2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

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
-Eastern NC 1,715 566 30.7 27.9-33.6 1,149 69.3 66.4-72.1
GENDER
Male 756 238 29.0 25.0-33.4 518 71.0 66.6-75.0
Female 959 328 32.2 28.5-36.1 631 67.8 63.9-71.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,010 418 37.5 33.9-41.3 592 62.5 58.7-66.1
Non-Hispanic Black 422 95 21.6 16.7-27.4 327 78.4 72.6-83.3
Other 283 53 17.2 11.8-24.5 230 82.8 75.5-88.2
AGE
18-34 258 46 21.3 15.5-28.4 212 78.7 71.6-84.5
35-44 242 67 29.2 22.8-36.6 175 70.8 63.4-77.2
45-54 263 81 30.1 24.0-37.1 182 69.9 62.9-76.0
55-64 339 139 39.9 33.4-46.8 200 60.1 53.2-66.6
65-74 356 135 36.1 30.1-42.5 221 63.9 57.5-69.9
75+ 224 81 31.6 24.4-40.0 143 68.4 60.0-75.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 487 112 24.3 19.3-30.0 375 75.7 70.0-80.7
Some Post-H.S. 526 191 35.7 30.8-41.0 335 64.3 59.0-69.2
College Graduate 526 253 46.6 41.3-52.0 273 53.4 48.0-58.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 574 146 23.4 19.2-28.2 428 76.6 71.8-80.8
No 1,137 419 34.0 30.6-37.7 718 66.0 62.3-69.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 259 96 32.2 25.6-39.7 163 67.8 60.3-74.4
Non-Veteran 1,454 470 30.5 27.5-33.6 984 69.5 66.4-72.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 837 289 32.2 28.4-36.2 548 67.8 63.8-71.6
Unemployed 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 523 208 36.9 31.6-42.5 315 63.1 57.5-68.4
Unable to Work 166 26 13.5 8.6-20.5 140 86.5 79.5-91.4
Other not in Labor Force 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 254 46 14.8 10.1-21.2 208 85.2 78.8-89.9
$25,000- 34,999 151 34 20.0 13.1-29.5 117 80.0 70.5-86.9
$35,000- 49,999 197 57 25.9 19.3-33.9 140 74.1 66.1-80.7
$50,000- 74,999 217 95 39.2 31.3-47.6 122 60.8 52.4-68.7
$75,000+ 414 220 49.4 43.5-55.4 194 50.6 44.6-56.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 167 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 202 37 17.1 11.6-24.5 165 82.9 75.5-88.4
151% to 200% 155 46 25.4 17.9-34.6 109 74.6 65.4-82.1
More than 200% 779 360 42.8 38.5-47.2 419 57.2 52.8-61.5
HOUSING
Own 1,207 478 36.5 33.1-40.0 729 63.5 60.0-66.9
Rent 374 60 15.1 10.7-20.8 314 84.9 79.2-89.3
Other arrangement 123 23 18.0 10.0-30.4 *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 165 78 41.0 32.6-50.0 87 59.0 50.0-67.4
Regional City or Suburban County 485 154 31.1 26.0-36.7 331 68.9 63.3-74.0
Rural 1,065 334 29.1 25.7-32.7 731 70.9 67.3-74.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,118 336 28.1 24.8-31.8 782 71.9 68.2-75.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 239 78 28.4 22.2-35.6 161 71.6 64.4-77.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 358 152 39.5 33.3-46.1 206 60.5 53.9-66.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 318 144 39.3 33.2-45.7 174 60.7 54.3-66.8
2nd Quartile 189 65 35.3 27.2-44.4 124 64.7 55.6-72.8
3rd Quartile 558 181 30.6 26.0-35.6 377 69.4 64.4-74.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 650 176 24.6 20.4-29.3 474 75.4 70.7-79.6

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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.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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