2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid region 6

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 6 597 199 28.9 24.8-33.5 398 71.1 66.5-75.2
GENDER
Male 266 79 24.5 18.9-31.1 187 75.5 68.9-81.1
Female 331 120 33.0 27.1-39.4 211 67.0 60.6-72.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 395 163 37.6 32.0-43.5 232 62.4 56.5-68.0
Non-Hispanic Black 138 26 19.2 12.3-28.7 112 80.8 71.3-87.7
Other 64 *** *** *** 54 93.4 87.1-96.8
AGE
18-44 155 34 22.7 15.8-31.4 121 77.3 68.6-84.2
45-64 238 86 32.7 26.4-39.6 152 67.3 60.4-73.6
65+ 199 74 32.1 24.9-40.3 125 67.9 59.7-75.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 234 41 14.8 10.4-20.6 193 85.2 79.4-89.6
Some Post-H.S. 185 70 36.1 28.1-45.0 115 63.9 55.0-71.9
College Graduate 176 87 48.2 39.4-57.2 89 51.8 42.8-60.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 245 54 18.0 12.9-24.5 191 82.0 75.5-87.1
$50,000+ 221 109 44.3 36.6-52.3 112 55.7 47.7-63.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 131 36 25.1 17.3-34.9 95 74.9 65.1-82.7

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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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