2020 BRFSS Survey Results: 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
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,047 372 35.5 31.9-39.3 190 14.8 12.2-17.9 93 6.8 5.3- 8.8 392 42.9 39.1-46.8
GENDER
Male 425 151 33.1 27.9-38.7 81 17.3 13.1-22.5 34 6.9 4.6-10.2 159 42.7 36.9-48.8
Female 622 221 37.5 32.6-42.6 109 12.7 9.6-16.6 59 6.8 4.9- 9.4 233 43.0 38.0-48.2
AGE
18-34 194 44 24.0 17.6-31.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 149 75.4 67.6-81.9
35-44 149 57 39.0 30.0-48.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 79 49.8 40.1-59.6
45-54 176 72 43.2 34.7-52.2 32 18.0 12.1-25.9 *** *** *** 66 36.2 28.2-45.0
55-64 202 87 45.9 37.1-55.1 43 21.9 14.4-31.9 21 11.2 6.6-18.3 51 21.0 15.1-28.5
65-74 210 79 40.3 31.8-49.4 69 31.0 23.6-39.4 35 16.8 11.3-24.3 27 11.9 7.8-17.9
75+ 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 14.2 8.1-23.5 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 314 96 30.7 24.7-37.3 69 16.4 11.8-22.4 46 10.5 7.4-14.9 103 42.4 35.5-49.5
Some Post-H.S. 282 124 43.1 36.2-50.3 57 14.9 11.0-19.9 18 4.0 2.2- 7.1 83 37.9 31.1-45.4
College Graduate 344 115 30.7 25.2-36.9 36 6.9 4.2-11.2 *** *** *** 185 60.7 54.3-66.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 10.9 6.6-17.6 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 168 60 33.6 25.0-43.4 31 18.9 11.1-30.2 23 12.7 7.5-20.8 54 34.8 25.9-44.9
$25,000- 34,999 106 *** *** *** 24 13.8 7.9-23.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 130 *** *** *** 22 12.2 7.4-19.5 *** *** *** 47 37.2 27.7-47.8
$50,000- 74,999 109 *** *** *** 19 14.4 8.4-23.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 197 66 28.6 21.7-36.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 112 61.9 53.5-69.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 300 102 34.3 27.5-41.9 88 27.0 20.4-34.7 50 13.0 9.2-18.0 60 25.7 19.4-33.3
No 699 254 35.6 31.3-40.2 97 11.2 8.5-14.5 39 4.9 3.3- 7.2 309 48.3 43.7-53.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 142 43 30.5 22.0-40.6 33 20.5 13.8-29.3 *** *** *** 54 39.9 30.3-50.3
Non-Veteran 897 327 35.9 32.0-40.1 156 14.1 11.3-17.5 80 6.6 5.0- 8.6 334 43.4 39.2-47.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 377 139 38.2 32.4-44.3 46 8.3 5.9-11.7 22 5.1 3.1- 8.4 170 48.4 42.4-54.5
Regional City or Suburban County 268 88 31.7 25.1-39.1 54 19.4 13.5-27.1 28 8.2 5.1-12.7 98 40.8 33.2-48.8
Rural 402 145 34.6 28.8-40.9 90 20.2 15.0-26.5 43 8.2 5.6-11.9 124 37.0 30.8-43.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 495 179 36.5 31.5-41.7 42 7.5 5.1-10.7 *** *** *** 258 54.3 49.0-59.5
Unemployed 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 292 111 38.8 31.7-46.3 92 29.9 23.6-37.1 40 17.8 12.3-25.0 49 13.6 9.7-18.8
Unable to Work 117 27 25.2 16.4-36.5 *** *** *** 29 21.6 14.0-31.7 20 20.1 12.1-31.6
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 107 30 23.3 14.9-34.4 *** *** *** 21 12.4 7.2-20.7 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 142 53 37.6 28.0-48.3 24 13.0 7.6-21.5 *** *** *** 48 39.1 29.4-49.8
151% to 200% 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 426 161 37.3 31.7-43.2 66 12.4 9.2-16.6 *** *** *** 183 46.9 41.0-52.9
HOUSING
Own 557 215 39.3 34.2-44.7 115 18.6 14.4-23.6 41 6.4 4.3- 9.5 186 35.6 30.7-40.9
Rent 384 124 32.3 26.7-38.5 61 11.5 8.5-15.4 41 8.4 5.8-12.0 158 47.8 41.5-54.0
Other arrangement 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 417 151 33.4 27.9-39.4 97 21.2 16.6-26.7 42 8.2 5.5-12.1 127 37.1 31.0-43.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 278 93 34.6 27.9-41.9 50 14.4 9.5-21.2 29 8.4 5.6-12.4 106 42.6 35.4-50.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 352 128 37.6 31.6-44.1 43 10.3 6.8-15.3 22 4.7 2.7- 8.1 159 47.3 41.0-53.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 181 65 34.7 26.9-43.4 26 13.5 7.6-23.0 *** *** *** 77 44.9 36.3-53.8
2nd Quartile 265 96 39.5 32.6-46.9 38 11.7 7.5-17.8 21 5.0 3.0- 8.3 110 43.7 36.7-51.0
3rd Quartile 366 129 33.4 27.7-39.5 63 13.8 10.2-18.4 34 8.2 5.5-12.0 140 44.6 38.3-51.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 235 82 31.3 24.0-39.7 63 24.5 17.8-32.7 25 8.3 4.8-14.0 65 35.9 27.5-45.2

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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.

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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