piedmont 6,299 4,609 69.5 67.5-71.4 554 10.8 9.4-12.3 458 8.6 7.5- 9.9 580 9.2 8.0-10.6 98 1.9 1.4- 2.6
Western NC 1,683 1,114 63.1 59.8-66.4 153 9.4 7.6-11.5 129 8.5 6.6-10.8 249 16.4 14.0-19.0 38 2.6 1.7- 4.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,149 772 63.1 58.9-67.1 109 10.3 7.9-13.2 87 8.8 6.5-11.9 163 16.3 13.3-19.8 18 1.6 0.9- 2.7
Northwest 2,087 1,434 66.6 63.3-69.7 185 10.8 8.6-13.4 160 8.1 6.5-10.0 257 12.2 10.3-14.5 51 2.3 1.6- 3.4
Charlotte 1,541 1,121 70.4 66.6-73.9 136 10.6 8.1-13.8 112 8.2 6.3-10.6 147 9.0 7.1-11.4 25 1.7 1.1- 2.8
Greensboro 1,683 1,231 69.0 65.5-72.4 129 8.2 6.5-10.1 139 11.1 8.7-14.2 163 9.1 7.4-11.2 21 2.5 1.4- 4.5
Southern Regional 936 563 60.3 54.8-65.6 102 10.9 8.0-14.8 119 13.3 10.0-17.6 133 13.9 10.4-18.3 19 1.5 0.8- 2.9
Coastal 446 345 75.6 69.0-81.2 33 8.4 5.3-13.1 33 6.2 3.8- 9.8 35 9.8 6.2-15.3 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 1,679 1,276 71.3 67.2-75.0 164 11.3 8.9-14.2 103 8.0 5.9-10.7 114 7.8 5.5-10.9 22 1.7 0.8- 3.5
Area L 114 73 59.3 47.5-70.2 10 13.7 6.9-25.4 12 11.6 5.6-22.7 12 10.9 5.7-19.8 7 4.5 2.0- 9.6
Eastern 1,138 788 70.4 65.1-75.2 104 10.5 7.7-14.3 93 8.0 5.1-12.4 138 10.0 7.6-13.0 15 1.1 0.4- 2.6

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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.

NOTE: For AHEC Regions, results for Area L are least reliable due to small sample size.

^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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