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
-Non-Hispanic White 3,653 1,003 25.9 24.2-27.6 407 10.5 9.3-11.8 231 6.1 5.2- 7.1 2,012 57.5 55.6-59.5
GENDER
Male 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
Female 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
AGE
18-34 667 87 13.0 10.4-16.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 566 85.2 81.9-87.9
35-44 410 85 20.6 16.4-25.5 20 5.8 3.4- 9.6 *** *** *** 295 71.6 66.2-76.5
45-54 560 148 27.3 23.3-31.8 51 9.5 6.7-13.4 14 2.6 1.5- 4.6 347 60.5 55.6-65.2
55-64 714 222 32.7 28.6-37.1 93 14.3 11.4-17.9 53 7.6 5.4-10.7 346 45.3 40.9-49.7
65-74 739 274 37.6 33.3-42.0 119 17.7 14.4-21.5 68 11.0 8.2-14.6 278 33.8 29.8-37.9
75+ 501 165 30.4 25.7-35.7 107 23.3 18.8-28.5 80 19.9 15.2-25.7 149 26.3 21.6-31.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 203 50 25.4 18.8-33.2 57 26.6 19.9-34.6 60 26.8 20.0-34.8 36 21.3 15.1-29.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 853 259 27.6 24.3-31.2 143 14.6 12.1-17.5 88 8.3 6.4-10.6 363 49.5 45.5-53.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,060 328 29.6 26.5-32.9 131 9.7 7.9-11.8 61 4.0 2.9- 5.4 540 56.7 53.2-60.2
College Graduate 1,530 366 20.8 18.6-23.1 75 3.7 2.8- 4.8 22 0.9 0.6- 1.5 1,067 74.7 72.2-77.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 241 51 21.5 15.7-28.8 51 19.0 13.7-25.8 53 18.2 12.9-25.1 86 41.3 33.5-49.5
$15,000- 24,999 384 119 28.6 23.3-34.5 70 18.4 14.1-23.7 58 15.5 11.2-21.0 137 37.5 31.6-43.9
$25,000- 34,999 264 81 25.9 20.1-32.7 54 21.2 15.6-28.2 23 9.4 5.8-14.9 106 43.5 36.1-51.2
$35,000- 49,999 412 112 25.9 21.4-31.1 59 12.9 9.5-17.2 21 4.6 2.5- 8.2 220 56.6 50.8-62.2
$50,000- 74,999 486 147 29.8 25.1-34.9 36 7.3 5.1-10.4 *** *** *** 291 60.8 55.5-65.9
$75,000+ 1,199 297 23.1 20.5-26.0 67 4.8 3.6- 6.4 *** *** *** 825 71.5 68.5-74.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,058 333 30.1 26.8-33.6 224 20.8 17.8-24.0 150 14.9 12.2-18.1 351 34.3 30.8-38.0
No 2,484 641 24.0 22.1-26.1 173 6.4 5.3- 7.6 74 2.7 2.0- 3.5 1,596 66.9 64.7-69.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 490 150 29.5 24.9-34.6 72 17.0 13.1-21.7 48 7.5 5.3-10.7 220 46.0 40.7-51.4
Non-Veteran 3,143 847 25.3 23.6-27.2 333 9.5 8.4-10.9 182 5.9 4.9- 7.1 1,781 59.2 57.1-61.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,016 233 22.6 19.8-25.8 75 6.4 4.9- 8.4 23 2.1 1.3- 3.4 685 68.8 65.4-72.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,037 298 27.2 24.1-30.6 103 10.0 8.0-12.4 68 6.7 5.0- 9.0 568 56.1 52.4-59.7
Rural 1,600 472 27.4 24.8-30.1 229 14.1 12.0-16.4 140 8.7 7.0-10.7 759 49.9 46.8-53.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,886 469 24.3 22.2-26.7 106 5.6 4.5- 7.0 38 1.8 1.3- 2.7 1,273 68.2 65.7-70.6
Unemployed 177 44 23.6 17.3-31.4 23 12.7 8.1-19.4 *** *** *** 103 60.6 52.2-68.4
Retired 1,100 394 35.4 31.9-39.0 194 18.2 15.5-21.3 121 13.8 11.0-17.1 391 32.6 29.3-36.2
Unable to Work 229 54 19.6 14.4-26.1 69 32.1 24.6-40.5 56 22.9 16.8-30.5 50 25.3 18.6-33.6
Other not in Labor Force 219 34 16.6 11.4-23.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 165 78.2 71.0-83.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 232 58 26.2 19.7-34.0 56 21.7 16.2-28.4 45 16.1 11.1-22.7 73 36.0 28.3-44.4
101% to 150% 305 88 24.6 19.4-30.6 54 19.4 14.4-25.6 39 13.6 9.0-19.8 124 42.5 35.9-49.3
151% to 200% 314 98 27.2 21.8-33.5 46 13.6 9.7-18.7 24 6.9 4.0-11.5 146 52.3 45.4-59.1
More than 200% 2,016 533 24.8 22.7-27.1 165 7.2 6.0- 8.6 48 2.1 1.5- 3.1 1,270 65.8 63.3-68.2
HOUSING
Own 2,709 788 27.6 25.7-29.6 314 11.5 10.1-13.0 158 6.2 5.1- 7.5 1,449 54.7 52.4-56.9
Rent 701 165 21.4 18.1-25.2 72 7.8 5.9-10.2 54 6.0 4.4- 8.2 410 64.8 60.6-68.7
Other arrangement 217 42 16.1 11.2-22.5 *** *** *** 19 5.5 3.0- 9.6 136 70.7 62.8-77.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 868 250 26.1 22.8-29.8 123 12.5 10.1-15.2 74 7.7 5.9-10.0 421 53.7 49.6-57.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,209 349 27.8 24.8-30.9 133 11.7 9.5-14.3 105 8.5 6.7-10.8 622 52.0 48.6-55.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,576 404 24.3 22.0-26.9 151 8.7 7.2-10.4 52 3.5 2.4- 4.9 969 63.5 60.6-66.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,315 369 25.9 23.2-28.7 129 9.4 7.7-11.5 52 3.9 2.7- 5.6 765 60.8 57.7-63.9
2nd Quartile 979 256 25.6 22.5-29.0 107 10.6 8.5-13.2 70 6.8 5.1- 9.0 546 56.9 53.2-60.6
3rd Quartile 983 252 25.6 22.4-29.0 116 11.4 9.1-14.0 75 7.2 5.3- 9.6 540 55.9 52.1-59.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 376 126 28.3 23.1-34.1 55 11.9 8.7-16.2 34 8.9 6.0-13.1 161 50.9 44.3-57.4

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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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