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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
North Carolina 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
-Western 1,220 355 27.7 24.3-31.3 203 14.9 12.5-17.6 129 9.1 7.3-11.3 533 48.4 44.6-52.2
GENDER
Male 540 166 27.2 22.6-32.3 79 13.2 9.8-17.5 62 9.9 7.2-13.5 233 49.7 44.1-55.3
Female 680 189 28.1 23.5-33.3 124 16.5 13.4-20.1 67 8.3 6.1-11.2 300 47.1 42.1-52.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,055 298 26.9 23.3-30.8 179 15.1 12.6-18.0 118 9.4 7.5-11.8 460 48.6 44.6-52.7
Non-Hispanic Black 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 183 32 21.4 13.7-31.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 148 76.9 66.5-84.8
35-44 149 49 32.2 23.3-42.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 85 57.7 47.4-67.4
45-54 168 47 24.9 18.2-33.0 25 14.9 9.4-22.8 *** *** *** 87 54.2 45.0-63.1
55-64 259 91 32.9 26.1-40.6 46 23.3 16.1-32.4 29 12.1 7.7-18.7 93 31.6 25.0-39.1
65-74 268 84 31.1 24.8-38.2 64 26.2 20.0-33.6 48 19.3 13.9-26.3 72 23.4 17.9-30.0
75+ 175 44 25.3 18.0-34.3 52 26.0 19.2-34.2 36 24.0 16.9-33.0 43 24.6 17.6-33.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 *** *** *** 50 29.0 20.8-38.8 32 16.2 10.4-24.4 32 17.1 11.1-25.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 341 114 27.1 21.9-33.1 64 17.1 12.9-22.4 47 11.0 7.7-15.3 116 44.8 37.7-52.1
Some Post-H.S. 356 97 23.2 18.4-28.8 57 9.6 7.0-13.0 34 7.2 4.7-10.7 168 60.0 53.7-66.0
College Graduate 363 97 25.5 20.4-31.4 32 6.0 3.9- 9.1 *** *** *** 218 66.2 60.1-71.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 149 34 21.2 13.9-30.9 40 21.4 14.5-30.3 29 21.1 13.2-32.1 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 221 *** *** *** 44 18.7 12.5-27.2 37 13.3 8.8-19.5 69 32.7 24.6-42.1
$25,000- 34,999 111 30 26.5 17.6-37.8 26 24.8 16.3-35.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 144 47 30.2 22.2-39.7 26 14.1 8.9-21.7 *** *** *** 58 50.2 40.0-60.3
$50,000- 74,999 171 62 30.6 22.5-40.0 21 11.0 6.1-19.3 *** *** *** 84 56.2 46.1-65.8
$75,000+ 206 50 20.4 14.4-28.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 135 69.1 60.5-76.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 349 103 30.1 23.5-37.7 89 23.0 17.5-29.5 70 17.7 12.8-23.8 87 29.3 22.6-37.0
No 798 237 27.8 23.7-32.2 107 12.6 10.0-15.8 54 5.9 4.3- 8.2 400 53.7 49.1-58.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 396 116 29.8 23.8-36.5 101 22.3 17.6-27.8 79 19.4 14.7-25.2 100 28.5 22.8-35.1
No 806 234 27.0 23.0-31.4 99 11.8 9.1-15.1 49 4.8 3.4- 6.8 424 56.4 51.7-60.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 161 53 32.0 23.8-41.6 30 16.1 10.2-24.5 26 17.3 11.2-26.0 52 34.5 25.8-44.4
Non-Veteran 1,059 302 27.2 23.6-31.1 173 14.8 12.2-17.7 103 8.1 6.3-10.4 481 49.9 45.9-54.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 306 87 26.1 19.9-33.4 39 12.1 8.3-17.3 20 5.5 3.3- 9.0 160 56.3 49.1-63.2
Rural 915 268 28.3 24.4-32.5 164 16.0 13.1-19.3 109 10.5 8.2-13.4 374 45.2 40.8-49.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 569 176 27.5 23.1-32.4 54 9.3 6.7-12.7 25 3.8 2.3- 6.1 314 59.4 54.1-64.4
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 406 122 31.4 26.1-37.3 97 23.6 18.9-29.1 68 17.5 13.2-22.7 119 27.5 22.5-33.1
Unable to Work 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 16 16.2 9.1-27.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 134 *** *** *** 29 19.1 12.1-28.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 209 63 29.4 21.4-38.8 49 20.0 13.5-28.4 40 18.3 12.3-26.3 57 32.4 24.0-42.0
151% to 200% 84 *** *** *** 17 19.3 11.0-31.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 532 158 26.0 21.6-30.9 66 11.6 8.5-15.6 30 3.8 2.4- 6.2 278 58.6 53.2-63.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 394 118 25.3 20.0-31.3 62 14.2 10.4-19.1 50 12.1 8.6-16.7 164 48.4 41.6-55.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 478 140 30.7 25.2-36.7 99 18.5 14.3-23.7 56 9.7 6.6-13.9 183 41.1 35.0-47.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 349 97 26.5 20.5-33.4 42 11.5 8.0-16.2 23 5.9 3.7- 9.3 187 56.1 49.4-62.7

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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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