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
-MALES 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
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,653 450 25.9 23.5-28.4 192 11.2 9.5-13.2 103 5.6 4.4- 7.0 908 57.3 54.5-60.1
Non-Hispanic Black 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
Other 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 603 91 15.7 12.6-19.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 500 82.6 78.9-85.8
35-44 367 95 26.0 20.9-31.9 14 4.7 2.0-10.6 *** *** *** 257 69.0 62.6-74.7
45-54 431 152 36.2 31.0-41.8 48 13.3 9.4-18.6 *** *** *** 221 48.2 42.5-53.9
55-64 453 168 38.8 33.6-44.4 84 18.4 14.5-23.1 37 8.1 5.4-12.1 164 34.6 29.7-39.9
65-74 442 159 34.9 29.6-40.7 95 23.9 19.1-29.4 52 13.4 9.7-18.2 136 27.8 23.1-33.0
75+ 253 84 29.0 22.9-36.1 68 30.3 23.5-38.2 46 20.9 15.1-28.0 55 19.8 14.6-26.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 252 86 32.4 25.6-40.1 49 19.6 13.6-27.3 37 14.3 9.8-20.4 80 33.7 26.7-41.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 715 210 26.4 22.9-30.2 118 14.3 11.7-17.4 62 6.7 5.0- 8.8 325 52.6 48.3-56.9
Some Post-H.S. 672 219 31.6 27.6-35.8 101 12.2 9.7-15.2 33 2.9 1.9- 4.4 319 53.4 48.9-57.8
College Graduate 939 239 22.7 19.8-25.8 53 4.1 3.0- 5.6 17 1.4 0.8- 2.4 630 71.9 68.5-75.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 175 43 23.7 16.6-32.5 35 18.8 11.5-29.1 27 13.0 7.9-20.5 70 44.6 35.2-54.4
$15,000- 24,999 326 97 29.8 23.9-36.4 63 18.2 13.6-23.9 38 12.5 8.6-17.8 128 39.6 33.1-46.3
$25,000- 34,999 213 65 30.5 23.2-38.9 29 11.7 7.4-17.9 16 6.1 3.1-11.5 103 51.7 43.3-60.1
$35,000- 49,999 268 76 27.8 21.9-34.6 45 14.6 10.4-20.0 20 5.7 3.4- 9.4 127 52.0 44.7-59.2
$50,000- 74,999 344 121 35.3 29.5-41.5 40 11.6 8.2-16.2 13 3.1 1.6- 5.9 170 50.0 43.7-56.3
$75,000+ 805 220 24.5 21.2-28.0 60 7.0 5.2- 9.3 *** *** *** 516 67.7 63.8-71.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 692 226 30.4 26.4-34.8 154 22.9 18.9-27.5 94 12.0 9.4-15.3 218 34.6 30.2-39.4
No 1,795 499 26.4 24.0-28.9 157 7.7 6.4- 9.2 46 2.5 1.8- 3.6 1,093 63.4 60.7-66.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 636 193 29.3 25.2-33.8 107 16.7 13.4-20.7 58 8.1 5.8-11.2 278 45.9 41.1-50.8
Non-Veteran 1,936 560 27.3 25.0-29.7 213 10.1 8.6-12.0 89 4.3 3.3- 5.4 1,074 58.3 55.6-60.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 843 236 27.4 23.9-31.1 72 7.3 5.6- 9.5 23 2.5 1.5- 4.0 512 62.9 58.9-66.6
Regional City or Suburban County 682 198 27.9 24.1-32.1 81 11.3 8.8-14.4 43 6.0 4.1- 8.5 360 54.8 50.3-59.2
Rural 1,067 322 27.8 24.6-31.1 168 15.9 13.0-19.3 83 7.0 5.4- 9.0 494 49.3 45.5-53.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,541 448 28.6 26.1-31.4 100 6.2 4.9- 7.7 24 1.4 0.9- 2.3 969 63.7 60.9-66.5
Unemployed 144 46 29.6 21.5-39.2 20 15.4 7.9-27.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 602 208 33.0 28.4-37.9 142 25.6 21.4-30.4 80 15.9 12.4-20.3 172 25.5 21.5-29.9
Unable to Work 181 41 20.3 14.1-28.3 54 30.3 22.3-39.9 40 18.5 12.5-26.4 46 30.9 22.8-40.3
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 72 91.4 81.5-96.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 210 58 27.1 19.9-35.6 38 17.3 10.9-26.5 26 11.4 6.9-18.2 88 44.2 35.4-53.3
101% to 150% 255 83 31.6 24.9-39.0 42 14.9 10.4-21.1 28 9.7 6.1-15.1 102 43.8 36.2-51.7
151% to 200% 197 53 24.4 17.9-32.3 28 13.9 9.0-20.7 14 8.2 4.2-15.3 102 53.5 44.9-62.0
More than 200% 1,357 397 27.6 24.9-30.5 149 9.9 8.3-11.9 46 2.7 1.9- 3.8 765 59.8 56.7-62.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 704 214 27.5 23.7-31.6 111 14.1 11.2-17.5 55 7.1 5.2- 9.7 324 51.4 46.7-56.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 781 227 27.6 24.0-31.6 95 13.3 10.3-17.1 64 7.3 5.5- 9.7 395 51.7 47.3-56.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,107 315 27.8 24.8-31.0 115 9.1 7.4-11.2 30 2.5 1.6- 4.1 647 60.6 57.1-63.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 821 253 28.7 25.2-32.4 88 9.6 7.6-12.0 33 4.1 2.6- 6.4 447 57.6 53.6-61.6
2nd Quartile 689 203 29.3 25.4-33.4 81 12.4 9.5-16.1 37 4.2 2.9- 6.1 368 54.1 49.6-58.5
3rd Quartile 714 179 24.1 20.6-28.1 87 11.0 8.6-13.9 50 6.5 4.7- 9.0 398 58.3 53.9-62.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 368 121 28.4 23.0-34.4 65 15.7 11.5-21.2 29 6.9 4.3-10.8 153 49.0 42.2-56.0

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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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