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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 7,138 2,274 29.9 28.6-31.2 1,128 12.8 12.0-13.7 582 6.4 5.8- 7.0 3,154 50.9 49.5-52.3
GENDER
Male 3,067 992 30.4 28.5-32.4 416 10.9 9.7-12.1 253 6.7 5.8- 7.7 1,406 52.0 49.9-54.1
Female 4,071 1,282 29.4 27.8-31.1 712 14.6 13.4-15.9 329 6.1 5.4- 6.9 1,748 49.8 48.0-51.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,845 1,464 27.6 26.1-29.1 715 12.3 11.3-13.4 413 7.0 6.3- 7.9 2,253 53.1 51.4-54.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,355 485 35.5 32.5-38.6 295 16.7 14.7-19.0 124 6.3 5.1- 7.7 451 41.5 38.3-44.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 113 41 30.6 21.9-40.9 22 16.5 10.1-25.7 15 11.4 6.1-20.4 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 251 74 25.7 19.6-33.0 32 7.3 4.6-11.3 16 5.1 2.3-11.0 129 61.9 53.9-69.3
Hispanic 497 184 35.6 31.0-40.5 56 9.6 7.2-12.7 *** *** *** 247 53.4 48.3-58.3
AGE
18-34 1,260 242 18.7 16.4-21.3 36 2.7 1.9- 4.0 *** *** *** 972 77.6 74.9-80.1
35-44 947 343 37.8 34.3-41.4 46 5.3 3.8- 7.2 11 1.9 1.0- 3.6 547 55.0 51.4-58.6
45-54 1,089 372 33.9 30.8-37.1 137 13.1 10.8-15.7 39 3.6 2.5- 5.2 541 49.4 46.0-52.8
55-64 1,498 545 35.4 32.8-38.2 325 22.8 20.4-25.4 121 8.6 7.0-10.4 507 33.2 30.6-36.0
65-74 1,329 461 33.8 30.9-36.7 307 24.8 22.1-27.7 206 17.3 15.0-19.8 355 24.2 21.8-26.8
75+ 918 275 28.3 25.1-31.7 270 30.7 27.3-34.2 187 23.1 19.9-26.7 186 17.9 15.3-20.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 906 258 30.5 26.9-34.2 226 21.9 18.9-25.1 209 18.8 16.1-21.8 213 28.9 25.3-32.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,950 677 32.4 30.0-34.8 413 16.2 14.5-18.0 199 6.7 5.7- 7.8 661 44.8 42.1-47.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,886 642 31.3 28.9-33.7 311 11.8 10.4-13.3 116 3.8 3.1- 4.6 817 53.2 50.6-55.8
College Graduate 2,363 688 24.9 23.0-26.9 173 4.5 3.8- 5.4 54 1.4 1.1- 2.0 1,448 69.1 67.0-71.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 840 227 26.5 23.1-30.2 213 21.1 18.1-24.4 148 13.9 11.5-16.8 252 38.5 34.5-42.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,169 403 33.6 30.3-37.0 241 17.0 14.7-19.6 162 11.0 9.2-13.1 363 38.4 34.9-41.9
$25,000- 34,999 687 234 32.6 28.6-36.9 156 18.4 15.3-22.0 54 6.1 4.5- 8.1 243 42.8 38.4-47.5
$35,000- 49,999 839 307 34.5 30.7-38.5 119 12.9 10.3-16.0 34 3.5 2.2- 5.3 379 49.2 45.0-53.3
$50,000-74,999 781 249 28.9 25.3-32.8 94 9.2 7.2-11.5 30 3.1 2.1- 4.6 408 58.8 54.7-62.9
$75,000+ 1,442 410 25.5 22.9-28.2 71 3.7 2.8- 4.9 20 1.3 0.7- 2.4 941 69.5 66.7-72.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,898 613 32.1 29.6-34.7 511 25.9 23.6-28.4 293 14.2 12.4-16.2 481 27.8 25.3-30.4
No 4,988 1,589 29.5 28.1-31.1 579 9.0 8.2- 9.9 267 3.9 3.4- 4.5 2,553 57.6 55.9-59.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 972 329 32.5 29.0-36.1 167 14.2 12.0-16.7 99 8.8 7.1-11.0 377 44.5 40.7-48.4
Non-Veteran 6,153 1,943 29.6 28.2-31.0 958 12.6 11.7-13.6 482 6.0 5.4- 6.7 2,770 51.8 50.3-53.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,170 1,318 29.8 28.2-31.5 709 14.1 12.9-15.4 409 7.9 7.0- 8.8 1,734 48.2 46.3-50.0
No 2,968 956 30.0 28.1-32.0 419 11.1 9.9-12.4 173 4.4 3.7- 5.2 1,420 54.5 52.3-56.6

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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