2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 4,632 1,681 34.9 33.2-36.7 2,951 65.1 63.3-66.8
-Piedmont NC 2,201 873 38.2 35.8-40.7 1,328 61.8 59.3-64.2
GENDER
Male 987 353 34.9 31.5-38.6 634 65.1 61.4-68.5
Female 1,214 520 41.1 37.8-44.5 694 58.9 55.5-62.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,411 684 45.9 42.8-49.0 727 54.1 51.0-57.2
Non-Hispanic Black 441 125 30.5 25.4-36.1 316 69.5 63.9-74.6
Other 349 64 16.8 12.7-21.9 285 83.2 78.1-87.3
AGE
18-34 422 92 21.7 17.5-26.5 330 78.3 73.5-82.5
35-44 319 118 39.1 32.9-45.7 201 60.9 54.3-67.1
45-54 395 166 41.9 36.3-47.8 229 58.1 52.2-63.7
55-64 395 179 45.0 39.4-50.9 216 55.0 49.1-60.6
65-74 381 178 52.0 46.0-58.1 203 48.0 41.9-54.0
75+ 247 115 41.7 34.0-49.9 132 58.3 50.1-66.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 200 23 14.3 9.0-22.2 177 85.7 77.8-91.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 519 111 22.7 18.6-27.2 408 77.3 72.8-81.4
Some Post-H.S. 564 218 41.1 36.4-45.9 346 58.9 54.1-63.6
College Graduate 913 518 56.8 53.1-60.4 395 43.2 39.6-46.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 595 191 30.6 26.2-35.4 404 69.4 64.6-73.8
No 1,594 676 41.1 38.3-44.0 918 58.9 56.0-61.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 213 93 41.0 33.2-49.1 120 59.0 50.9-66.8
Non-Veteran 1,982 778 37.9 35.4-40.5 1,204 62.1 59.5-64.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,217 496 39.5 36.4-42.8 721 60.5 57.2-63.6
Unemployed 132 34 24.1 16.4-33.9 98 75.9 66.1-83.6
Retired 562 260 46.9 41.7-52.2 302 53.1 47.8-58.3
Unable to Work 138 31 23.9 16.2-33.7 107 76.1 66.3-83.8
Other not in Labor Force 138 47 33.0 24.4-42.9 91 67.0 57.1-75.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 133 18 17.5 10.2-28.5 115 82.5 71.5-89.8
$15,000- 24,999 277 56 22.2 16.4-29.2 221 77.8 70.8-83.6
$25,000- 34,999 173 43 22.4 15.6-31.0 130 77.6 69.0-84.4
$35,000- 49,999 234 84 35.3 28.4-42.9 150 64.7 57.1-71.6
$50,000- 74,999 267 122 43.6 36.6-50.9 145 56.4 49.1-63.4
$75,000+ 674 393 56.4 52.0-60.7 281 43.6 39.3-48.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 182 20 11.5 6.6-19.2 162 88.5 80.8-93.4
101% to 150% 212 46 22.9 16.4-31.0 166 77.1 69.0-83.6
151% to 200% 178 55 32.8 24.8-41.9 123 67.2 58.1-75.2
More than 200% 1,117 585 50.8 47.4-54.3 532 49.2 45.7-52.6
HOUSING
Own 1,442 715 46.8 43.7-49.9 727 53.2 50.1-56.3
Rent 583 115 19.7 16.1-23.9 468 80.3 76.1-83.9
Other arrangement 154 31 19.5 12.9-28.5 123 80.5 71.5-87.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,147 466 39.3 36.0-42.7 681 60.7 57.3-64.0
Regional City or Suburban County 560 215 36.2 31.6-41.0 345 63.8 59.0-68.4
Rural 494 192 38.5 33.2-44.1 302 61.5 55.9-66.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 977 362 35.3 31.7-39.0 615 64.7 61.0-68.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,135 476 40.8 37.5-44.2 659 59.2 55.8-62.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 695 296 41.1 36.9-45.5 399 58.9 54.5-63.1
2nd Quartile 872 331 37.4 33.7-41.4 541 62.6 58.6-66.3
3rd Quartile 563 220 36.5 31.8-41.4 343 63.5 58.6-68.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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