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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 2,000 553 25.9 23.6-28.3 215 9.8 8.4-11.5 128 6.5 5.2- 8.2 1,104 57.7 55.0-60.4
Non-Hispanic Black 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
Other 80 25 18.1 11.2-27.9 *** *** *** 12 13.4 6.7-25.0 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 579 107 18.8 15.3-23.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 461 79.2 75.0-82.9
35-44 425 136 29.9 25.0-35.2 27 8.3 5.3-12.8 12 2.1 1.1- 4.1 250 59.7 54.0-65.2
45-54 486 152 30.7 26.0-36.0 52 9.1 6.6-12.3 16 3.8 1.9- 7.3 266 56.4 51.1-61.6
55-64 570 181 32.5 27.7-37.7 73 14.0 10.2-18.8 47 8.3 5.7-11.9 269 45.2 40.1-50.5
65-74 592 225 40.5 35.6-45.6 119 18.7 15.1-22.9 61 10.8 7.7-14.9 187 30.0 25.8-34.5
75+ 402 125 30.1 24.6-36.3 92 23.3 18.1-29.5 68 22.1 16.2-29.3 117 24.4 19.1-30.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 278 95 33.7 27.1-41.0 67 22.8 17.1-29.7 56 18.3 13.0-25.3 60 25.2 19.1-32.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 727 239 31.6 27.5-36.1 128 13.8 10.9-17.4 82 9.1 6.9-12.0 278 45.4 40.8-50.1
Some Post-H.S. 904 305 31.5 28.0-35.2 110 9.0 7.2-11.2 53 4.3 3.1- 5.9 436 55.2 51.3-59.1
College Graduate 1,213 312 22.0 19.4-24.8 73 4.1 3.0- 5.6 19 0.8 0.5- 1.4 809 73.1 70.1-75.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 325 92 27.7 21.6-34.8 71 17.0 12.6-22.6 61 13.8 9.9-19.0 101 41.4 34.3-48.9
$15,000- 24,999 432 156 33.2 27.8-39.0 65 15.3 10.9-21.0 49 10.8 7.3-15.8 162 40.8 34.8-47.0
$25,000- 34,999 255 88 28.0 21.9-35.2 55 19.8 14.3-26.8 15 8.4 4.5-15.4 97 43.7 35.9-51.9
$35,000- 49,999 371 126 34.7 29.0-40.9 39 9.1 6.1-13.4 11 2.6 0.9- 6.8 195 53.7 47.3-59.9
$50,000- 74,999 332 97 29.0 23.2-35.6 25 6.6 4.1-10.4 *** *** *** 206 63.1 56.3-69.3
$75,000+ 746 181 22.6 19.2-26.4 33 3.2 2.0- 5.1 *** *** *** 527 73.8 69.8-77.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 924 307 32.9 29.1-36.9 215 20.0 17.0-23.3 126 13.6 10.8-17.1 276 33.5 29.6-37.6
No 2,092 613 27.4 25.1-29.8 157 6.7 5.4- 8.3 79 3.3 2.5- 4.4 1,243 62.6 60.0-65.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 97 *** *** *** 12 14.1 7.5-24.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,004 914 28.7 26.8-30.8 365 10.3 9.0-11.8 205 6.3 5.2- 7.5 1,520 54.7 52.5-56.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 910 245 28.1 24.7-31.9 77 7.0 5.2- 9.4 24 2.5 1.6- 4.1 564 62.3 58.4-66.1
Regional City or Suburban County 863 269 29.3 25.7-33.1 97 10.9 8.4-14.2 59 6.3 4.5- 8.7 438 53.5 49.3-57.7
Rural 1,356 437 29.5 26.5-32.6 205 13.0 11.0-15.3 128 9.3 7.3-11.8 586 48.2 44.7-51.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,460 398 25.8 23.2-28.6 82 5.3 4.0- 7.0 39 2.1 1.3- 3.2 941 66.8 63.8-69.6
Unemployed 197 69 32.5 25.0-41.0 22 13.1 7.4-22.2 *** *** *** 97 50.7 42.0-59.3
Retired 903 333 37.9 33.8-42.1 181 18.5 15.4-22.0 92 13.2 10.0-17.3 297 30.4 26.7-34.4
Unable to Work 235 58 23.5 17.7-30.6 77 32.2 25.1-40.4 58 23.3 17.1-30.8 42 21.0 14.5-29.3
Other not in Labor Force 286 79 25.4 19.7-32.1 15 4.1 2.2- 7.7 *** *** *** 182 68.2 61.3-74.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 113 *** *** *** 23 13.5 8.1-21.8 19 16.3 9.2-27.2 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 304 101 30.9 24.8-37.7 64 21.1 15.2-28.5 46 11.1 7.8-15.7 93 36.9 29.8-44.6
101% to 150% 325 107 28.3 22.8-34.6 53 15.2 10.8-20.8 31 10.5 6.4-16.6 134 46.0 39.2-53.0
151% to 200% 289 96 29.7 23.7-36.5 40 11.7 7.9-17.0 21 5.4 2.7-10.5 132 53.2 45.9-60.4
More than 200% 1,364 382 26.9 24.1-30.0 105 6.0 4.7- 7.7 24 1.8 1.1- 3.2 853 65.2 62.0-68.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 879 296 30.4 26.7-34.3 147 14.7 12.1-17.8 81 7.7 5.9-10.1 355 47.2 42.9-51.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 990 315 30.6 27.2-34.3 109 9.4 7.4-11.8 76 8.0 5.9-10.7 490 52.0 48.1-55.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,260 340 27.0 24.1-30.1 123 9.0 7.1-11.3 54 3.9 2.7- 5.5 743 60.1 56.7-63.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 965 266 26.0 22.8-29.4 100 10.6 8.1-13.8 40 3.6 2.3- 5.4 559 59.8 56.0-63.6
2nd Quartile 828 234 29.8 26.0-33.8 85 7.8 6.1-10.0 61 6.6 4.7- 9.0 448 55.9 51.7-59.9
3rd Quartile 890 289 30.6 27.0-34.5 106 10.8 8.5-13.7 65 7.2 5.2-10.0 430 51.3 47.2-55.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 446 162 30.6 25.2-36.6 88 17.0 13.0-22.1 45 8.9 6.1-13.0 151 43.4 36.9-50.1

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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 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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