2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid region 4

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 4 851 363 41.6 37.7-45.6 488 58.4 54.4-62.3
GENDER
Male 385 152 39.7 34.1-45.5 233 60.3 54.5-65.9
Female 466 211 43.3 38.0-48.8 255 56.7 51.2-62.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 505 276 52.7 47.6-57.8 229 47.3 42.2-52.4
Non-Hispanic Black 198 59 30.4 23.2-38.7 139 69.6 61.3-76.8
Other 148 28 18.6 12.4-26.9 120 81.4 73.1-87.6
AGE
18-44 315 101 34.3 28.5-40.6 214 65.7 59.4-71.5
45-64 299 141 45.2 38.6-51.9 158 54.8 48.1-61.4
65+ 224 114 50.6 42.3-58.9 110 49.4 41.1-57.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 235 53 25.6 19.4-32.9 182 74.4 67.1-80.6
Some Post-H.S. 193 75 42.3 34.7-50.3 118 57.7 49.7-65.3
College Graduate 421 234 55.5 50.1-60.8 187 44.5 39.2-49.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 271 76 27.6 21.8-34.3 195 72.4 65.7-78.2
$50,000+ 407 224 54.6 49.0-60.0 183 45.4 40.0-51.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 173 63 34.8 26.8-43.8 110 65.2 56.2-73.2

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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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