2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 6 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 6 544 176 29.4 25.0-34.3 368 70.6 65.7-75.0
GENDER
Male 242 75 30.2 23.2-38.2 167 69.8 61.8-76.8
Female 302 101 28.6 23.3-34.6 201 71.4 65.4-76.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 281 113 35.8 29.5-42.6 168 64.2 57.4-70.5
Non-Hispanic Black 175 43 20.2 13.9-28.4 132 79.8 71.6-86.1
Other 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 194 47 22.6 16.3-30.6 147 77.4 69.4-83.7
45-64 173 64 36.7 28.4-45.8 109 63.3 54.2-71.6
65+ 166 59 32.5 24.7-41.4 107 67.5 58.6-75.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 183 27 12.9 7.7-20.9 156 87.1 79.1-92.3
Some Post-H.S. 175 58 33.4 25.8-42.0 117 66.6 58.0-74.2
College Graduate 185 90 47.4 39.2-55.7 95 52.6 44.3-60.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 249 48 17.9 12.5-24.9 201 82.1 75.1-87.5
$50,000+ 194 94 41.4 33.9-49.3 100 58.6 50.7-66.1
Don't know/Not Sure 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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