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2016 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 6,428 2,000 29.2 27.9-30.6 933 12.3 11.4-13.2 484 6.1 5.5- 6.9 3,011 52.4 50.9-53.9
GENDER
Male 2,946 922 29.2 27.3-31.3 400 11.5 10.3-13.0 233 6.8 5.8- 7.9 1,391 52.5 50.3-54.6
Female 3,482 1,078 29.2 27.3-31.1 533 13.0 11.7-14.3 251 5.6 4.8- 6.5 1,620 52.3 50.3-54.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,304 1,235 26.4 24.8-28.0 607 12.5 11.4-13.8 340 6.5 5.7- 7.4 2,122 54.5 52.7-56.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,242 452 35.8 32.6-39.2 243 15.4 13.2-17.8 115 7.4 5.9- 9.3 432 41.4 38.1-44.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 110 29 22.2 14.4-32.6 25 23.6 15.2-34.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 236 67 25.2 18.7-33.0 26 6.4 3.8-10.6 *** *** *** 135 65.7 57.5-73.0
Hispanic 467 197 38.6 33.7-43.8 26 4.0 2.6- 6.3 *** *** *** 237 56.4 51.1-61.5
AGE
18-34 1,336 257 18.9 16.6-21.6 25 1.9 1.1- 3.1 *** *** *** 1,047 78.5 75.7-81.0
35-44 879 296 32.3 28.7-36.1 51 5.4 3.9- 7.5 14 1.4 0.7- 2.8 518 60.9 57.0-64.7
45-54 1,042 353 33.7 30.3-37.1 149 15.3 12.8-18.2 47 4.3 3.1- 6.0 493 46.7 43.2-50.3
55-64 1,246 455 35.9 32.7-39.2 242 19.4 16.7-22.3 108 8.1 6.4-10.1 441 36.7 33.5-40.1
65-74 1,164 411 34.5 31.2-37.8 265 24.4 21.4-27.7 153 13.4 11.1-16.0 335 27.8 24.8-31.0
75+ 689 205 29.1 25.2-33.5 195 26.4 22.7-30.6 151 25.4 21.4-29.9 138 19.0 15.8-22.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 706 218 33.2 29.0-37.7 182 23.9 20.3-27.8 147 16.7 13.8-20.1 159 26.2 22.3-30.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,762 620 34.0 31.4-36.7 351 16.6 14.7-18.7 179 7.5 6.3- 8.9 612 41.9 39.1-44.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,860 592 28.2 25.8-30.6 271 10.2 8.8-11.8 102 3.6 2.8- 4.6 895 58.0 55.3-60.6
College Graduate 2,086 569 23.4 21.3-25.5 127 3.7 3.0- 4.6 54 1.7 1.2- 2.4 1,336 71.2 69.0-73.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 629 177 29.9 25.5-34.7 167 22.5 18.8-26.7 99 12.6 9.8-16.1 186 34.9 30.2-40.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,043 337 32.4 28.8-36.2 220 18.8 16.1-21.7 128 9.3 7.5-11.4 358 39.5 35.8-43.4
$25,000- 34,999 605 209 31.6 27.4-36.3 108 14.4 11.5-17.9 50 7.2 5.1-10.1 238 46.8 41.9-51.7
$35,000- 49,999 778 268 32.4 28.5-36.6 113 12.4 9.8-15.5 46 4.7 3.3- 6.8 351 50.5 46.1-54.8
$50,000-74,999 822 290 31.8 28.1-35.7 85 9.3 7.2-12.0 35 3.5 2.4- 5.2 412 55.4 51.2-59.4
$75,000+ 1,426 371 23.6 21.1-26.2 75 4.8 3.6- 6.3 25 1.6 1.0- 2.5 955 70.0 67.2-72.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,567 490 32.2 29.3-35.3 421 25.4 22.8-28.3 249 13.5 11.6-15.7 407 28.8 26.0-31.8
No 4,108 1,347 30.1 28.4-31.8 450 9.2 8.2-10.3 206 4.4 3.7- 5.3 2,105 56.3 54.4-58.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,822 603 33.0 30.3-35.8 462 23.9 21.5-26.4 280 13.3 11.5-15.3 477 29.8 27.1-32.6
No 4,441 1,348 28.0 26.5-29.7 444 8.1 7.2- 9.1 194 3.7 3.1- 4.4 2,455 60.1 58.4-61.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 931 305 30.7 27.3-34.4 155 15.0 12.5-17.9 91 8.7 6.9-10.9 380 45.6 41.7-49.5
Non-Veteran 5,496 1,696 29.0 27.6-30.5 778 11.9 10.9-12.9 392 5.8 5.1- 6.5 2,630 53.3 51.7-54.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,746 499 27.0 24.8-29.4 158 6.9 5.8- 8.2 73 3.8 2.9- 5.0 1,016 62.2 59.6-64.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,450 461 29.4 26.7-32.3 198 13.9 11.9-16.3 90 5.6 4.4- 7.2 701 51.0 48.0-54.1
Rural 3,234 1,041 30.9 28.8-33.0 577 15.7 14.2-17.3 321 8.3 7.3- 9.5 1,295 45.1 42.9-47.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,317 1,032 29.3 27.4-31.1 271 7.2 6.2- 8.3 74 2.0 1.5- 2.6 1,940 61.6 59.6-63.6
Unemployed 262 87 29.8 23.4-37.2 39 11.3 7.7-16.3 15 4.0 1.8- 8.6 121 54.9 47.3-62.3
Retired 1,725 598 34.0 31.4-36.8 388 21.9 19.6-24.4 270 17.2 15.0-19.6 469 26.9 24.4-29.5
Unable to Work 586 154 28.5 23.8-33.7 197 32.4 27.8-37.5 111 14.8 11.7-18.5 124 24.2 19.9-29.2
Other not in Labor Force 512 123 21.0 17.2-25.4 36 6.0 4.1- 8.7 11 2.0 0.9- 4.5 342 71.0 66.2-75.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 213 71 32.2 25.2-40.2 48 18.5 13.1-25.6 23 7.8 4.5-13.5 71 41.4 33.3-49.9
50% to 100% 576 199 36.1 31.2-41.2 108 15.7 12.6-19.4 54 7.5 5.4-10.4 215 40.7 35.7-45.8
101% to 150% 954 290 30.6 27.1-34.5 232 20.9 18.0-24.1 135 11.0 8.9-13.5 297 37.5 33.7-41.5
151% to 200% 424 129 27.0 22.2-32.4 69 14.6 11.1-18.9 53 10.4 7.5-14.3 173 48.0 42.1-54.0
More than 200% 3,045 938 27.8 26.0-29.7 302 8.4 7.3- 9.6 115 3.0 2.4- 3.8 1,690 60.8 58.7-62.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,297 435 31.1 27.8-34.6 244 17.6 15.1-20.5 156 9.8 8.1-11.9 462 41.5 37.8-45.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,336 747 30.4 28.2-32.8 387 14.9 13.2-16.7 194 7.3 6.1- 8.7 1,008 47.4 44.9-49.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,797 819 27.9 26.0-29.9 302 9.1 8.0-10.4 134 4.4 3.6- 5.4 1,542 58.6 56.5-60.7

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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.

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