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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,942 1,428 27.6 26.1-29.2 626 11.1 10.1-12.2 320 5.9 5.1- 6.7 2,568 55.4 53.7-57.1
No 760 276 32.7 28.8-36.8 74 10.2 7.5-13.7 36 3.8 2.5- 5.7 374 53.4 48.9-57.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,457 364 21.7 19.3-24.2 157 9.6 8.0-11.5 78 4.8 3.7- 6.4 858 63.9 60.9-66.8
Overweight 1,827 551 28.2 25.8-30.8 217 10.2 8.7-12.0 120 6.3 5.0- 7.9 939 55.2 52.4-58.0
Obese 1,705 580 33.1 30.4-35.9 259 13.9 11.9-16.2 113 5.9 4.6- 7.6 753 47.0 44.1-50.0
Current Smoker
Yes 844 261 30.6 26.9-34.5 191 22.0 18.5-25.9 109 10.7 8.5-13.5 283 36.7 32.8-40.8
No 4,634 1,384 27.9 26.3-29.5 489 9.0 8.0-10.0 232 4.6 3.9- 5.5 2,529 58.5 56.7-60.2
History of CVD**
Yes 630 196 31.3 26.8-36.1 184 29.9 25.5-34.7 91 15.0 11.5-19.2 159 23.9 20.1-28.1
No 5,048 1,499 28.0 26.5-29.6 510 8.9 7.9- 9.9 264 4.6 3.9- 5.4 2,775 58.5 56.8-60.2
Binge Drinker
Yes 670 183 25.2 21.6-29.2 46 6.4 4.5- 8.9 21 2.6 1.5- 4.4 420 65.9 61.6-69.9
No 4,590 1,383 28.2 26.6-29.8 603 11.9 10.7-13.1 306 6.2 5.4- 7.2 2,298 53.7 51.9-55.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 299 87 29.0 22.9-35.9 23 6.7 4.1-10.7 *** *** *** 177 60.9 54.0-67.5
No 4,954 1,476 27.6 26.2-29.2 625 11.4 10.3-12.6 313 5.8 5.0- 6.7 2,540 55.1 53.4-56.8
COPD
Yes 423 103 23.2 18.7-28.5 118 27.1 21.8-33.1 107 25.0 19.9-30.9 95 24.7 19.7-30.5
No 5,282 1,602 28.7 27.3-30.3 579 9.7 8.8-10.8 252 4.3 3.6- 5.0 2,849 57.3 55.6-58.9
Current Asthma
Yes 466 134 28.8 23.8-34.3 75 14.0 10.8-18.0 39 6.6 4.5- 9.6 218 50.6 45.0-56.2
No 5,230 1,568 28.3 26.9-29.9 621 10.7 9.6-11.8 319 5.5 4.8- 6.4 2,722 55.5 53.8-57.1
Diabetes
Yes 763 242 33.4 29.3-37.8 195 24.3 20.4-28.6 112 14.8 11.7-18.6 214 27.5 23.8-31.6
No 4,948 1,464 27.7 26.2-29.2 504 9.0 8.1-10.1 247 4.3 3.7- 5.0 2,733 59.0 57.3-60.7
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,729 572 33.2 30.5-36.1 398 22.5 20.1-25.2 232 13.8 11.7-16.2 527 30.4 27.8-33.2
No 3,989 1,135 26.6 25.0-28.3 302 6.8 5.8- 7.9 128 2.7 2.1- 3.3 2,424 64.0 62.1-65.8

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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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