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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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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%)
TOTAL 5,525 1,765 30.9 29.5-32.4 779 13.5 12.5-14.6 453 7.0 6.3- 7.8 2,528 48.6 47.0-50.2
GENDER
Male 2,092 682 30.8 28.6-33.2 304 13.1 11.6-14.9 159 6.2 5.2- 7.3 947 49.8 47.3-52.4
Female 3,433 1,083 31.0 29.2-32.8 475 13.8 12.5-15.3 294 7.7 6.8- 8.8 1,581 47.5 45.5-49.4
RACE
White 4,330 1,318 29.3 27.8-30.9 547 11.4 10.5-12.5 357 7.1 6.4- 8.0 2,108 52.1 50.4-53.8
African American 1,003 389 36.5 33.0-40.1 209 20.7 17.8-23.9 82 7.1 5.5- 9.0 323 35.8 32.2-39.5
Other 150 42 24.4 17.4-33.1 15 8.0 4.4-14.1 10 5.1 2.6- 9.8 83 62.5 53.1-71.0
HISPANIC
Yes 138 41 31.9 23.0-42.5 22 16.3 9.9-25.4 8 4.7 2.1- 9.9 67 47.1 37.0-57.5
No 5,343 1,714 30.9 29.5-32.4 744 13.3 12.3-14.4 430 6.9 6.2- 7.7 2,455 48.9 47.2-50.5
AGE
18-24 356 43 13.1 9.5-17.8 4 1.5 0.5- 4.2 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 307 84.8 79.9-88.7
25-34 892 220 27.6 24.2-31.4 17 1.8 1.1- 3.0 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5 653 70.4 66.7-74.0
35-44 1,062 372 36.8 33.5-40.2 90 9.7 7.6-12.3 24 2.1 1.4- 3.2 576 51.4 48.0-54.9
45-54 1,128 428 38.3 35.1-41.6 178 17.5 15.0-20.5 64 6.4 4.9- 8.3 458 37.8 34.7-41.0
55-64 922 337 36.2 32.8-39.8 199 22.7 19.8-25.9 116 12.9 10.6-15.6 270 28.2 25.1-31.5
65+ 1,125 346 29.1 26.3-32.2 289 28.7 25.5-32.0 243 21.4 18.8-24.3 247 20.8 18.3-23.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 659 167 26.1 22.2-30.4 165 23.2 19.7-27.2 176 20.2 17.1-23.8 151 30.5 26.1-35.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,648 586 34.6 31.9-37.5 313 16.5 14.5-18.7 165 8.2 7.0- 9.7 584 40.6 37.7-43.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,454 510 33.1 30.3-35.9 184 11.7 9.9-13.7 80 4.4 3.5- 5.6 680 50.8 47.7-53.9
College Graduate 1,756 500 27.0 24.8-29.4 116 7.2 5.8- 8.9 31 1.7 1.2- 2.5 1,109 64.1 61.5-66.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 652 196 28.7 24.5-33.3 141 19.4 15.8-23.6 117 13.1 10.6-16.0 198 38.8 33.9-43.9
$15,000- $24,999 926 297 30.6 27.2-34.2 195 19.7 17.0-22.9 114 10.6 8.6-13.0 320 39.1 35.3-43.1
$25,000- $34,999 683 244 34.6 30.4-39.0 100 13.6 10.9-16.9 51 6.8 5.0- 9.1 288 45.0 40.4-49.6
$35,000- $49,999 843 280 33.1 29.5-37.0 115 14.1 11.4-17.3 43 4.7 3.4- 6.4 405 48.1 44.1-52.1
$50,000+ 1,778 547 29.5 27.2-31.9 121 6.6 5.5- 8.0 39 2.0 1.4- 2.8 1,071 61.9 59.3-64.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 341 105 29.9 24.7-35.7 53 13.1 9.8-17.2 32 8.5 5.8-12.3 151 48.4 42.3-54.7
Appalachia II 651 202 30.0 25.9-34.4 93 13.6 10.8-16.9 54 6.8 5.1- 9.2 302 49.6 44.9-54.3
Appalachia III 439 134 28.4 23.7-33.7 68 15.0 11.5-19.5 60 10.3 7.7-13.5 177 46.3 40.5-52.1
Catawba 364 100 30.6 25.3-36.5 61 15.6 11.7-20.4 31 7.3 4.9-10.6 172 46.5 40.7-52.4
Edisto Savannah 432 157 34.2 29.2-39.7 68 17.2 13.1-22.4 34 6.3 4.3- 9.0 173 42.3 36.7-48.1
Low Country 282 98 35.4 28.6-42.9 33 11.9 7.9-17.6 10 3.5 1.8- 6.7 141 49.2 42.0-56.4
Palmetto 841 262 29.2 25.7-32.9 105 13.3 10.6-16.5 48 5.4 3.9- 7.4 426 52.1 48.0-56.2
Pee Dee 395 152 36.4 31.0-42.1 59 11.9 9.0-15.6 33 6.7 4.5- 9.9 151 45.0 39.1-51.2
Trident 703 200 25.6 22.1-29.3 63 7.7 5.9-10.1 52 6.5 4.8- 8.7 388 60.2 56.0-64.3
Upper Savannah 279 105 35.6 29.4-42.3 38 13.3 9.3-18.8 34 10.3 7.0-14.8 102 40.8 34.1-47.9
Waccamaw 465 149 32.8 27.9-38.1 75 14.4 11.3-18.2 29 5.7 3.8- 8.5 212 47.0 41.6-52.6
Wateree 287 85 30.3 24.3-37.0 57 19.8 14.6-26.2 31 9.9 6.7-14.2 114 40.1 33.6-46.9

#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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