2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Oral Health

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5 or more years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,762 3,838 65.5 64.0-67.1 637 11.1 10.2-12.2 539 10.0 9.0-11.0 712 12.6 11.5-13.7 36 0.8 0.5- 1.2
GENDER
Male 2,610 1,650 62.8 60.4-65.0 281 10.5 9.2-12.0 260 10.0 8.7-11.5 393 15.5 13.8-17.4 26 1.2 0.7- 1.9
Female 3,152 2,188 68.1 66.0-70.2 356 11.7 10.3-13.2 279 10.0 8.6-11.5 319 9.8 8.6-11.3 *** *** ***
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,683 2,608 69.0 67.1-70.8 345 9.5 8.5-10.8 300 8.9 7.8-10.1 423 12.3 11.0-13.8 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 1,060 660 62.7 58.9-66.4 148 13.0 10.7-15.6 105 11.0 8.7-13.9 146 13.2 10.7-16.2 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 150 86 58.4 48.2-68.0 22 13.5 8.5-20.9 21 12.2 7.5-19.2 21 15.9 9.1-26.1 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 18.6 11.0-29.6 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 119 *** *** *** 20 15.1 8.9-24.5 14 15.0 8.2-25.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 531 269 50.6 45.4-55.8 73 15.7 12.1-20.2 86 15.5 12.2-19.4 81 13.6 10.4-17.5 22 4.6 2.9- 7.4
AGE
18-34 1,171 731 62.7 59.4-65.9 168 14.3 12.1-16.8 151 12.2 10.2-14.5 105 9.2 7.4-11.4 16 1.6 0.9- 2.8
35-44 798 538 69.3 65.2-73.1 79 8.6 6.7-11.0 88 10.5 8.1-13.4 84 10.8 8.2-14.1 *** *** ***
45-54 919 620 66.0 62.1-69.7 104 11.9 9.6-14.6 79 9.5 7.3-12.3 111 12.2 9.7-15.1 *** *** ***
55-64 1,035 693 66.4 62.6-70.0 108 9.7 7.7-12.1 85 9.3 7.0-12.1 145 14.1 11.6-17.2 *** *** ***
65-74 1,050 726 68.2 64.5-71.6 105 9.6 7.6-12.0 76 7.6 5.9- 9.8 143 14.6 12.0-17.6 *** *** ***
75+ 666 436 58.8 53.6-63.8 60 9.0 6.4-12.4 55 9.1 6.6-12.5 113 22.7 18.3-27.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 524 180 34.4 29.4-39.8 72 13.2 10.0-17.1 84 15.7 12.1-20.1 170 34.0 28.9-39.5 18 2.8 1.6- 4.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,456 858 62.2 59.1-65.2 166 10.9 9.1-13.0 147 10.1 8.3-12.3 274 15.6 13.5-17.9 11 1.1 0.5- 2.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,588 1,056 66.9 64.1-69.6 200 12.5 10.7-14.5 168 10.9 9.2-12.9 163 9.6 8.0-11.5 *** *** ***
College Graduate 2,174 1,731 80.4 78.4-82.3 196 8.8 7.5-10.2 139 6.4 5.3- 7.7 104 4.0 3.2- 5.0 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,625 912 52.9 49.7-56.0 189 11.7 9.8-13.8 177 12.3 10.3-14.6 335 22.3 19.6-25.2 12 0.9 0.5- 1.7
No 3,919 2,785 70.2 68.4-72.0 416 10.8 9.6-12.0 341 9.3 8.2-10.6 354 9.0 7.9-10.2 23 0.7 0.4- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 744 520 68.3 63.9-72.5 68 9.6 7.2-12.7 54 7.5 5.5-10.3 101 14.4 11.3-18.1 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 4,969 3,283 65.0 63.3-66.6 565 11.3 10.3-12.5 483 10.4 9.4-11.6 604 12.4 11.2-13.6 34 0.9 0.6- 1.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,011 2,069 67.4 65.3-69.4 327 11.2 9.9-12.6 300 10.9 9.6-12.4 293 9.7 8.5-11.1 22 0.8 0.5- 1.4
Unemployed 345 204 60.6 53.8-67.1 53 14.6 10.8-19.5 38 10.9 7.0-16.6 48 13.3 8.9-19.2 *** *** ***
Retired 1,534 1,071 67.2 64.0-70.3 148 9.1 7.4-11.1 107 7.6 6.1- 9.5 206 15.9 13.4-18.7 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 414 188 43.9 37.9-50.0 51 11.5 8.3-15.7 52 12.0 8.6-16.5 120 31.8 26.1-38.1 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 365 241 69.1 63.2-74.3 51 13.1 9.6-17.6 32 7.1 4.7-10.4 35 9.0 6.0-13.3 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 498 212 46.7 40.9-52.6 73 13.4 10.3-17.3 74 11.6 8.7-15.3 135 27.7 22.5-33.5 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 761 371 48.7 44.1-53.3 99 11.8 9.4-14.7 113 16.3 13.0-20.2 167 21.5 17.9-25.6 11 1.8 0.9- 3.5
$25,000- 34,999 472 284 56.4 50.5-62.1 55 10.2 7.5-13.9 51 12.8 9.2-17.5 78 18.8 14.4-24.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 646 435 64.5 59.7-69.0 94 15.0 11.9-18.9 53 9.5 6.9-13.1 60 9.9 7.4-13.2 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 685 516 74.2 70.0-78.0 74 12.0 9.2-15.4 47 7.3 5.2-10.1 48 6.5 4.8- 8.9 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,560 1,292 81.8 79.3-84.0 116 7.6 6.2- 9.3 78 5.8 4.5- 7.5 72 4.6 3.5- 6.1 *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,140 728 62.0 58.3-65.5 126 12.2 9.9-15.0 123 11.7 9.5-14.2 152 13.3 11.0-16.0 11 0.9 0.5- 1.7
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 160 62 42.6 33.3-52.6 23 16.2 10.5-24.2 30 17.2 11.2-25.7 42 22.2 15.6-30.6 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 517 211 40.6 35.1-46.3 72 11.4 8.7-14.8 88 17.3 13.3-22.2 138 29.0 23.7-34.9 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 582 301 51.3 46.1-56.4 83 13.5 10.4-17.3 69 11.9 8.9-15.8 122 21.6 17.5-26.2 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 485 295 60.8 55.2-66.1 60 11.5 8.5-15.3 59 13.6 10.1-18.1 70 13.6 10.2-18.0 *** *** ***
More than 200% 2,751 2,159 77.1 75.1-79.0 256 9.7 8.4-11.1 157 6.5 5.4- 7.8 174 6.4 5.3- 7.6 *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,140 728 62.0 58.3-65.5 126 12.2 9.9-15.0 123 11.7 9.5-14.2 152 13.3 11.0-16.0 11 0.9 0.5- 1.7
HOUSING
Own 3,809 2,765 70.2 68.3-72.1 375 9.9 8.8-11.2 281 8.2 7.1- 9.5 380 11.2 9.9-12.7 *** *** ***
Rent 1,507 795 52.9 49.8-56.0 215 14.0 12.1-16.2 215 15.2 13.1-17.6 256 15.9 13.7-18.2 26 2.0 1.3- 3.2
Other arrangement 396 236 61.7 55.5-67.5 45 13.1 9.3-18.1 41 10.3 7.2-14.5 72 14.7 10.8-19.8 *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,764 1,235 68.4 65.7-71.0 209 12.3 10.6-14.3 150 9.6 7.9-11.5 155 8.8 7.3-10.6 15 0.9 0.5- 1.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,560 1,051 66.1 63.1-69.0 171 10.5 8.8-12.4 139 10.1 8.3-12.3 188 12.5 10.5-14.7 11 0.8 0.4- 1.6
Rural 2,438 1,552 62.3 59.8-64.8 257 10.5 9.0-12.1 250 10.3 8.9-12.0 369 16.3 14.4-18.5 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,607 1,013 63.0 59.9-66.0 193 12.2 10.2-14.4 171 10.5 8.8-12.4 222 13.8 11.7-16.1 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,774 1,148 62.3 59.4-65.2 189 10.8 9.2-12.8 173 10.9 9.1-12.9 254 15.2 13.1-17.6 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,381 1,677 69.1 66.7-71.3 255 10.8 9.4-12.4 195 9.1 7.7-10.8 236 10.1 8.7-11.7 18 0.9 0.5- 1.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,800 1,277 70.8 68.2-73.3 187 10.3 8.7-12.1 135 7.5 6.1- 9.3 190 10.8 9.1-12.7 11 0.6 0.3- 1.2
2nd Quartile 1,527 1,007 63.8 60.7-66.7 168 11.2 9.5-13.2 149 11.2 9.4-13.4 190 12.6 10.6-14.9 13 1.2 0.7- 2.3
3rd Quartile 1,612 1,058 63.5 60.5-66.4 174 11.1 9.3-13.2 176 11.9 10.1-14.1 197 13.0 11.0-15.3 *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 823 496 60.9 56.2-65.4 108 13.3 10.4-16.8 79 8.2 6.3-10.7 135 16.8 13.5-20.8 *** *** ***

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

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. 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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