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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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Oral Health

How long has it been since you had your teeth cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist?*

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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 4,085 2,756 67.9 65.9-69.8 489 12.6 11.2-14.1 365 8.6 7.6- 9.8 356 8.3 7.2- 9.5 119 2.6 2.1- 3.4
GENDER
Male 1,592 1,044 67.6 64.5-70.6 185 11.5 9.6-13.7 150 8.6 7.0-10.5 153 9.0 7.3-11.2 60 3.3 2.3- 4.6
Female 2,493 1,712 68.2 65.6-70.6 304 13.6 11.7-15.8 215 8.6 7.3-10.1 203 7.6 6.3- 9.1 59 2.0 1.4- 2.8
RACE
White 3,062 2,167 70.0 67.7-72.1 333 12.0 10.4-13.8 248 8.0 6.9- 9.3 249 7.8 6.6- 9.3 65 2.2 1.5- 3.0
African American 894 510 62.0 57.5-66.4 142 15.3 12.3-18.8 102 10.0 7.6-13.0 93 8.7 6.5-11.6 47 4.0 2.7- 5.7
Other Minorities 92 58 68.4 55.7-78.9 10 7.3 3.3-15.4 11 9.6 4.7-18.7 10 12.5 6.1-23.9 3 2.2 0.6- 7.2
HISPANIC
Yes 90 54 60.5 45.6-73.7 14 14.9 8.1-25.8 9 8.4 3.8-17.7 12 15.2 6.4-32.1 1 1.0 0.1- 6.5
No 3,944 2,676 68.4 66.4-70.3 466 12.4 11.0-14.0 353 8.6 7.6- 9.8 335 7.9 6.9- 9.1 114 2.6 2.0- 3.4
AGE
18-24 308 219 71.9 65.0-78.0 38 14.2 9.5-20.5 25 6.2 3.7-10.2 22 6.7 4.0-11.0 4 1.0 0.3- 3.2
25-34 738 488 63.9 59.1-68.4 98 13.6 10.7-17.1 70 10.0 7.5-13.0 66 10.2 7.3-14.1 16 2.4 1.3- 4.3
35-44 873 589 67.5 63.3-71.5 122 14.4 11.4-18.1 81 8.8 6.7-11.4 64 7.2 5.3- 9.7 17 2.1 1.2- 3.7
45-54 838 561 68.3 64.0-72.3 96 10.3 7.9-13.4 88 9.5 7.3-12.4 64 9.0 6.5-12.3 29 2.8 1.8- 4.3
55-64 617 414 65.9 60.7-70.7 61 12.2 9.1-16.2 51 9.2 6.6-12.7 61 6.9 5.0- 9.5 30 5.8 3.4- 9.8
65+ 677 460 70.9 66.4-74.9 72 10.3 7.8-13.6 47 7.2 5.1-10.2 76 9.3 6.8-12.5 22 2.3 1.4- 3.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 501 198 44.3 37.8-51.1 76 14.6 10.8-19.4 64 13.4 9.5-18.6 102 16.2 12.4-21.0 61 11.4 8.1-15.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,293 812 64.0 60.3-67.6 186 15.3 12.5-18.5 118 8.3 6.6-10.4 138 10.0 8.0-12.4 39 2.4 1.6- 3.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,061 754 69.3 65.4-73.0 129 14.0 11.3-17.3 91 8.2 6.3-10.5 75 7.3 5.2-10.1 12 1.2 0.6- 2.5
College Graduate 1,226 989 80.8 77.8-83.5 98 7.5 5.8- 9.7 91 7.2 5.7- 9.1 41 4.0 2.6- 5.9 7 0.5 0.2- 1.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 481 185 45.4 38.7-52.4 79 15.7 11.3-21.5 74 15.6 11.3-21.3 103 16.6 12.8-21.3 40 6.6 4.5- 9.6
$15,000- 24,999 700 374 52.6 47.3-57.8 113 16.2 12.8-20.4 88 11.8 9.0-15.2 94 15.1 11.5-19.7 31 4.3 2.7- 6.7
$25,000- 34,999 541 346 61.2 55.5-66.7 73 14.5 11.0-18.8 58 10.1 7.3-13.7 52 12.0 8.5-16.7 12 2.2 1.1- 4.4
$35,000- 49,999 692 518 73.7 68.7-78.1 71 11.2 7.9-15.6 58 9.1 6.7-12.2 38 5.2 3.3- 8.2 7 0.8 0.3- 1.9
$50,000+ 1,202 1,000 82.7 79.7-85.3 102 9.2 7.2-11.8 55 4.4 3.2- 5.9 36 2.4 1.5- 3.8 9 1.3 0.5- 3.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 174 112 65.1 56.8-72.5 22 14.3 9.2-21.6 25 13.5 9.0-19.8 8 2.9 1.4- 6.1 7 4.1 1.8- 9.1
Appalachia II 341 245 71.5 65.7-76.6 33 10.4 7.1-14.8 31 9.0 6.1-13.0 29 8.3 5.6-12.2 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0
Appalachia III 229 149 67.7 60.7-73.9 27 11.1 7.5-16.2 19 8.1 5.1-12.7 23 8.4 5.4-12.9 11 4.7 2.4- 8.9
Catawba 195 137 67.8 59.2-75.4 23 14.6 9.3-22.1 17 8.4 5.0-13.7 12 5.1 2.6- 9.7 6 4.1 1.4-11.6
Edisto 86 57 70.0 57.9-79.8 17 14.3 8.4-23.3 5 5.4 2.0-13.6 3 5.2 1.5-16.8 4 5.1 1.6-15.4
Low Country 166 115 68.9 60.0-76.6 21 15.0 9.4-23.2 15 9.0 5.0-15.9 10 5.0 2.5- 9.8 5 2.1 0.8- 5.3
Palmetto 449 323 69.8 64.2-74.9 50 11.5 8.5-15.4 38 8.6 5.8-12.5 32 9.3 6.0-14.1 6 0.9 0.4- 2.0
Pee Dee 1,216 783 62.5 58.5-66.3 165 14.9 12.0-18.3 101 8.2 6.4-10.4 124 10.4 8.3-13.0 43 4.1 2.8- 5.9
Savannah 141 110 78.3 68.8-85.5 6 2.6 1.1- 6.0 8 5.7 2.6-12.2 9 9.0 4.1-18.6 8 4.4 2.0- 9.4
Trident 384 251 61.6 55.6-67.2 61 19.6 14.9-25.2 37 8.9 6.2-12.5 28 8.3 5.4-12.4 7 1.7 0.8- 3.7
Upper Savannah 264 171 70.7 62.4-77.8 23 5.5 3.2- 9.3 28 7.4 4.4-12.0 30 11.9 6.8-19.9 12 4.5 2.1- 9.5
Waccamaw 244 160 65.7 57.2-73.4 25 12.3 6.9-21.0 28 9.4 6.1-14.4 28 11.2 7.4-16.6 3 1.2 0.4- 4.2
Wateree 145 105 69.2 58.5-78.1 11 11.8 5.7-22.8 9 7.0 3.2-14.6 17 9.3 5.2-16.1 3 2.8 0.9- 8.5

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having teeth.
Note: Denominator includes respondents who reported having never been to a dental clinic.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
Palmetto: Fairfield,Lexington,Newberry,Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield,Darlington,Dillon,Florence,Marion,Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley,Charleston,Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville,Edgefield,Greenwood,Laurens,McCormick,Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown,Horry,Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon,Kershaw,Lee,Sumter

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