2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 4,632 1,681 34.9 33.2-36.7 2,951 65.1 63.3-66.8
GENDER
Male 2,050 688 32.1 29.6-34.6 1,362 67.9 65.4-70.4
Female 2,582 993 37.5 35.1-39.8 1,589 62.5 60.2-64.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,008 1,611 39.2 37.3-41.1 2,397 60.8 58.9-62.7
No 610 70 10.6 8.0-13.8 540 89.4 86.2-92.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,170 470 37.9 34.6-41.4 700 62.1 58.6-65.4
Overweight 1,529 580 35.5 32.6-38.6 949 64.5 61.4-67.4
Obese 1,462 471 33.7 30.7-36.9 991 66.3 63.1-69.3
Current Smoker
Yes 733 160 22.6 19.1-26.6 573 77.4 73.4-80.9
No 3,876 1,508 37.4 35.5-39.3 2,368 62.6 60.7-64.5
History of CVD**
Yes 531 159 27.3 22.9-32.2 372 72.7 67.8-77.1
No 4,063 1,512 36.0 34.1-37.8 2,551 64.0 62.2-65.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 530 170 31.9 27.4-36.8 360 68.1 63.2-72.6
No 3,887 1,452 35.9 34.0-37.8 2,435 64.1 62.2-66.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 234 101 40.2 33.0-47.9 133 59.8 52.1-67.0
No 4,171 1,522 35.3 33.5-37.1 2,649 64.7 62.9-66.5
COPD
Yes 365 99 32.2 26.1-39.1 266 67.8 60.9-73.9
No 4,255 1,579 35.2 33.4-37.0 2,676 64.8 63.0-66.6
Current Asthma
Yes 390 124 33.1 27.5-39.2 266 66.9 60.8-72.5
No 4,221 1,551 35.1 33.4-36.9 2,670 64.9 63.1-66.6
Diabetes
Yes 668 205 29.2 25.0-33.8 463 70.8 66.2-75.0
No 3,954 1,475 35.9 34.0-37.8 2,479 64.1 62.2-66.0
Functional Disability
Yes 1,426 410 27.5 24.6-30.5 1,016 72.5 69.5-75.4
No 3,190 1,264 38.1 36.0-40.1 1,926 61.9 59.9-64.0
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,469 520 35.4 32.3-38.6 949 64.6 61.4-67.7
No 3,160 1,160 34.8 32.8-36.9 2,000 65.2 63.1-67.2

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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