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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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 7,138 2,274 29.9 28.6-31.2 1,128 12.8 12.0-13.7 582 6.4 5.8- 7.0 3,154 50.9 49.5-52.3
-Western NC 984 303 28.9 25.7-32.2 185 18.1 15.3-21.2 119 10.5 8.6-12.9 377 42.5 38.9-46.3
GENDER
Male 422 121 27.4 22.8-32.6 75 16.5 12.9-20.9 55 11.2 8.4-14.8 171 44.9 39.3-50.6
Female 562 182 30.2 26.0-34.7 110 19.4 15.5-24.1 64 10.0 7.4-13.3 206 40.5 35.7-45.4
RACE
White 894 269 27.5 24.3-31.0 169 18.5 15.6-21.9 110 11.1 8.9-13.6 346 42.9 39.1-46.9
Other minorities 78 *** *** *** 15 15.5 8.8-25.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 122 24 19.4 12.8-28.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 89 72.6 63.0-80.5
35-54 239 76 30.2 24.1-37.0 29 16.1 10.6-23.6 *** *** *** 126 50.1 42.8-57.3
55-64 221 82 37.6 30.9-44.7 40 20.4 14.8-27.3 24 11.6 7.5-17.3 75 30.5 24.6-37.3
65-74 233 76 30.3 24.4-37.1 55 28.0 21.7-35.5 49 22.1 16.7-28.7 53 19.5 14.8-25.4
75+ 160 39 24.0 17.4-32.2 55 33.9 26.2-42.4 35 24.6 17.5-33.4 31 17.5 12.2-24.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 26 20.1 13.4-29.2 *** *** *** 42 27.5 19.7-37.0 24 20.2 13.2-29.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 283 97 31.3 25.8-37.5 61 20.0 15.4-25.5 49 12.0 8.8-16.1 76 36.7 30.1-43.8
Some Post-H.S. 261 88 32.1 26.0-38.9 50 15.1 11.2-20.1 17 5.0 3.0- 8.2 106 47.8 40.8-54.8
College Graduate 300 90 28.2 22.9-34.1 31 7.5 5.1-11.0 *** *** *** 169 62.2 56.0-68.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 117 29 22.7 15.3-32.2 31 27.1 18.8-37.5 31 23.3 15.4-33.7 26 26.9 18.3-37.7
$15,000- 24,999 186 55 28.3 21.3-36.5 35 17.6 12.5-24.1 49 22.1 16.4-29.2 47 32.0 24.2-41.0
$25,000- 34,999 97 26 26.7 18.0-37.7 27 18.4 12.1-27.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 143 46 30.0 22.1-39.4 30 23.8 15.1-35.4 *** *** *** 61 42.0 32.7-51.9
$50,000+ 252 81 29.4 23.3-36.3 19 7.8 4.6-13.0 *** *** *** 146 61.1 53.8-67.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 302 88 27.8 22.2-34.2 86 32.0 25.3-39.6 62 19.0 14.4-24.7 66 21.2 16.3-27.0
No 661 209 29.4 25.6-33.5 92 12.3 9.9-15.1 52 6.5 4.7- 8.8 308 51.8 47.4-56.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 36 25.0 17.7-34.1 34 21.2 14.6-29.6 26 19.5 13.1-28.2 50 34.3 25.9-43.7
Non-Veteran 837 267 29.5 26.1-33.2 150 17.5 14.5-20.9 93 9.2 7.2-11.6 327 43.8 39.8-47.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 807 247 28.6 25.1-32.3 148 17.9 14.8-21.4 105 11.3 9.1-14.0 307 42.2 38.2-46.4
No 177 56 30.5 23.2-39.0 37 19.1 13.1-26.8 14 6.3 3.5-11.0 70 44.1 35.8-52.8

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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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