2018 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 4,678 3,108 65.4 63.7-67.2 458 10.1 9.1-11.3 461 10.6 9.4-11.8 610 13.0 11.8-14.3 41 0.9 0.6- 1.3
GENDER
Male 2,171 1,393 63.4 60.8-66.0 212 9.8 8.3-11.6 222 11.3 9.6-13.2 314 14.1 12.3-16.0 30 1.4 0.9- 2.1
Female 2,507 1,715 67.3 64.8-69.6 246 10.4 8.9-12.1 239 9.9 8.5-11.6 296 12.0 10.4-13.7 11 0.4 0.2- 0.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,119 2,200 69.3 67.2-71.4 249 8.3 7.1- 9.7 273 9.7 8.4-11.3 383 12.1 10.7-13.6 14 0.6 0.3- 1.0
Non-Hispanic Black 867 507 60.1 56.0-64.1 117 13.2 10.6-16.3 110 11.3 8.9-14.2 130 15.1 12.3-18.3 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 14.5 7.4-26.5 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 161 98 63.1 53.6-71.6 18 9.0 4.9-16.0 19 13.1 7.8-21.1 22 12.1 7.3-19.5 *** *** ***
Hispanic 375 211 52.7 46.5-58.8 54 16.0 11.7-21.5 41 11.8 8.2-16.6 49 14.8 11.0-19.8 20 4.7 2.8- 7.7
AGE
18-34 1,002 655 63.8 60.3-67.2 122 12.9 10.6-15.6 120 12.6 10.3-15.3 90 9.3 7.5-11.6 15 1.4 0.8- 2.4
35-44 615 410 67.4 62.7-71.7 69 10.2 7.7-13.5 57 9.2 6.8-12.4 72 12.3 9.4-15.9 *** *** ***
45-54 766 500 66.6 62.3-70.6 66 8.9 6.6-11.9 86 10.4 7.9-13.5 105 13.0 10.3-16.2 *** *** ***
55-64 831 546 67.6 63.4-71.5 76 8.2 6.3-10.7 86 10.7 8.0-14.1 120 13.4 10.8-16.4 *** *** ***
65-74 856 590 64.5 59.8-68.9 79 9.7 7.0-13.2 64 9.0 6.6-12.2 122 16.8 13.4-20.7 *** *** ***
75+ 523 348 61.2 55.1-67.0 38 7.7 5.1-11.5 39 8.5 5.8-12.4 92 20.9 16.0-26.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 502 197 41.1 35.6-46.8 55 12.4 9.0-16.9 73 14.7 11.2-19.1 160 29.4 24.6-34.7 17 2.4 1.4- 4.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,175 671 60.0 56.4-63.4 137 11.6 9.5-14.1 151 12.8 10.5-15.5 204 14.5 12.3-17.0 12 1.1 0.6- 2.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,332 855 64.9 61.7-68.1 146 10.6 8.7-12.8 145 11.5 9.4-14.0 178 12.5 10.5-14.8 *** *** ***
College Graduate 1,664 1,380 83.3 81.0-85.4 119 7.0 5.6- 8.8 91 5.2 4.1- 6.6 70 4.1 3.1- 5.3 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 426 193 48.0 41.9-54.1 57 13.0 9.4-17.7 54 10.9 8.1-14.6 117 26.4 21.2-32.4 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 685 332 51.1 46.3-55.8 91 11.7 9.1-15.0 96 14.8 11.6-18.6 153 20.5 17.1-24.5 13 1.9 1.0- 3.5
$25,000- 34,999 409 238 52.7 46.5-58.9 57 16.1 11.9-21.5 47 13.0 9.1-18.3 64 17.2 13.0-22.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 550 346 58.1 52.8-63.2 55 10.5 7.6-14.3 66 14.2 10.8-18.5 82 17.1 13.3-21.8 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 619 484 74.8 70.1-79.0 53 11.3 8.3-15.1 49 7.7 5.4-11.0 33 6.2 4.3- 8.9 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,099 954 84.4 81.4-86.9 48 5.2 3.7- 7.2 55 5.9 4.4- 7.9 39 4.2 2.9- 6.2 *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 896 564 61.5 57.1-65.7 97 10.7 8.2-13.9 95 12.4 9.5-16.0 124 13.8 11.2-16.9 16 1.6 0.9- 2.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,439 769 52.6 49.2-56.0 153 9.8 7.9-12.0 199 14.5 12.2-17.1 300 21.7 19.0-24.6 18 1.4 0.8- 2.3
No 3,112 2,265 70.9 68.8-72.9 283 10.0 8.7-11.4 253 9.0 7.7-10.4 292 9.5 8.2-10.8 19 0.6 0.4- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 701 492 69.9 65.4-74.1 64 9.0 6.7-11.9 63 9.6 6.9-13.1 78 11.1 8.5-14.5 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,974 2,615 64.8 62.9-66.7 393 10.3 9.1-11.6 397 10.7 9.5-12.1 532 13.2 12.0-14.6 37 1.0 0.7- 1.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,260 878 68.0 64.8-71.0 126 11.1 9.1-13.5 114 9.5 7.6-11.7 128 10.5 8.7-12.6 14 1.0 0.6- 1.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,131 785 67.0 63.4-70.3 101 9.5 7.4-11.9 105 10.1 8.2-12.5 131 12.6 10.3-15.4 *** *** ***
Rural 2,293 1,448 62.2 59.5-64.8 231 9.8 8.3-11.5 243 11.8 10.1-13.9 353 15.4 13.5-17.4 18 0.8 0.5- 1.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,407 1,677 68.8 66.5-71.1 225 9.6 8.3-11.2 232 10.8 9.2-12.5 253 10.1 8.8-11.7 20 0.6 0.4- 1.1
Unemployed 160 80 45.1 36.1-54.5 20 14.8 8.8-23.9 27 15.6 9.8-23.8 31 22.5 15.6-31.3 *** *** ***
Retired 1,300 893 65.0 61.3-68.5 114 8.8 7.0-11.0 93 7.1 5.5- 9.0 194 18.5 15.5-22.0 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 424 193 44.5 38.4-50.7 56 14.2 9.8-20.1 69 16.2 11.7-22.0 99 23.1 18.3-28.7 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 341 233 70.5 64.5-75.8 39 10.9 7.5-15.7 33 9.8 6.7-14.0 31 7.3 4.9-10.6 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 137 *** *** *** 20 13.7 7.8-22.9 17 10.6 6.3-17.3 40 30.6 21.5-41.6 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 342 150 48.3 41.5-55.1 55 15.5 11.3-20.9 43 12.3 8.6-17.5 88 21.9 16.9-27.9 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 635 308 47.6 42.8-52.5 77 12.0 9.1-15.5 101 17.2 13.7-21.3 141 22.0 18.3-26.3 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 315 190 60.3 53.2-67.0 39 13.1 8.7-19.2 30 9.8 6.2-15.4 54 16.1 11.8-21.5 *** *** ***
More than 200% 2,293 1,796 75.9 73.5-78.1 164 8.1 6.7- 9.7 172 8.2 6.8- 9.8 157 7.7 6.3- 9.2 *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 896 564 61.5 57.1-65.7 97 10.7 8.2-13.9 95 12.4 9.5-16.0 124 13.8 11.2-16.9 16 1.6 0.9- 2.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 900 530 56.6 51.9-61.1 98 11.9 9.1-15.5 113 14.2 11.1-17.9 149 16.1 13.0-19.8 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,951 1,291 64.9 62.2-67.6 195 10.0 8.4-11.8 187 10.0 8.4-11.8 264 14.3 12.4-16.4 14 0.7 0.4- 1.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,833 1,290 68.4 65.7-71.0 165 9.7 8.1-11.6 162 10.2 8.5-12.2 199 10.8 9.2-12.6 17 0.9 0.5- 1.5

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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