2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Oral Health

How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease?
Do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics.

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  Total
Respond.^
1 to 5 6 or more but not all All None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,721 1,707 28.3 26.9-29.8 700 10.9 9.9-12.0 360 5.6 4.9- 6.4 2,954 55.2 53.6-56.7
-Eastern NC 2,066 651 28.5 26.1-30.9 296 11.9 10.3-13.6 159 6.6 5.3- 8.0 960 53.1 50.4-55.8
GENDER
Male 933 285 28.0 24.6-31.6 134 12.1 9.8-14.9 62 6.0 4.4- 8.2 452 53.9 49.9-57.9
Female 1,133 366 28.9 25.7-32.4 162 11.6 9.6-13.9 97 7.1 5.4- 9.2 508 52.4 48.6-56.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,247 365 26.2 23.4-29.2 152 9.8 8.1-11.8 91 6.7 5.2- 8.7 639 57.3 53.9-60.6
Non-Hispanic Black 487 172 34.0 28.8-39.6 102 18.7 14.7-23.4 51 8.1 5.6-11.6 162 39.3 33.6-45.2
Other 332 114 27.7 22.2-34.1 42 7.3 4.9-10.7 17 2.3 1.3- 4.0 159 62.7 55.9-69.1
AGE
18-34 376 61 14.6 11.0-19.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 308 83.8 79.1-87.6
35-44 284 82 29.0 23.2-35.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 180 63.5 56.8-69.8
45-54 311 113 36.1 30.0-42.7 48 15.7 11.5-21.1 *** *** *** 142 46.0 39.5-52.6
55-64 403 144 37.5 31.5-43.9 73 18.6 14.2-23.9 39 9.0 5.8-13.7 147 34.9 29.3-41.0
65-74 411 158 37.1 31.4-43.3 89 19.6 15.4-24.6 59 19.7 14.5-26.2 105 23.5 18.8-29.0
75+ 245 81 32.2 25.0-40.5 62 28.4 21.0-37.2 44 19.0 13.0-26.9 58 20.3 14.1-28.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 196 68 34.2 26.2-43.3 50 21.0 14.9-28.7 36 16.9 11.0-24.9 42 27.9 20.0-37.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 592 172 24.9 20.9-29.3 110 14.5 11.6-18.1 73 9.2 6.8-12.2 237 51.4 46.3-56.5
Some Post-H.S. 603 217 31.8 27.6-36.3 89 11.2 8.8-14.2 32 3.2 2.1- 4.8 265 53.9 49.0-58.7
College Graduate 664 193 25.3 21.6-29.5 46 4.0 2.9- 5.6 18 2.2 1.2- 3.9 407 68.5 64.2-72.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 643 213 31.0 26.6-35.8 166 23.8 19.8-28.2 92 13.4 10.1-17.4 172 31.8 27.2-36.8
No 1,343 415 27.5 24.7-30.5 123 7.4 5.9- 9.1 60 3.8 2.8- 5.3 745 61.3 58.0-64.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 359 98 26.6 21.4-32.5 53 11.0 7.9-15.1 28 6.6 4.3- 9.8 180 55.9 49.5-62.0
Non-Veteran 1,693 549 28.9 26.3-31.7 242 12.1 10.3-14.1 129 6.6 5.2- 8.3 773 52.5 49.4-55.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,035 307 26.4 23.4-29.7 73 5.8 4.4- 7.7 27 1.8 1.1- 2.8 628 65.9 62.4-69.3
Unemployed 117 *** *** *** 17 11.5 6.7-19.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 593 222 36.8 31.7-42.1 135 22.6 18.4-27.5 67 14.4 10.6-19.2 169 26.2 21.8-31.3
Unable to Work 192 49 23.0 16.5-31.1 63 33.9 25.8-43.1 50 23.9 16.7-32.9 30 19.3 12.9-27.9
Other not in Labor Force 101 28 21.2 13.4-31.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 61 73.6 62.6-82.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 199 52 22.6 16.0-30.9 49 18.2 12.8-25.2 42 14.8 9.6-22.2 56 44.4 34.7-54.5
$15,000- 24,999 287 93 28.5 22.2-35.7 58 17.6 12.6-24.0 34 9.7 6.4-14.6 102 44.2 36.7-51.9
$25,000- 34,999 179 57 26.4 19.3-34.9 34 16.7 10.9-24.7 *** *** *** 75 49.3 39.7-59.0
$35,000- 49,999 242 79 32.1 25.6-39.4 33 10.6 7.1-15.7 *** *** *** 114 52.0 44.4-59.5
$50,000- 74,999 251 92 31.9 25.3-39.3 24 7.2 4.6-11.2 *** *** *** 130 59.2 51.5-66.5
$75,000+ 503 151 28.3 23.7-33.4 35 6.3 4.2- 9.4 *** *** *** 311 64.3 59.0-69.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 197 57 26.6 19.2-35.4 49 22.3 15.8-30.5 31 9.7 6.2-14.8 60 41.4 31.9-51.6
101% to 150% 229 75 30.5 23.7-38.3 40 14.4 9.4-21.4 24 8.9 5.3-14.4 90 46.2 38.2-54.5
151% to 200% 184 54 23.9 17.3-32.0 32 13.5 9.0-19.7 *** *** *** 83 54.5 45.2-63.5
More than 200% 937 304 30.0 26.5-33.7 95 8.6 6.7-11.0 29 2.4 1.5- 3.8 509 59.0 55.0-62.8
HOUSING
Own 1,405 469 30.5 27.6-33.5 206 12.9 11.0-15.1 94 6.5 5.0- 8.5 636 50.1 46.8-53.4
Rent 498 134 23.6 19.2-28.6 72 10.8 7.9-14.4 44 6.3 4.3- 9.1 248 59.4 53.8-64.8
Other arrangement 150 46 25.3 17.9-34.5 17 6.4 3.6-11.3 20 7.8 4.6-12.9 67 60.4 50.4-69.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 202 55 24.2 18.2-31.4 21 7.4 4.5-11.9 *** *** *** 120 65.2 57.4-72.2
Regional City or Suburban County 595 172 27.1 23.0-31.7 77 10.6 8.2-13.7 39 5.5 3.5- 8.4 307 56.8 51.8-61.6
Rural 1,269 424 29.7 26.7-33.0 198 13.1 11.0-15.6 114 7.6 5.9- 9.6 533 49.6 45.9-53.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,308 429 29.1 26.1-32.3 208 13.5 11.4-15.9 110 6.7 5.3- 8.6 561 50.6 47.1-54.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 299 95 28.3 22.8-34.5 28 8.6 5.7-12.8 21 6.6 3.7-11.5 155 56.6 49.8-63.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 459 127 26.7 21.9-32.1 60 9.6 7.1-12.9 28 6.0 3.6- 9.9 244 57.7 51.9-63.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 405 129 32.4 27.1-38.2 46 8.9 6.3-12.4 22 4.5 2.6- 7.5 208 54.3 48.4-60.0
2nd Quartile 261 59 20.3 15.1-26.9 30 9.1 6.1-13.4 23 7.5 4.2-12.8 149 63.1 55.8-69.9
3rd Quartile 667 210 30.2 26.1-34.5 80 10.1 7.9-13.0 43 5.4 3.6- 7.9 334 54.3 49.7-58.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 733 253 28.6 24.5-33.0 140 16.7 13.4-20.7 71 8.5 6.3-11.5 269 46.2 41.0-51.4

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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.

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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