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Data for Adults Who Have Had Permanent Teeth Removed Due to Tooth Decay or Gum Disease North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2010

North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
North Carolina 2008 47.8% 46.6% 49.0%
North Carolina 2010 46.7% 45.2% 48.2%
HNC 2020 Target 2008 38.4%
HNC 2020 Target 2010 38.4%

Data Notes

This measure is based on data from the North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (NC BRFSS), a random-digit dial telephone survey. BRFSS data are representative of the total non-institutionalized N.C. population aged 18 years and older living in households with a telephone. This question is only asked every other year on the NC BRFSS.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics 

Other Views


Tooth loss estimates are based on survey responses to the question: "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."

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older who reported at least one permanent tooth had been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease
Denominator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older responding to the BRFSS survey

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/20/2012

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