2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 3 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 3 536 201 34.0 29.5-38.9 335 66.0 61.1-70.5
GENDER
Male 244 82 28.9 22.8-36.0 162 71.1 64.0-77.2
Female 292 119 38.6 32.2-45.4 173 61.4 54.6-67.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 411 181 39.6 34.3-45.2 230 60.4 54.8-65.7
Non-Hispanic Black 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 63 *** *** *** 55 88.6 76.2-95.0
AGE
18-44 148 34 21.1 14.9-29.0 114 78.9 71.0-85.1
45-64 194 79 41.4 33.8-49.4 115 58.6 50.6-66.2
65+ 187 83 41.5 33.5-50.0 104 58.5 50.0-66.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 202 39 17.6 12.5-24.2 163 82.4 75.8-87.5
Some Post-H.S. 162 58 36.7 28.6-45.7 104 63.3 54.3-71.4
College Graduate 172 104 58.2 49.4-66.6 68 41.8 33.4-50.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 227 47 17.4 12.3-23.9 180 82.6 76.1-87.7
$50,000+ 203 113 51.7 43.6-59.7 90 48.3 40.3-56.4
Don't know/Not Sure 106 41 36.0 26.4-46.9 65 64.0 53.1-73.6

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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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