2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid region 5

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 5 1,149 376 29.8 26.6-33.1 773 70.2 66.9-73.4
GENDER
Male 502 158 29.4 24.5-34.8 344 70.6 65.2-75.5
Female 647 218 30.1 26.2-34.4 429 69.9 65.6-73.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 642 266 35.8 31.6-40.4 376 64.2 59.6-68.4
Non-Hispanic Black 277 65 20.8 15.4-27.5 212 79.2 72.5-84.6
Other 230 45 20.9 14.0-30.0 185 79.1 70.0-86.0
AGE
18-44 357 77 19.5 15.1-24.9 280 80.5 75.1-84.9
45-64 377 141 38.1 32.3-44.3 236 61.9 55.7-67.7
65+ 383 144 37.2 31.1-43.7 239 62.8 56.3-68.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 431 71 13.5 9.9-18.1 360 86.5 81.9-90.1
Some Post-H.S. 344 126 36.0 30.2-42.2 218 64.0 57.8-69.8
College Graduate 365 176 48.1 42.0-54.2 189 51.9 45.8-58.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 522 104 16.9 13.2-21.3 418 83.1 78.7-86.8
$50,000+ 399 198 45.1 39.4-50.9 201 54.9 49.1-60.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 228 74 32.1 24.6-40.6 154 67.9 59.4-75.4

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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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