2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid region 3

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 3 701 260 36.6 32.5-40.8 441 63.4 59.2-67.5
GENDER
Male 307 107 34.4 28.5-40.8 200 65.6 59.2-71.5
Female 394 153 38.4 33.0-44.2 241 61.6 55.8-67.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 462 203 42.2 37.1-47.4 259 57.8 52.6-62.9
Non-Hispanic Black 130 39 35.7 26.3-46.4 91 64.3 53.6-73.7
Other 109 18 15.6 9.3-25.2 91 84.4 74.8-90.7
AGE
18-44 233 66 28.6 22.5-35.6 167 71.4 64.4-77.5
45-64 248 103 42.4 35.6-49.4 145 57.6 50.6-64.4
65+ 203 83 43.2 35.2-51.6 120 56.8 48.4-64.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 255 46 20.8 15.4-27.3 209 79.2 72.7-84.6
Some Post-H.S. 186 70 41.8 34.0-50.1 116 58.2 49.9-66.0
College Graduate 258 143 55.1 48.3-61.6 115 44.9 38.4-51.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 265 61 25.4 19.5-32.4 204 74.6 67.6-80.5
$50,000+ 296 161 53.1 46.6-59.5 135 46.9 40.5-53.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 140 38 24.9 17.6-33.9 102 75.1 66.1-82.4

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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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