2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 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 8 730 244 29.7 25.7-34.0 486 70.3 66.0-74.3
GENDER
Male 318 101 27.8 21.8-34.6 217 72.2 65.4-78.2
Female 412 143 31.4 26.3-37.0 269 68.6 63.0-73.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 447 187 35.0 29.9-40.5 260 65.0 59.5-70.1
Non-Hispanic Black 121 27 22.9 14.5-34.3 94 77.1 65.7-85.5
Other 162 30 13.6 8.6-20.9 132 86.4 79.1-91.4
AGE
18-44 203 39 17.2 12.0-23.9 164 82.8 76.1-88.0
45-64 252 96 38.4 31.3-46.1 156 61.6 53.9-68.7
65+ 253 100 39.9 32.2-48.1 153 60.1 51.9-67.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 299 53 13.9 9.9-19.0 246 86.1 81.0-90.1
Some Post-H.S. 210 84 37.5 29.6-46.1 126 62.5 53.9-70.4
College Graduate 213 105 49.0 40.9-57.3 108 51.0 42.7-59.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 335 72 17.4 13.0-22.9 263 82.6 77.1-87.0
$50,000+ 247 126 47.2 39.7-54.9 121 52.8 45.1-60.3
Don't know/Not Sure 148 46 27.4 19.6-36.8 102 72.6 63.2-80.4

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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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