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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 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 5,125 3,578 66.6 65.0-68.2 609 13.6 12.4-14.9 442 9.2 8.3-10.3 405 8.6 7.7- 9.6 91 2.0 1.6- 2.5
GENDER
Male 1,945 1,276 62.8 60.2-65.4 231 13.5 11.7-15.6 193 10.8 9.2-12.6 201 10.4 8.9-12.1 44 2.4 1.7- 3.4
Female 3,180 2,302 70.0 68.1-71.9 378 13.7 12.2-15.2 249 7.8 6.8- 8.9 204 6.9 5.9- 8.1 47 1.6 1.2- 2.2
RACE
White 4,025 2,956 72.1 70.4-73.7 426 11.6 10.4-12.9 309 7.7 6.8- 8.7 280 7.2 6.3- 8.2 54 1.4 1.1- 1.9
African American 925 524 52.7 48.8-56.6 154 18.8 15.7-22.3 108 12.7 10.2-15.7 107 12.5 10.1-15.4 32 3.3 2.1- 5.0
Other 140 75 55.1 45.0-64.9 26 16.8 11.0-24.9 20 14.5 8.5-23.6 15 10.0 5.6-17.2 4 3.5 1.1-10.4
HISPANIC
Yes 131 77 57.2 46.6-67.2 20 16.7 10.1-26.4 19 14.9 8.8-24.2 10 7.6 3.9-14.1 5 3.6 1.3- 9.4
No 4,964 3,486 67.0 65.4-68.6 583 13.5 12.3-14.8 420 9.0 8.0-10.0 390 8.6 7.7- 9.6 85 1.9 1.5- 2.5
AGE
18-24 342 223 60.5 54.3-66.4 61 21.1 16.4-26.8 35 11.6 8.0-16.5 18 4.8 2.9- 8.1 5 1.9 0.8- 4.6
25-34 885 575 62.4 58.5-66.1 120 15.8 12.9-19.1 103 11.7 9.4-14.5 76 8.6 6.8-11.0 11 1.5 0.8- 2.8
35-44 1,043 713 66.1 62.7-69.3 130 12.2 10.1-14.5 94 9.1 7.3-11.3 87 10.2 8.1-12.7 19 2.5 1.5- 4.1
45-54 1,071 762 68.9 65.5-72.1 126 11.7 9.6-14.1 101 10.3 8.3-12.7 67 7.7 5.8-10.1 15 1.5 0.9- 2.5
55-64 828 604 72.3 68.7-75.6 91 11.5 9.2-14.2 53 5.6 4.2- 7.5 62 8.5 6.4-11.1 18 2.2 1.3- 3.6
65+ 913 664 69.7 66.0-73.2 80 10.5 8.1-13.3 54 6.0 4.5- 8.0 93 11.3 9.0-14.1 22 2.5 1.5- 4.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 491 207 41.0 35.9-46.3 78 17.3 13.4-22.1 71 13.1 10.1-16.9 95 20.4 16.3-25.1 40 8.2 5.7-11.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,501 940 58.8 55.7-61.9 223 17.3 14.9-19.9 147 11.1 9.1-13.4 162 11.2 9.4-13.3 29 1.7 1.1- 2.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,381 980 69.7 66.7-72.6 173 13.8 11.6-16.2 116 8.7 7.0-10.7 103 7.2 5.8- 9.0 9 0.6 0.3- 1.1
College Graduate 1,745 1,444 81.5 79.2-83.6 135 8.3 6.9-10.0 108 6.3 5.1- 7.8 45 2.6 1.9- 3.7 13 1.2 0.6- 2.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 541 242 44.4 39.0-49.9 100 20.7 16.5-25.7 70 12.5 9.2-17.0 110 18.8 15.1-23.2 19 3.6 2.0- 6.2
$15,000- $24,999 816 453 51.6 47.5-55.8 135 19.3 16.0-23.1 97 12.1 9.7-15.1 104 13.1 10.6-16.2 27 3.8 2.5- 5.8
$25,000- $34,999 643 411 60.8 55.9-65.4 103 17.6 14.1-21.8 68 12.3 9.3-16.0 49 7.7 5.6-10.5 12 1.7 0.9- 3.1
$35,000- $49,999 803 604 71.3 67.2-75.1 73 10.7 8.2-14.0 69 9.3 7.1-12.2 48 6.5 4.8- 8.7 9 2.1 1.0- 4.6
$50,000+ 1,761 1,473 81.7 79.5-83.8 139 8.7 7.3-10.4 97 5.9 4.7- 7.3 46 3.2 2.3- 4.5 6 0.4 0.2- 0.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 313 229 71.5 65.1-77.2 31 11.1 7.1-16.8 23 6.6 4.2-10.1 27 10.1 6.7-15.1 3 0.7 0.2- 2.1
Appalachia II 597 434 69.5 64.7-73.9 62 13.1 9.8-17.4 41 7.0 4.9- 9.8 50 7.9 5.8-10.6 10 2.5 1.2- 5.2
Appalachia III 387 258 64.5 58.4-70.2 42 12.4 8.7-17.3 30 8.8 5.7-13.4 46 11.5 8.2-15.9 11 2.8 1.5- 5.3
Catawba 335 241 69.7 63.5-75.2 35 13.2 9.2-18.6 23 6.4 4.1- 9.8 29 9.4 6.2-13.9 7 1.3 0.6- 2.9
Edisto Savannah 400 285 66.6 60.4-72.3 49 15.3 11.0-20.7 27 8.1 4.9-13.2 29 7.7 5.2-11.3 10 2.3 1.1- 4.5
Low Country 274 200 65.3 57.2-72.6 33 18.2 11.9-26.7 18 6.2 3.6-10.5 20 8.2 5.0-13.3 3 2.1 0.6- 8.0
Palmetto 806 586 68.3 64.0-72.2 89 12.2 9.7-15.3 72 10.8 8.2-14.1 49 7.3 5.1-10.3 10 1.4 0.7- 2.9
Pee Dee 372 227 56.8 50.6-62.9 57 16.8 12.5-22.1 48 13.6 9.8-18.7 27 7.9 5.1-12.0 13 4.9 2.6- 9.0
Trident 649 451 68.3 64.0-72.4 88 15.0 12.0-18.6 63 8.9 6.8-11.6 42 6.8 4.8- 9.5 5 0.9 0.3- 2.6
Upper Savannah 247 176 68.1 60.6-74.8 28 10.7 6.9-16.2 23 11.7 7.3-18.0 15 8.1 4.6-14.0 5 1.4 0.6- 3.6
Waccamaw 444 303 66.9 61.4-72.1 50 11.0 7.9-15.2 41 9.7 6.6-13.9 40 10.0 7.1-13.9 10 2.3 1.2- 4.6
Wateree 259 156 58.8 51.4-65.9 44 16.9 11.8-23.5 28 10.9 7.2-16.2 27 12.0 7.8-18.0 4 1.3 0.5- 3.8

* 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 I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
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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