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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Oral Health

How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease?
Do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics.

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  Total
Respond.^
1 to 5 6 or more but not all All None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,580 3,569 29.2 28.2-30.3 1,824 12.2 11.5-13.0 1,099 6.9 6.4- 7.4 5,088 51.7 50.5-52.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 382 121 26.6 21.6-32.4 53 11.9 8.6-16.3 30 5.0 3.3- 7.5 178 56.4 50.2-62.5
Cumberland 431 121 27.6 22.8-33.0 63 12.1 9.0-16.0 32 4.5 3.0- 6.8 215 55.9 50.1-61.5
Durham 452 125 26.1 21.3-31.6 49 7.0 4.9- 9.8 *** *** *** 259 63.2 57.4-68.6
Forsyth 415 131 32.1 26.1-38.8 56 12.0 8.7-16.4 38 6.3 4.3- 9.2 190 49.5 43.2-55.8
Gaston 358 109 35.5 28.6-43.0 72 14.4 10.6-19.2 55 8.9 6.4-12.1 122 41.3 34.3-48.6
Guilford 499 151 28.2 23.7-33.3 61 9.5 7.0-12.8 39 7.2 4.5-11.3 248 55.0 49.5-60.4
Mecklenburg 670 192 28.1 24.1-32.5 85 10.6 8.0-13.9 35 4.5 3.0- 6.6 358 56.7 52.1-61.3
New Hanover 383 115 27.3 21.6-33.7 52 10.4 7.2-14.8 28 5.3 3.3- 8.5 188 57.0 50.0-63.8
Union 379 114 26.5 20.7-33.2 46 10.6 7.3-15.2 29 5.8 3.4- 9.8 190 57.1 49.7-64.3
Wake 689 195 25.2 21.7-29.2 79 9.4 7.3-12.1 28 2.8 1.8- 4.3 387 62.6 58.2-66.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,792 1,218 30.7 28.8-32.7 656 12.5 11.3-13.8 363 7.1 6.2- 8.1 1,555 49.6 47.6-51.7
Piedmont 6,220 1,881 28.7 27.3-30.2 885 11.3 10.4-12.3 548 6.1 5.5- 6.8 2,906 53.9 52.2-55.5
Western NC 1,568 470 27.0 24.3-29.9 283 15.2 13.2-17.5 188 9.5 7.8-11.5 627 48.2 45.0-51.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,078 330 26.7 23.3-30.3 190 14.2 11.9-16.9 132 9.8 7.7-12.5 426 49.3 45.3-53.3
Northwest 1,851 576 31.1 28.4-33.8 301 14.0 12.2-15.9 195 7.8 6.6- 9.2 779 47.2 44.3-50.1
Charlotte 1,900 554 28.5 25.8-31.4 292 11.7 9.9-13.7 176 6.0 4.9- 7.3 878 53.8 50.7-56.9
Greensboro 1,314 410 29.2 26.2-32.3 173 10.5 8.7-12.5 133 7.8 6.2- 9.8 598 52.5 49.1-56.0
Southern Regional 1,508 481 29.7 26.7-32.9 277 12.7 10.7-15.0 152 7.8 6.3- 9.6 598 49.7 46.2-53.2
Southeast 719 223 30.5 26.3-35.2 117 11.8 9.4-14.8 59 6.9 5.0- 9.5 320 50.7 45.8-55.6
Wake 1,650 487 26.0 23.5-28.7 209 10.3 8.7-12.2 95 3.8 2.9- 4.8 859 59.9 56.8-62.8
Area L 385 138 35.4 29.7-41.6 66 11.6 8.7-15.3 38 5.8 4.0- 8.3 143 47.1 40.8-53.5
Eastern 1,175 370 30.4 27.3-33.7 199 13.2 11.2-15.5 119 7.8 6.2- 9.7 487 48.6 45.0-52.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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