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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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 11,712 7,783 64.9 63.8-66.0 1,189 11.1 10.3-11.9 1,069 9.9 9.2-10.7 1,536 12.7 11.9-13.5 135 1.4 1.1- 1.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 383 274 69.0 62.7-74.7 26 7.6 4.9-11.7 35 10.3 7.0-14.9 45 12.4 8.5-17.6 *** *** ***
Cumberland 442 303 65.7 60.0-71.1 47 13.1 9.5-17.8 46 10.9 7.8-15.2 40 8.6 5.9-12.4 *** *** ***
Durham 454 352 71.6 65.7-76.8 38 11.1 7.8-15.5 30 9.5 6.3-14.1 33 7.4 4.7-11.4 *** *** ***
Forsyth 419 286 65.1 59.1-70.7 41 9.5 6.5-13.7 38 9.7 6.7-13.9 49 13.7 10.1-18.4 *** *** ***
Gaston 365 214 58.3 51.1-65.2 42 15.9 11.0-22.5 35 8.3 5.4-12.4 70 16.0 11.6-21.7 *** *** ***
Guilford 501 318 59.4 53.8-64.8 65 14.5 11.0-18.9 58 12.6 9.4-16.6 54 10.7 7.5-15.1 *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 673 456 67.0 62.5-71.2 73 11.2 8.6-14.4 64 10.3 7.7-13.7 76 10.9 8.4-14.1 *** *** ***
New Hanover 394 301 74.5 67.8-80.3 28 9.2 5.5-14.9 24 5.1 2.8- 9.1 39 10.5 7.1-15.4 *** *** ***
Union 383 269 66.8 59.2-73.5 42 10.0 6.4-15.4 21 6.4 3.7-10.7 49 15.8 10.7-22.6 *** *** ***
Wake 691 494 73.4 69.3-77.1 71 9.6 7.2-12.6 56 7.3 5.5- 9.8 60 8.8 6.5-11.7 *** *** ***
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,859 2,554 64.6 62.5-66.6 393 10.9 9.7-12.3 351 9.5 8.4-10.9 518 13.7 12.3-15.2 43 1.3 0.9- 1.9
Piedmont 6,269 4,190 65.8 64.2-67.3 651 11.2 10.2-12.3 574 10.0 9.0-11.0 782 11.7 10.8-12.8 72 1.3 1.0- 1.7
Western NC 1,584 1,039 61.9 58.7-65.1 145 11.1 9.0-13.7 144 10.5 8.7-12.7 236 14.5 12.4-16.9 20 2.0 1.1- 3.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,085 700 61.4 57.3-65.3 103 11.9 9.2-15.2 111 11.3 9.1-13.9 158 13.6 11.2-16.5 *** *** ***
Northwest 1,874 1,228 63.2 60.3-65.9 185 10.6 8.9-12.5 167 10.0 8.4-12.0 263 14.2 12.3-16.3 31 2.0 1.3- 3.1
Charlotte 1,909 1,260 65.2 62.2-68.1 210 12.2 10.2-14.5 165 9.8 8.0-12.0 256 11.9 10.2-13.9 18 0.9 0.5- 1.5
Greensboro 1,327 862 62.5 59.0-65.8 142 11.6 9.4-14.1 146 12.1 10.1-14.6 164 12.0 10.0-14.5 *** *** ***
Southern Regional 1,535 994 63.9 60.5-67.2 144 10.0 8.1-12.4 174 12.6 10.3-15.2 204 11.8 9.9-14.2 *** *** ***
Southeast 733 530 70.0 65.3-74.3 55 8.4 6.0-11.7 54 7.4 5.3-10.4 87 13.0 9.9-16.7 *** *** ***
Wake 1,660 1,167 69.5 66.6-72.3 173 10.9 9.1-13.1 130 8.5 7.0-10.3 173 10.1 8.4-12.1 17 0.9 0.6- 1.5
Area L 395 258 64.8 58.4-70.6 41 11.1 7.4-16.3 27 6.2 4.0- 9.5 62 16.7 12.2-22.4 *** *** ***
Eastern 1,194 784 63.9 60.4-67.2 136 11.6 9.5-14.0 95 8.8 6.9-11.1 169 14.7 12.3-17.4 *** *** ***

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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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