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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Oral Health--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,945 1,809 60.2 58.0-62.4 320 11.0 9.7-12.5 343 12.5 11.1-14.1 442 15.0 13.4-16.7 31 1.3 0.8- 2.0
Female 3,516 2,358 66.8 64.8-68.7 379 11.3 10.0-12.8 356 10.3 9.0-11.6 403 10.9 9.7-12.3 20 0.7 0.4- 1.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,676 3,892 68.5 67.0-70.0 568 10.4 9.4-11.5 543 9.7 8.8-10.8 658 11.1 10.1-12.1 *** *** ***
No 765 264 32.9 29.0-37.0 129 15.7 12.9-19.1 153 21.3 17.8-25.3 184 24.5 20.8-28.6 35 5.6 3.8- 8.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,795 1,221 68.4 65.7-71.0 190 11.2 9.5-13.2 168 9.6 8.0-11.4 206 10.1 8.6-11.9 *** *** ***
Overweight 2,138 1,438 66.3 63.7-68.8 222 10.4 8.9-12.1 221 10.9 9.3-12.8 245 11.8 10.2-13.7 *** *** ***
Obese 1,901 1,129 57.8 55.0-60.5 220 12.2 10.4-14.2 239 13.2 11.4-15.3 301 16.0 14.0-18.3 *** *** ***
Current Smoker
Yes 1,065 495 48.6 44.8-52.4 156 12.7 10.5-15.3 165 15.0 12.5-18.0 243 22.9 19.8-26.4 *** *** ***
No 5,210 3,571 67.3 65.6-68.8 518 10.7 9.7-11.8 507 10.4 9.4-11.5 572 10.7 9.7-11.7 42 1.0 0.7- 1.4
History of CVD**
Yes 767 413 51.3 46.8-55.8 89 11.7 9.0-15.1 105 12.8 10.2-15.9 156 23.6 19.7-28.0 *** *** ***
No 5,633 3,720 65.1 63.6-66.7 606 11.2 10.2-12.2 584 11.1 10.1-12.2 679 11.7 10.7-12.7 44 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 762 463 60.5 56.1-64.6 94 12.6 9.9-15.9 103 14.0 11.2-17.4 96 12.2 9.7-15.2 *** *** ***
No 5,291 3,476 64.9 63.3-66.5 561 11.0 10.0-12.1 535 10.4 9.4-11.5 683 12.8 11.7-14.0 36 0.9 0.6- 1.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 387 242 61.3 55.0-67.1 47 11.9 8.5-16.4 39 12.6 8.6-18.2 59 14.3 10.6-18.9 *** *** ***
No 5,646 3,688 64.6 63.0-66.1 604 11.1 10.1-12.2 598 10.9 9.9-12.0 714 12.6 11.5-13.7 42 0.9 0.6- 1.3
COPD
Yes 518 228 42.6 37.3-48.1 71 13.5 10.2-17.7 75 14.6 10.8-19.4 142 28.8 24.0-34.2 *** *** ***
No 5,929 3,931 65.3 63.8-66.8 627 11.0 10.0-12.0 624 11.1 10.1-12.2 698 11.6 10.6-12.6 49 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Current Asthma
Yes 520 311 60.8 55.4-66.0 54 9.5 6.8-13.1 72 13.4 10.2-17.6 81 15.9 12.2-20.4 *** *** ***
No 5,911 3,843 64.0 62.4-65.5 639 11.2 10.3-12.3 627 11.2 10.2-12.3 754 12.6 11.5-13.7 48 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Diabetes
Yes 875 497 55.1 50.9-59.2 89 10.2 8.0-13.0 115 13.0 10.5-16.1 166 20.5 17.3-24.2 *** *** ***
No 5,580 3,668 64.8 63.2-66.3 610 11.3 10.3-12.4 585 11.1 10.1-12.3 674 11.8 10.8-13.0 43 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Disability1
Yes 1,577 880 53.3 50.1-56.4 176 12.1 10.1-14.4 198 12.6 10.5-14.9 316 21.5 18.9-24.4 *** *** ***
No 4,128 2,778 66.1 64.2-67.8 435 10.9 9.7-12.1 419 11.1 9.9-12.4 459 10.9 9.8-12.1 37 1.1 0.7- 1.6
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,834 998 51.5 48.6-54.4 215 12.7 10.8-14.8 244 13.2 11.2-15.4 366 22.0 19.6-24.6 *** *** ***
No 4,460 3,084 68.4 66.7-70.1 463 10.6 9.5-11.8 430 10.6 9.5-11.8 446 9.4 8.4-10.5 37 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,987 1,163 55.9 53.1-58.7 217 11.1 9.5-12.9 238 12.3 10.5-14.3 363 20.4 18.1-22.8 *** *** ***
No 4,474 3,004 66.3 64.6-68.0 482 11.2 10.1-12.4 462 11.0 9.9-12.2 481 10.3 9.3-11.5 45 1.2 0.8- 1.7

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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 phasing out next year, being replaced by Functional Disability.

^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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