2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Oral Health

How many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease?
Do not include teeth lost for other reasons, such as injury or orthodontics.

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  Total
Respond.^
1 to 5 6 or more but not all All None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,721 1,707 28.3 26.9-29.8 700 10.9 9.9-12.0 360 5.6 4.9- 6.4 2,954 55.2 53.6-56.7
-Western 855 244 26.2 22.9-29.8 125 15.0 12.2-18.2 74 8.8 6.7-11.6 412 50.0 45.9-54.0
GENDER
Male 368 114 29.2 24.1-35.0 56 15.8 11.8-20.9 26 7.1 4.7-10.8 172 47.8 41.8-53.9
Female 487 130 23.4 19.5-28.0 69 14.2 10.7-18.6 48 10.4 7.2-14.8 240 52.0 46.4-57.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 709 193 25.4 21.9-29.2 105 14.9 12.0-18.3 64 9.1 6.8-12.2 347 50.6 46.2-55.0
Non-Hispanic Black 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 119 42 33.4 24.2-44.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 162 34 19.6 13.8-27.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 124 78.6 70.9-84.7
35-44 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 116 33 24.1 16.7-33.6 14 10.3 5.8-17.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 157 45 26.6 19.6-35.1 25 21.6 14.1-31.6 19 12.4 7.5-19.6 68 39.4 30.7-48.9
65-74 177 59 34.1 25.8-43.4 42 28.5 20.6-38.0 17 10.3 6.0-17.2 59 27.1 20.5-34.9
75+ 120 30 24.0 15.7-34.8 30 25.9 17.4-36.7 *** *** *** 33 22.7 14.9-33.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 99 22 19.4 11.4-31.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 225 70 28.5 22.3-35.6 44 18.0 12.8-24.7 21 6.9 4.2-11.1 90 46.6 38.8-54.7
Some Post-H.S. 248 67 26.0 20.3-32.7 43 15.0 10.8-20.6 21 5.9 3.7- 9.2 117 53.0 45.8-60.1
College Graduate 281 85 28.4 23.0-34.4 18 5.1 3.1- 8.4 *** *** *** 175 65.8 59.5-71.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 281 76 23.3 18.3-29.2 72 27.4 21.2-34.6 52 18.2 13.4-24.2 81 31.1 24.9-38.1
No 552 159 26.8 22.6-31.4 51 9.3 6.8-12.5 22 4.6 2.6- 8.0 320 59.3 54.2-64.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 93 29 27.2 18.2-38.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 755 213 26.1 22.6-29.9 106 14.2 11.4-17.6 67 9.3 6.9-12.4 369 50.4 46.0-54.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 417 126 28.0 23.3-33.3 37 10.6 7.3-15.1 *** *** *** 239 57.4 51.5-63.1
Unemployed 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 254 84 33.5 26.7-41.1 55 22.5 16.8-29.6 37 17.6 12.4-24.6 78 26.3 20.3-33.4
Unable to Work 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 50 82.7 71.7-90.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 18.9 11.0-30.3 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 141 38 26.8 18.5-37.2 22 17.9 10.9-28.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 79 25 23.2 14.6-34.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 118 32 20.0 13.7-28.2 16 12.9 7.5-21.2 *** *** *** 60 59.5 49.2-69.0
$50,000- 74,999 103 *** *** *** 14 15.9 9.1-26.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 177 52 27.0 20.3-35.0 19 10.7 6.3-17.7 *** *** *** 105 61.7 53.1-69.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 17.2 10.0-27.9 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 20 17.2 10.8-26.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 377 114 28.2 23.2-33.9 55 15.0 11.1-19.9 *** *** *** 196 53.5 47.4-59.4
HOUSING
Own 594 181 27.9 24.0-32.3 96 16.9 13.5-21.0 51 9.7 7.0-13.4 266 45.4 40.6-50.3
Rent 198 57 25.2 19.0-32.6 24 12.4 7.6-19.7 18 6.9 4.2-11.2 99 55.5 47.1-63.5
Other arrangement 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 41 83.3 71.3-91.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 268 96 32.5 26.5-39.0 29 11.5 7.6-17.0 13 4.0 2.2- 7.1 130 52.0 45.0-59.0
Rural 587 148 23.8 20.0-28.2 96 16.3 12.9-20.4 61 10.7 7.9-14.4 282 49.2 44.2-54.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 173 41 20.5 14.7-28.0 32 18.5 12.4-26.8 21 13.4 8.5-20.5 79 47.5 38.8-56.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 316 83 25.5 19.9-32.0 52 16.7 12.1-22.6 31 9.7 6.0-15.4 150 48.1 41.1-55.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 366 120 30.1 25.1-35.6 41 11.3 8.0-15.7 22 5.4 3.3- 8.7 183 53.2 47.2-59.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 467 144 28.4 24.1-33.2 59 13.5 10.1-17.9 27 5.5 3.5- 8.4 237 52.6 47.2-57.9
2nd Quartile 159 44 24.5 17.4-33.3 22 14.4 8.7-22.7 15 10.2 5.8-17.2 78 51.0 41.4-60.5
3rd Quartile 229 56 23.5 17.3-31.2 44 18.1 12.8-25.1 32 14.0 8.8-21.5 97 44.4 36.4-52.7

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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.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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