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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Oral Health

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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 2,798 2,047 72.5 70.5-74.4 301 11.2 9.8-12.6 164 6.0 5.1- 7.2 224 8.1 7.0- 9.4 62 2.2 1.7- 2.9
GENDER
Male 1,110 788 71.3 68.2-74.2 127 11.2 9.3-13.5 64 5.7 4.4- 7.5 102 9.2 7.4-11.4 29 2.5 1.7- 3.7
Female 1,688 1,259 73.6 71.0-76.0 174 11.1 9.4-13.1 100 6.3 5.0- 7.9 122 7.1 5.8- 8.6 33 1.9 1.3- 2.8
RACE
White 2,125 1,611 75.2 72.9-77.2 210 10.1 8.7-11.7 114 5.7 4.6- 7.1 153 7.2 6.0- 8.6 37 1.8 1.3- 2.6
African American 560 369 67.2 62.5-71.6 75 13.6 10.5-17.4 40 6.4 4.5- 8.9 57 10.0 7.4-13.3 19 2.9 1.7- 4.8
Other Minorities 86 48 53.7 41.4-65.6 13 16.2 8.5-28.5 9 11.0 5.5-20.7 12 14.7 8.1-25.2 4 4.4 1.5-12.2
HISPANIC
Yes 74 48 65.1 50.8-77.1 9 12.3 5.6-25.0 6 4.9 1.7-13.3 7 12.5 5.2-26.9 4 5.3 1.8-14.5
No 2,710 1,992 72.9 70.9-74.8 289 11.1 9.8-12.6 158 6.1 5.1- 7.3 215 7.9 6.8- 9.1 56 2.0 1.5- 2.7
AGE
18-24 256 176 68.8 62.0-74.9 35 13.9 9.7-19.7 20 6.9 4.4-10.8 18 7.7 4.7-12.3 7 2.7 1.2- 5.7
25-34 570 427 76.0 71.6-79.9 61 9.3 7.1-12.1 36 6.6 4.4- 9.7 40 7.0 4.8- 9.9 6 1.2 0.4- 2.9
35-44 636 459 71.1 66.9-75.0 86 15.0 12.0-18.7 36 5.3 3.7- 7.5 49 7.7 5.7-10.5 6 0.8 0.4- 1.9
45-54 571 412 70.8 66.1-75.0 69 12.9 9.9-16.5 35 7.3 4.9-10.8 43 7.0 5.0- 9.7 12 2.1 1.1- 4.0
55-64 346 257 74.4 69.0-79.2 26 6.4 4.3- 9.4 17 4.9 3.0- 8.0 32 10.8 7.3-15.7 14 3.5 2.0- 6.0
65+ 377 282 73.7 68.4-78.4 21 6.7 4.2-10.5 18 5.2 3.1- 8.5 39 9.8 7.0-13.6 17 4.6 2.7- 7.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 298 146 49.2 42.5-55.9 35 10.7 7.3-15.3 28 10.2 6.6-15.4 60 21.3 16.1-27.6 29 8.7 5.8-12.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 839 598 73.7 70.2-76.9 99 10.8 8.7-13.4 61 7.0 5.2- 9.4 66 7.1 5.4- 9.1 15 1.4 0.8- 2.4
Some Post-H.S. 820 614 73.1 69.3-76.7 90 12.7 10.0-15.9 41 5.0 3.6- 6.9 64 7.7 5.8-10.0 11 1.5 0.8- 2.9
College Graduate 836 685 80.7 77.4-83.6 77 10.2 8.1-12.9 34 4.2 2.9- 6.0 34 4.0 2.7- 5.9 6 0.9 0.4- 2.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 225 99 44.4 36.8-52.2 27 13.4 8.5-20.5 30 10.5 7.0-15.6 52 23.4 17.4-30.8 17 8.3 4.8-14.0
$15,000- 24,999 448 303 67.7 62.2-72.7 63 12.8 9.7-16.7 25 6.7 4.2-10.5 44 10.2 7.2-14.2 13 2.6 1.5- 4.6
$25,000- 34,999 416 294 70.2 64.6-75.2 48 11.6 8.3-16.0 28 7.2 4.6-11.1 39 9.1 6.5-12.5 7 2.0 0.9- 4.4
$35,000- 49,999 489 364 73.1 68.3-77.3 59 12.9 9.8-16.9 30 6.7 4.6- 9.7 31 6.2 4.3- 8.9 5 1.2 0.4- 3.0
$50,000+ 841 720 84.9 81.9-87.4 63 8.0 6.2-10.4 30 4.0 2.7- 5.9 24 2.5 1.6- 3.8 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 170 115 67.6 59.3-74.9 21 12.8 8.3-19.3 13 8.1 4.6-14.1 16 8.8 4.9-15.1 5 2.7 1.0- 6.9
Appalachia II 341 252 70.9 64.9-76.2 33 10.8 7.5-15.4 20 6.7 4.1-10.9 29 9.1 6.1-13.4 7 2.5 1.1- 5.7
Appalachia III 180 138 76.4 68.9-82.5 16 9.6 5.6-15.9 6 3.1 1.3- 7.2 16 9.1 5.4-14.9 4 1.9 0.7- 5.0
Catawba 180 131 74.4 66.5-81.0 21 11.8 7.5-18.2 10 5.6 2.9-10.6 15 7.0 4.1-11.8 3 1.2 0.4- 3.7
Edisto 83 65 76.4 62.0-86.5 7 8.5 3.4-19.7 3 7.1 1.7-25.5 7 5.9 2.5-13.5 1 2.1 0.3-13.4
Low Country 134 104 76.7 67.5-83.9 13 8.7 4.8-15.5 7 6.4 2.9-13.6 7 5.4 2.5-11.4 3 2.7 0.7-10.4
Palmetto 462 348 73.3 68.0-78.0 41 10.3 7.1-14.8 27 7.4 4.7-11.3 35 7.1 4.9-10.3 11 1.9 1.0- 3.7
Pee Dee 177 118 68.1 60.0-75.2 27 14.2 9.5-20.7 14 7.6 4.2-13.3 13 6.6 3.7-11.4 5 3.6 1.3- 9.1
Savannah 124 93 75.3 66.1-82.6 14 11.1 6.4-18.5 10 7.3 3.8-13.5 6 5.5 2.3-12.8 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4
Trident 363 269 73.4 67.8-78.4 43 13.3 9.6-18.1 18 4.5 2.6- 7.6 26 7.0 4.6-10.6 7 1.8 0.8- 3.8
Upper Savannah 155 110 73.1 64.7-80.1 17 9.3 5.7-15.0 10 4.8 2.4- 9.1 12 9.2 4.8-16.9 6 3.6 1.6- 7.9
Waccamaw 220 152 69.6 62.2-76.1 22 9.2 6.0-14.0 15 5.4 3.1- 9.1 26 13.0 8.3-19.8 5 2.8 1.1- 6.9
Wateree 165 126 75.2 66.5-82.2 19 10.6 6.2-17.4 9 5.6 2.9-10.8 11 8.6 4.4-16.2 0 0.0 . - .

* 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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