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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Oral Health

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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 7,192 4,713 64.2 62.8-65.5 719 10.8 9.9-11.8 732 10.5 9.7-11.4 939 12.8 12.0-13.8 89 1.7 1.3- 2.1
-Western NC 994 651 62.8 59.1-66.4 86 10.7 8.3-13.7 99 10.7 8.6-13.2 153 15.1 12.7-17.8 5 0.7 0.3- 2.0
GENDER
Male 424 270 60.9 55.2-66.3 38 11.6 7.9-16.8 52 12.8 9.5-17.0 61 13.8 10.6-17.8 *** *** ***
Female 570 381 64.4 59.5-69.0 48 9.9 7.2-13.5 47 8.9 6.5-12.0 92 16.2 12.8-20.2 *** *** ***
RACE
White 900 605 64.1 60.2-67.9 69 9.8 7.4-12.8 89 10.7 8.5-13.3 134 14.9 12.4-17.9 *** *** ***
Other minorities 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 16.6 10.0-26.2 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 122 71 58.2 48.3-67.5 25 21.2 13.9-30.9 15 11.2 6.6-18.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 240 159 63.8 56.5-70.6 21 10.1 6.2-16.0 28 12.3 8.3-17.8 30 13.0 8.7-18.9 *** *** ***
55-64 217 147 64.6 57.2-71.4 13 7.5 4.2-13.2 27 12.8 8.7-18.4 29 14.3 9.8-20.4 *** *** ***
65-74 239 152 59.2 51.8-66.1 18 7.2 4.3-11.7 17 7.4 4.5-12.1 51 26.0 19.7-33.3 *** *** ***
75+ 165 113 68.7 60.4-75.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 19.5 13.7-27.0 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 134 51 43.0 33.0-53.6 *** *** *** 20 15.5 9.7-23.9 56 34.9 26.2-44.6 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 293 158 55.7 49.1-62.1 37 14.6 10.0-20.7 36 11.2 7.9-15.5 59 16.9 12.8-22.0 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 258 172 64.8 57.7-71.3 30 14.3 9.5-20.9 29 11.2 7.5-16.3 27 9.8 6.5-14.4 *** *** ***
College Graduate 303 267 87.3 82.3-91.1 14 5.3 3.0- 9.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 21.4 13.7-32.0 35 27.4 19.1-37.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 188 76 37.6 29.9-46.0 26 17.8 11.4-26.7 29 15.7 10.6-22.5 57 28.9 22.3-36.6 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 14.4 8.3-23.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 142 107 70.4 60.2-79.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 253 222 83.9 76.4-89.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 302 178 54.0 46.9-60.9 29 10.2 6.7-15.4 29 12.0 7.9-17.7 65 23.2 17.8-29.7 *** *** ***
No 672 465 66.9 62.5-71.0 55 11.0 8.1-14.9 65 10.0 7.7-12.9 83 11.2 8.9-14.1 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 148 106 68.9 59.2-77.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 13.5 8.5-20.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 845 544 61.8 57.7-65.7 77 11.1 8.6-14.4 86 10.9 8.7-13.6 133 15.3 12.7-18.4 *** *** ***
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 816 526 61.8 57.7-65.8 71 11.1 8.5-14.5 79 10.2 8.1-12.9 136 16.0 13.3-19.1 *** *** ***
No 178 125 68.0 59.4-75.6 15 8.5 5.0-14.1 20 13.2 8.1-20.7 17 10.0 5.8-16.8 *** *** ***

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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.

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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