2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

Oral Health

In the past year, have you had a dentist or dental hygienist check for oral cancer by pulling on your tongue with gauze wrapped around it,
feeling under the tongue and inside the cheeks, and checking the back of your throat?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,632 1,681 34.9 33.2-36.7 2,951 65.1 63.3-66.8
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 551 185 31.2 26.8-36.0 366 68.8 64.0-73.2
Region 3 536 201 34.0 29.5-38.9 335 66.0 61.1-70.5
Region 4 691 255 36.7 32.5-41.1 436 63.3 58.9-67.5
Region 5 547 230 39.1 34.4-44.0 317 60.9 56.0-65.6
Region 6 544 176 29.4 25.0-34.3 368 70.6 65.7-75.0
Region 7 588 236 40.7 36.0-45.5 352 59.3 54.5-64.0
Region 8 730 244 29.7 25.7-34.0 486 70.3 66.0-74.3
Region 9 & 10 445 154 31.6 26.8-36.9 291 68.4 63.1-73.2
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,715 566 30.7 27.9-33.6 1,149 69.3 66.4-72.1
Piedmont 2,201 873 38.2 35.8-40.7 1,328 61.8 59.3-64.2
Western NC 716 242 30.4 26.6-34.6 474 69.6 65.4-73.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 457 165 34.3 29.5-39.5 292 65.7 60.5-70.5
Northwest 790 278 31.3 27.5-35.4 512 68.7 64.6-72.5
Charlotte 541 203 38.2 33.5-43.2 338 61.8 56.8-66.5
Greensboro 412 176 37.9 32.6-43.6 236 62.1 56.4-67.4
Southern Regional 762 221 26.5 22.6-30.8 541 73.5 69.2-77.4
Southeast 370 154 36.5 30.9-42.6 216 63.5 57.4-69.1
Wake 694 282 41.1 36.8-45.5 412 58.9 54.5-63.2
Area L & Eastern 606 202 30.3 25.9-35.0 404 69.7 65.0-74.1
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 551 185 31.1 26.7-36.0 366 68.9 64.0-73.3
Region 2 783 298 34.6 30.8-38.7 485 65.4 61.3-69.2
Region 3 701 260 36.6 32.5-40.8 441 63.4 59.2-67.5
Region 4 851 363 41.6 37.7-45.6 488 58.4 54.4-62.3
Region 5 1,149 376 29.8 26.6-33.1 773 70.2 66.9-73.4
Region 6 597 199 28.9 24.8-33.5 398 71.1 66.5-75.2

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See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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.

^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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