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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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 6,461 4,167 63.6 62.2-65.1 699 11.2 10.2-12.2 699 11.3 10.4-12.4 845 12.9 11.9-13.9 51 1.0 0.7- 1.3
-Eastern NC 2,313 1,472 63.1 60.5-65.6 265 12.1 10.5-14.0 262 11.1 9.6-12.9 300 12.8 11.2-14.7 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 1,077 652 60.3 56.6-64.0 129 12.2 9.8-15.0 127 12.1 9.8-14.8 164 14.8 12.3-17.7 *** *** ***
Female 1,236 820 65.8 62.3-69.1 136 12.1 9.8-14.8 135 10.2 8.2-12.5 136 10.9 8.9-13.3 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,390 947 68.5 65.3-71.5 156 11.7 9.7-14.1 132 9.0 7.3-11.1 154 10.7 8.8-12.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 617 344 54.1 48.9-59.2 77 14.0 10.6-18.3 90 14.7 11.2-18.9 103 16.9 13.3-21.2 *** *** ***
Other 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 480 315 64.4 59.1-69.3 60 13.2 9.7-17.7 58 13.1 9.9-17.2 42 7.9 5.7-11.0 *** *** ***
35-44 297 195 62.8 55.5-69.6 33 11.7 7.9-16.9 30 9.5 6.0-14.7 37 14.6 9.7-21.4 *** *** ***
45-54 357 219 62.7 56.5-68.5 56 14.6 10.9-19.3 42 11.1 7.8-15.5 38 11.2 7.5-16.5 *** *** ***
55-64 491 317 65.1 59.7-70.0 44 10.5 7.4-14.7 58 10.8 7.9-14.6 71 13.5 10.3-17.3 *** *** ***
65-74 441 277 62.0 56.3-67.4 44 9.1 6.5-12.5 51 10.1 7.2-13.9 67 18.0 13.8-23.2 *** *** ***
75+ 231 139 56.5 48.6-64.1 27 12.5 8.1-18.8 21 8.6 5.2-13.9 42 22.1 16.0-29.7 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 253 82 34.3 27.3-42.1 35 12.7 8.5-18.7 46 16.8 11.9-23.2 83 32.3 25.5-40.0 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 718 402 58.8 54.3-63.1 92 13.0 10.2-16.4 99 12.6 9.8-16.0 119 14.8 12.0-18.1 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 696 481 69.5 65.0-73.6 79 13.0 9.9-16.8 73 10.4 7.9-13.5 62 7.1 5.2- 9.6 *** *** ***
College Graduate 639 502 80.7 76.9-84.0 58 8.8 6.6-11.7 44 6.0 4.1- 8.5 35 4.5 3.1- 6.7 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 240 100 37.6 30.3-45.4 31 12.1 8.0-17.8 51 21.7 15.2-30.1 57 28.4 21.3-36.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 371 180 50.3 43.9-56.6 45 11.5 8.3-15.8 60 16.4 12.2-21.8 78 18.4 13.7-24.2 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 229 129 57.5 49.1-65.4 36 17.3 11.3-25.6 35 13.8 9.2-20.1 28 11.3 7.4-16.7 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 335 234 71.7 64.8-77.7 37 10.2 6.3-16.2 29 8.8 5.6-13.6 33 9.0 5.9-13.5 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 271 208 75.1 67.7-81.3 28 13.9 8.8-21.3 20 6.3 3.8-10.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 439 368 83.5 78.9-87.3 36 8.9 6.1-12.9 19 4.4 2.7- 7.3 16 3.1 1.8- 5.4 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 648 358 54.9 50.0-59.8 76 11.7 9.1-15.0 89 11.5 8.9-14.7 122 21.3 17.2-26.1 *** *** ***
No 1,419 948 65.5 62.3-68.6 163 12.4 10.3-14.9 140 10.5 8.6-12.8 158 10.6 8.9-12.7 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 732 391 52.3 47.7-56.8 90 12.3 9.7-15.5 110 12.9 10.2-16.1 135 21.4 17.5-25.9 *** *** ***
No 1,514 1,048 68.6 65.6-71.5 167 12.0 9.9-14.5 141 9.9 8.1-12.0 151 8.8 7.3-10.5 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 436 313 76.2 71.4-80.4 39 7.7 5.4-10.8 40 8.4 5.8-11.9 44 7.8 5.5-10.9 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,877 1,159 60.2 57.3-63.0 226 13.1 11.2-15.3 222 11.7 10.0-13.7 256 13.9 12.0-16.1 *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 151 101 69.4 60.7-76.9 13 7.3 4.1-12.6 23 15.5 9.8-23.6 14 7.8 4.4-13.6 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 402 265 66.2 60.8-71.2 50 12.3 9.1-16.5 34 9.5 6.6-13.5 53 11.9 8.9-15.8 *** *** ***
Rural 1,761 1,107 61.7 58.7-64.7 202 12.6 10.6-14.9 205 11.0 9.2-13.1 233 13.5 11.6-15.8 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,143 773 66.0 62.4-69.5 130 11.9 9.6-14.6 127 11.9 9.7-14.6 110 9.7 7.7-12.2 *** *** ***
Unemployed 94 *** *** *** 16 14.1 8.0-23.5 15 14.0 7.7-24.1 20 18.6 11.3-29.1 *** *** ***
Retired 630 415 63.4 58.6-67.9 61 11.0 8.2-14.6 56 7.8 5.7-10.6 95 17.4 13.9-21.6 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 270 119 45.3 38.0-52.8 40 16.7 11.8-22.9 51 15.9 11.3-21.8 59 21.9 16.0-29.3 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 167 117 68.9 59.4-77.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 8.6 4.8-15.1 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 219 102 43.7 36.0-51.7 31 12.9 8.7-18.8 38 17.7 12.4-24.8 42 21.7 15.4-29.7 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 359 176 52.1 45.3-58.8 45 13.5 9.3-19.2 60 16.0 11.7-21.6 75 17.5 12.8-23.5 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 170 97 62.5 52.5-71.5 23 15.9 9.2-26.2 24 9.4 5.7-15.1 26 12.2 7.9-18.5 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,035 800 77.5 74.1-80.6 99 10.2 7.9-13.0 74 7.0 5.3- 9.2 60 5.2 3.9- 7.0 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 800 475 55.6 50.8-60.3 94 14.7 11.2-19.1 103 12.8 9.9-16.4 122 15.8 12.6-19.5 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,081 706 66.0 62.5-69.3 129 11.5 9.4-13.9 104 9.0 7.2-11.2 135 12.6 10.4-15.2 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 433 292 67.0 61.4-72.2 42 10.0 7.2-13.8 55 13.2 9.6-17.7 43 9.4 6.4-13.7 *** *** ***

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 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.

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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