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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Northeastern Partnership**

Oral Health

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5 or more years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,873 10,059 67.5 66.6-68.5 1,605 10.9 10.3-11.6 1,067 7.4 6.9- 8.0 1,993 12.9 12.2-13.6 149 1.2 1.0- 1.5
-Northeastern Partnership 987 600 59.5 55.6-63.2 109 12.1 9.8-14.7 96 11.4 8.6-14.8 176 16.4 14.0-19.2 6 0.7 0.2- 2.3
GENDER
Male 340 201 56.5 50.0-62.9 46 13.4 9.8-18.0 37 14.2 9.3-21.1 54 14.8 11.1-19.5 2 1.1 0.2- 5.1
Female 647 399 62.1 57.7-66.2 63 10.9 8.3-14.2 59 8.9 6.7-11.6 122 17.8 14.8-21.4 4 0.3 0.1- 0.8
RACE
White 573 384 65.7 61.0-70.1 50 10.0 7.4-13.4 46 9.5 6.8-13.1 90 14.6 11.6-18.2 3 0.2 0.1- 0.7
African American 370 193 51.1 44.6-57.5 53 15.6 11.6-20.7 46 14.2 9.0-21.6 76 18.7 14.5-23.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9
Other Minorities 1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 37 17 47.7 27.1-69.1 3 10.7 3.4-29.1 8 16.6 6.3-37.1 9 25.0 12.0-45.0 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 124 84 63.9 53.2-73.4 14 12.7 6.9-22.1 13 12.1 6.3-21.9 13 11.3 6.4-19.3 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 157 102 58.5 47.5-68.7 18 11.6 7.1-18.6 10 12.1 4.6-28.1 26 15.8 10.2-23.6 1 2.0 0.3-12.9
45-54 197 126 64.3 56.3-71.6 25 13.4 8.8-19.9 22 12.1 7.6-18.6 24 10.2 6.4-15.7 0 0.0 . - .
55-64 200 127 61.4 53.6-68.7 26 13.7 9.1-20.2 20 9.8 6.1-15.4 27 15.0 10.1-21.8 0 0.0 . - .
65-74 158 89 58.3 49.4-66.7 13 9.6 5.3-16.7 18 11.9 7.1-19.1 35 18.8 13.0-26.3 3 1.5 0.4- 5.2
75+ 113 55 46.7 36.8-56.9 10 9.9 4.8-19.1 5 5.7 2.3-13.4 41 36.6 27.4-46.8 2 1.1 0.3- 4.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 215 84 41.1 32.8-49.8 24 11.3 7.2-17.2 23 9.7 6.2-14.9 80 35.2 28.0-43.3 4 2.8 0.7-10.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 350 206 54.9 47.9-61.6 50 14.7 10.9-19.6 45 18.0 11.9-26.2 47 12.2 8.8-16.8 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9
Some Post-H.S. 228 144 61.8 54.2-68.9 24 12.3 7.8-18.9 22 10.3 6.5-15.9 38 15.5 11.0-21.4 0 0.0 . - .
College Graduate 194 166 86.1 79.8-90.7 11 7.7 4.2-13.8 6 2.1 0.9- 5.0 11 4.0 2.1- 7.6 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 168 70 38.6 30.5-47.3 25 16.8 10.9-24.8 27 16.0 10.6-23.3 45 25.8 19.0-34.0 1 2.9 0.4-17.6
$15,000- 24,999 192 104 51.3 41.1-61.4 19 10.7 6.6-17.0 20 14.9 6.8-29.5 49 23.1 16.6-31.2 0 0.0 . - .
$25,000- 34,999 102 60 55.9 45.0-66.3 14 16.5 9.7-26.6 12 10.3 5.5-18.7 16 17.3 10.4-27.2 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 130 103 78.7 69.7-85.6 12 10.6 5.7-18.6 8 6.4 3.0-13.0 7 4.3 1.9- 9.7 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 87 61 66.6 54.6-76.8 8 10.2 4.8-20.2 5 9.6 4.1-20.9 13 13.6 7.5-23.5 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 83 72 86.1 75.4-92.6 3 4.2 1.3-12.2 4 5.7 1.8-16.2 4 4.1 1.5-10.9 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 376 196 53.5 47.4-59.6 39 10.7 7.6-15.0 51 14.6 10.9-19.3 87 20.8 16.6-25.8 3 0.4 0.1- 1.1
No 577 379 63.2 58.4-67.7 68 13.1 10.2-16.8 42 8.3 5.8-11.8 85 14.5 11.4-18.1 3 0.9 0.2- 3.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 118 71 57.8 47.8-67.3 16 13.9 8.4-22.0 9 9.8 5.1-18.3 21 17.6 11.1-26.8 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7
Non-Veteran 859 520 59.3 55.1-63.4 92 11.7 9.4-14.7 87 11.8 8.7-15.7 155 16.5 13.9-19.5 5 0.7 0.2- 2.7
Currently Serving 8 7 82.8 36.4-97.6 1 17.2 2.4-63.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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