NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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.

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,641 1,706 28.2 26.8-29.6 824 12.2 11.2-13.2 449 6.5 5.8- 7.3 2,662 53.1 51.5-54.7
No 768 292 35.7 31.7-40.0 109 13.2 10.5-16.5 31 3.7 2.4- 5.7 336 47.3 43.0-51.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 95 *** *** *** 18 12.0 6.8-20.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,797 466 24.3 22.0-26.8 223 10.1 8.6-11.8 137 5.5 4.5- 6.8 971 60.1 57.3-62.8
Overweight 2,126 708 31.0 28.7-33.5 311 12.1 10.6-13.8 146 5.9 4.8- 7.3 961 51.0 48.3-53.6
Obese 1,884 644 33.2 30.7-35.9 323 15.5 13.6-17.6 165 7.2 5.9- 8.7 752 44.1 41.3-46.9
Current Smoker
Yes 1,062 343 34.4 30.8-38.3 221 18.2 15.5-21.1 144 9.3 7.6-11.4 354 38.1 34.4-41.9
No 5,184 1,599 28.1 26.7-29.6 682 10.8 9.9-11.9 332 5.6 4.9- 6.4 2,571 55.5 53.8-57.1
History of CVD**
Yes 761 233 28.8 25.0-33.0 211 28.4 24.4-32.8 163 20.5 17.1-24.4 154 22.2 18.7-26.2
No 5,608 1,748 29.3 27.9-30.8 706 10.4 9.5-11.3 313 4.6 4.0- 5.3 2,841 55.8 54.2-57.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 767 210 24.0 20.6-27.7 65 7.4 5.4-10.1 24 2.1 1.3- 3.4 468 66.5 62.4-70.3
No 5,252 1,650 29.8 28.3-31.4 803 13.0 12.0-14.1 433 6.9 6.1- 7.7 2,366 50.3 48.6-52.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 385 126 28.6 23.6-34.3 35 9.5 6.3-13.9 *** *** *** 212 60.1 54.0-65.9
No 5,612 1,729 29.0 27.5-30.5 834 12.4 11.4-13.4 444 6.5 5.8- 7.3 2,605 52.1 50.5-53.7
COPD
Yes 516 123 26.4 21.6-31.8 176 31.9 27.1-37.1 109 16.3 13.0-20.3 108 25.4 20.7-30.8
No 5,897 1,875 29.5 28.1-30.9 751 10.6 9.7-11.6 373 5.3 4.7- 6.1 2,898 54.5 53.0-56.1
Current Asthma
Yes 521 166 29.7 25.1-34.8 103 18.1 14.3-22.5 53 6.8 4.7- 9.8 199 45.4 40.1-50.9
No 5,876 1,825 29.2 27.8-30.7 823 11.7 10.8-12.7 427 6.0 5.4- 6.8 2,801 53.0 51.4-54.6
Diabetes
Yes 867 275 34.1 30.2-38.2 235 24.0 20.8-27.5 138 14.7 12.0-17.8 219 27.2 23.7-31.1
No 5,554 1,723 28.6 27.2-30.1 695 10.7 9.8-11.7 345 5.1 4.4- 5.8 2,791 55.6 54.0-57.2
Disability1
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,974 640 32.1 29.6-34.7 514 25.2 22.8-27.7 297 13.9 12.1-15.9 523 28.9 26.4-31.5
No 4,455 1,360 28.2 26.6-29.8 419 7.9 7.0- 8.8 187 3.5 2.9- 4.2 2,489 60.4 58.7-62.2

Back to Oral Health.

**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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 09AUG17.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts