2018 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 4,619 1,350 28.1 26.5-29.7 623 11.8 10.6-13.0 330 5.7 5.0- 6.5 2,316 54.5 52.7-56.3
GENDER
Male 2,157 642 28.9 26.5-31.3 273 10.9 9.4-12.6 136 4.7 3.8- 5.8 1,106 55.6 53.0-58.2
Female 2,462 708 27.3 25.2-29.6 350 12.6 11.0-14.5 194 6.6 5.5- 7.9 1,210 53.4 50.9-55.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,081 843 26.5 24.6-28.6 391 12.0 10.5-13.6 226 5.7 4.9- 6.7 1,621 55.8 53.6-58.0
Non-Hispanic Black 852 266 29.4 25.8-33.3 167 14.1 11.7-17.0 74 7.4 5.6- 9.8 345 49.1 44.8-53.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 11.8 5.6-23.1 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 158 42 26.4 19.2-35.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 98 67.6 58.7-75.3
Hispanic 378 149 36.4 30.8-42.4 28 7.0 4.5-10.8 *** *** *** 199 55.8 49.7-61.8
AGE
18-34 1,004 156 16.6 14.1-19.4 22 2.4 1.5- 3.7 *** *** *** 823 80.8 77.8-83.4
35-44 613 175 28.7 24.5-33.3 41 6.8 4.7- 9.7 *** *** *** 390 63.4 58.6-67.9
45-54 754 272 36.5 32.3-40.9 70 8.2 6.2-10.8 33 4.0 2.6- 6.2 379 51.3 46.9-55.7
55-64 814 264 34.0 29.9-38.4 165 19.3 16.2-22.9 60 6.4 4.7- 8.8 325 40.2 36.1-44.5
65-74 839 274 32.2 28.1-36.5 197 27.0 22.5-32.0 120 14.7 12.0-18.0 248 26.1 22.6-30.0
75+ 516 182 32.9 27.8-38.4 124 25.9 20.7-32.0 100 21.8 17.1-27.3 110 19.4 15.3-24.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 494 142 27.2 22.6-32.4 112 24.6 19.7-30.2 104 16.0 12.6-20.1 136 32.2 27.2-37.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,158 366 31.2 28.0-34.6 220 14.7 12.5-17.2 121 7.7 6.1- 9.5 451 46.5 42.9-50.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,318 430 32.5 29.4-35.7 191 10.8 9.1-12.8 80 3.9 3.0- 5.2 617 52.8 49.4-56.1
College Graduate 1,646 413 20.2 18.1-22.5 99 3.8 2.9- 4.8 25 0.9 0.6- 1.5 1,109 75.1 72.7-77.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 422 118 30.0 24.7-35.9 100 20.5 15.9-26.0 69 14.8 10.8-19.9 135 34.8 29.3-40.7
$15,000- 24,999 684 222 31.4 27.2-35.8 138 18.3 14.7-22.5 85 10.4 7.9-13.4 239 40.0 35.5-44.7
$25,000- 34,999 406 142 32.4 27.1-38.3 70 16.0 12.0-20.9 38 8.0 5.3-11.8 156 43.6 37.6-49.9
$35,000- 49,999 544 171 30.0 25.5-35.0 88 14.8 11.5-18.7 25 3.7 2.3- 6.1 260 51.5 46.2-56.7
$50,000-74,999 608 185 29.4 25.0-34.3 46 6.9 4.9- 9.7 22 3.4 2.0- 5.5 355 60.3 55.3-65.1
$75,000+ 1,095 276 24.8 21.7-28.1 56 4.4 3.2- 5.9 13 0.8 0.4- 1.5 750 70.1 66.7-73.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 865 238 25.3 21.8-29.2 125 12.8 9.9-16.3 78 6.7 5.2- 8.6 424 55.2 50.9-59.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,428 446 31.9 28.8-35.1 359 23.7 21.0-26.8 207 12.9 10.9-15.2 416 31.5 28.4-34.7
No 3,067 870 26.7 24.8-28.6 253 7.3 6.2- 8.6 118 2.9 2.3- 3.7 1,826 63.1 61.0-65.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 695 226 30.5 26.3-34.9 115 14.5 11.7-17.8 49 5.1 3.5- 7.2 305 50.0 45.4-54.6
Non-Veteran 3,922 1,124 27.7 26.0-29.5 507 11.4 10.1-12.7 281 5.8 5.0- 6.7 2,010 55.1 53.1-57.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,243 336 26.1 23.4-29.0 103 6.9 5.4- 8.6 42 2.9 2.0- 4.1 762 64.1 61.0-67.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,119 324 28.4 25.3-31.8 132 11.7 9.4-14.6 65 5.8 4.3- 7.7 598 54.1 50.4-57.6
Rural 2,262 692 29.4 27.0-32.0 388 15.9 14.0-18.0 223 8.0 6.8- 9.4 959 46.6 43.9-49.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,390 654 26.7 24.6-28.9 161 5.8 4.8- 6.9 49 1.6 1.1- 2.2 1,526 65.9 63.6-68.2
Unemployed 161 63 36.6 28.1-46.0 25 15.3 9.8-23.1 *** *** *** 66 43.3 34.2-52.9
Retired 1,271 437 34.1 30.7-37.6 276 23.5 20.2-27.1 187 16.1 13.5-19.1 371 26.3 23.4-29.4
Unable to Work 413 112 27.7 22.1-34.0 129 32.1 26.2-38.7 79 16.0 12.1-20.9 93 24.2 19.3-29.9
Other not in Labor Force 340 74 21.2 16.6-26.7 23 5.9 3.6- 9.6 *** *** *** 236 71.3 65.3-76.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 139 47 38.8 29.1-49.4 33 21.0 13.9-30.5 15 13.2 6.7-24.4 44 27.0 19.3-36.4
50% to 100% 344 105 29.5 23.9-35.7 54 16.1 11.1-22.8 41 8.9 6.2-12.7 144 45.5 38.9-52.2
101% to 150% 624 192 29.6 25.4-34.2 143 20.1 16.5-24.1 88 12.8 9.9-16.3 201 37.6 32.9-42.5
151% to 200% 313 105 29.8 24.1-36.1 62 17.6 12.9-23.5 28 6.4 4.0-10.0 118 46.2 39.4-53.2
More than 200% 2,277 647 27.6 25.3-30.0 199 7.5 6.3- 8.8 79 2.6 1.9- 3.4 1,352 62.3 59.8-64.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 865 238 25.3 21.8-29.2 125 12.8 9.9-16.3 78 6.7 5.2- 8.6 424 55.2 50.9-59.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 883 283 32.4 28.1-37.1 175 16.4 13.6-19.8 93 7.9 6.1-10.1 332 43.2 38.7-47.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,930 549 27.0 24.7-29.5 266 13.6 11.7-15.8 160 7.3 6.0- 8.8 955 52.1 49.3-54.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,811 520 27.9 25.5-30.5 182 8.6 7.2-10.2 77 3.5 2.7- 4.6 1,032 59.9 57.2-62.6

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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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