2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 1 & 2 Demographics

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
Region 1 & 2 551 185 31.1 26.6-35.9 366 68.9 64.1-73.4
GENDER
Male 239 77 29.5 23.3-36.5 162 70.5 63.5-76.7
Female 312 108 32.5 26.3-39.4 204 67.5 60.6-73.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 449 166 33.3 28.3-38.6 283 66.7 61.4-71.7
Non-Hispanic Black 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 156 28 20.0 12.9-29.7 128 80.0 70.3-87.1
45-64 183 64 34.0 26.5-42.4 119 66.0 57.6-73.5
65+ 198 87 39.7 31.6-48.4 111 60.3 51.6-68.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 222 39 19.2 13.0-27.4 183 80.8 72.6-87.0
Some Post-H.S. 152 50 32.1 24.2-41.1 102 67.9 58.9-75.8
College Graduate 175 96 55.3 47.0-63.4 79 44.7 36.6-53.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 260 64 23.4 17.1-31.1 196 76.6 68.9-82.9
$50,000+ 194 93 45.4 37.3-53.7 101 54.6 46.3-62.7
Don't know/Not Sure 97 28 23.3 15.6-33.3 69 76.7 66.7-84.4

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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.

^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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