2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 9 & 10 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 9 & 10 445 154 31.6 26.8-36.9 291 68.4 63.1-73.2
GENDER
Male 199 60 24.8 18.5-32.4 139 75.2 67.6-81.5
Female 246 94 38.0 31.0-45.5 152 62.0 54.5-69.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 299 130 39.8 33.6-46.4 169 60.2 53.6-66.4
Non-Hispanic Black 102 19 20.8 12.5-32.5 83 79.2 67.5-87.5
Other 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 109 24 23.7 15.5-34.5 85 76.3 65.5-84.5
45-64 180 68 35.4 28.3-43.2 112 64.6 56.8-71.7
65+ 152 58 35.5 26.7-45.4 94 64.5 54.6-73.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 166 31 17.1 11.5-24.5 135 82.9 75.5-88.5
Some Post-H.S. 140 55 38.0 29.1-47.7 85 62.0 52.3-70.9
College Graduate 137 67 48.8 38.9-58.8 70 51.2 41.2-61.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 169 39 20.8 14.2-29.5 130 79.2 70.5-85.8
$50,000+ 170 83 42.6 34.2-51.3 87 57.4 48.7-65.8
Don't know/Not Sure 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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