2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid region 2

Oral Health

In the past year, have you had a dentist or dental hygienist check for oral cancer by pulling on your tongue with gauze wrapped around it,
feeling under the tongue and inside the cheeks, and checking the back of your throat?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,632 1,681 34.9 33.2-36.7 2,951 65.1 63.3-66.8
Medicaid Region 2 783 298 34.6 30.7-38.7 485 65.4 61.3-69.3
GENDER
Male 351 115 27.9 22.9-33.5 236 72.1 66.5-77.1
Female 432 183 40.6 34.9-46.4 249 59.4 53.6-65.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 559 248 40.2 35.4-45.1 311 59.8 54.9-64.6
Non-Hispanic Black 125 32 24.5 16.6-34.7 93 75.5 65.3-83.4
Other 99 18 17.6 10.4-28.1 81 82.4 71.9-89.6
AGE
18-44 226 55 22.6 17.1-29.2 171 77.4 70.8-82.9
45-64 282 115 40.3 33.6-47.3 167 59.7 52.7-66.4
65+ 265 120 44.2 37.0-51.6 145 55.8 48.4-63.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 278 53 17.7 12.9-23.8 225 82.3 76.2-87.1
Some Post-H.S. 236 88 36.4 29.5-43.9 148 63.6 56.1-70.5
College Graduate 269 157 57.5 50.6-64.2 112 42.5 35.8-49.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 337 76 21.4 16.4-27.5 261 78.6 72.5-83.6
$50,000+ 298 165 49.8 43.2-56.5 133 50.2 43.5-56.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 148 57 35.5 27.2-44.9 91 64.5 55.1-72.8

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 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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