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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,592 756 27.7 25.6-29.8 321 11.5 10.1-13.2 149 5.1 4.2- 6.2 1,366 55.7 53.4-58.0
Female 3,129 951 28.9 27.0-31.0 379 10.3 9.1-11.8 211 6.1 5.1- 7.3 1,588 54.6 52.4-56.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,653 1,003 25.9 24.2-27.6 407 10.5 9.3-11.8 231 6.1 5.2- 7.1 2,012 57.5 55.6-59.5
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
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 150 46 21.7 15.5-29.6 34 26.8 18.2-37.6 18 10.3 5.9-17.3 52 41.2 31.4-51.7
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 101 22 18.6 10.5-30.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 117 35 21.9 14.8-31.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 75 73.5 63.7-81.4
Hispanic 536 199 35.1 30.3-40.2 34 4.9 3.2- 7.5 *** *** *** 299 59.7 54.5-64.6
AGE
18-34 1,182 198 17.2 14.8-19.9 18 1.4 0.8- 2.4 *** *** *** 961 81.0 78.2-83.4
35-44 792 231 28.0 24.4-31.9 41 6.5 4.3- 9.8 13 1.2 0.7- 2.3 507 64.2 60.0-68.2
45-54 917 304 33.5 29.9-37.2 100 11.2 8.8-14.2 26 3.0 1.8- 4.9 487 52.3 48.4-56.2
55-64 1,023 349 35.5 31.9-39.3 157 16.1 13.3-19.4 84 8.2 6.2-10.8 433 40.2 36.6-43.9
65-74 1,034 384 37.9 34.2-41.7 214 21.1 18.1-24.4 113 12.0 9.5-15.0 323 29.0 25.8-32.4
75+ 655 209 29.7 25.5-34.3 160 26.2 21.9-31.0 114 21.6 17.3-26.6 172 22.5 18.6-27.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 530 181 33.0 28.2-38.3 116 21.2 16.9-26.2 93 16.3 12.7-20.8 140 29.5 24.7-34.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,442 449 28.8 26.1-31.7 246 14.1 12.1-16.4 144 7.8 6.4- 9.5 603 49.3 46.1-52.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,576 524 31.5 28.9-34.3 211 10.4 8.9-12.2 86 3.7 2.8- 4.8 755 54.4 51.5-57.3
College Graduate 2,152 551 22.3 20.4-24.3 126 4.1 3.3- 5.1 36 1.1 0.7- 1.6 1,439 72.5 70.3-74.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,616 533 31.8 29.0-34.7 369 21.3 18.8-24.1 220 12.9 10.9-15.2 494 34.0 31.0-37.1
No 3,887 1,112 26.9 25.2-28.6 314 7.2 6.3- 8.3 125 2.9 2.3- 3.6 2,336 63.0 61.1-64.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 733 219 29.3 25.4-33.5 119 16.3 13.2-20.0 63 7.4 5.3-10.1 332 47.0 42.5-51.6
Non-Veteran 4,940 1,474 28.1 26.6-29.7 578 10.2 9.2-11.3 294 5.4 4.7- 6.3 2,594 56.3 54.6-58.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,001 846 27.3 25.5-29.3 182 5.8 4.9- 6.9 63 1.7 1.3- 2.4 1,910 65.2 63.1-67.2
Unemployed 341 115 31.2 25.6-37.5 42 14.1 9.1-21.1 12 2.9 1.5- 5.5 172 51.8 45.1-58.5
Retired 1,505 541 35.8 32.7-39.0 323 21.5 18.9-24.3 172 14.4 11.9-17.2 469 28.3 25.6-31.3
Unable to Work 416 99 21.9 17.5-27.1 131 31.3 25.8-37.4 98 20.9 16.4-26.2 88 25.9 20.6-32.1
Other not in Labor Force 366 85 20.1 15.6-25.5 17 3.2 1.8- 5.7 *** *** *** 254 75.1 69.5-80.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 500 135 26.1 21.4-31.6 106 17.7 13.6-22.8 88 13.5 10.2-17.6 171 42.7 36.9-48.6
$15,000- 24,999 758 253 31.6 27.6-36.0 128 16.6 13.3-20.5 87 11.6 8.8-15.0 290 40.2 35.8-44.8
$25,000- 34,999 468 153 29.3 24.4-34.7 84 15.8 12.1-20.3 31 7.3 4.6-11.4 200 47.7 41.9-53.6
$35,000- 49,999 639 202 31.5 27.3-36.1 84 11.6 9.0-14.9 31 4.0 2.5- 6.4 322 52.9 48.1-57.6
$50,000-74,999 676 218 32.2 28.1-36.7 65 9.2 6.9-12.1 17 2.3 1.3- 4.0 376 56.3 51.7-60.8
$75,000+ 1,551 401 23.6 21.2-26.2 93 5.2 4.1- 6.7 14 0.7 0.4- 1.3 1,043 70.5 67.8-73.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,129 345 29.3 26.1-32.7 140 10.7 8.6-13.2 92 7.1 5.5- 9.1 552 53.0 49.3-56.6
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 159 48 29.8 21.6-39.6 35 15.4 10.3-22.6 21 12.5 7.3-20.5 55 42.2 32.9-52.1
50% to 100% 514 159 29.2 24.4-34.4 102 19.4 14.9-25.0 72 11.3 8.4-15.0 181 40.2 34.6-46.0
101% to 150% 580 190 29.9 25.5-34.7 95 15.1 11.8-19.1 59 10.1 7.2-14.0 236 45.0 39.9-50.2
151% to 200% 486 149 27.5 22.9-32.5 68 12.6 9.5-16.6 35 6.6 4.1-10.4 234 53.4 47.8-58.8
More than 200% 2,721 779 27.3 25.3-29.4 254 8.1 6.9- 9.3 70 2.3 1.7- 3.1 1,618 62.4 60.1-64.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,129 345 29.3 26.1-32.7 140 10.7 8.6-13.2 92 7.1 5.5- 9.1 552 53.0 49.3-56.6
HOUSING
Own 3,762 1,169 29.5 27.8-31.4 482 12.2 10.9-13.6 218 5.8 4.9- 6.9 1,893 52.4 50.4-54.4
Rent 1,509 439 28.0 25.3-30.9 172 8.6 7.2-10.2 104 5.4 4.2- 6.7 794 58.1 55.0-61.1
Other arrangement 403 88 18.2 14.1-23.1 45 8.3 5.3-12.8 36 4.9 3.2- 7.3 234 68.6 62.8-73.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,753 481 27.8 25.3-30.4 149 7.2 5.9- 8.7 47 2.5 1.8- 3.5 1,076 62.6 59.8-65.2
Regional City or Suburban County 1,545 467 28.6 26.0-31.4 178 11.1 9.3-13.3 102 6.1 4.8- 7.8 798 54.1 51.1-57.2
Rural 2,423 759 28.6 26.5-30.9 373 14.4 12.6-16.4 211 8.2 6.8- 9.8 1,080 48.8 46.2-51.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,583 510 28.9 26.2-31.8 258 14.4 12.4-16.7 136 7.4 6.0- 9.1 679 49.2 46.1-52.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,771 542 29.2 26.7-31.9 204 11.2 9.4-13.3 140 7.7 6.2- 9.4 885 51.9 49.0-54.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,367 655 27.4 25.3-29.6 238 9.0 7.7-10.6 84 3.2 2.4- 4.3 1,390 60.3 57.9-62.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,786 519 27.3 24.9-29.8 188 10.1 8.4-12.0 73 3.9 2.8- 5.2 1,006 58.8 56.0-61.5
2nd Quartile 1,517 437 29.5 26.8-32.4 166 10.0 8.3-12.1 98 5.5 4.3- 7.0 816 55.0 52.0-58.0
3rd Quartile 1,604 468 27.6 25.0-30.3 193 10.9 9.2-12.9 115 6.9 5.5- 8.7 828 54.6 51.6-57.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 814 283 29.5 25.6-33.7 153 16.4 13.3-20.0 74 7.9 5.9-10.5 304 46.3 41.5-51.1

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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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