Data for Adults Who Have Had Permanent Teeth Removed Due to Tooth Decay or Gum Disease North Carolina vs. United States, 2004-2010
Data NotesThis 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. Note that the U.S. figures represent the median value for the states and do not included confidence intervals.
DefinitionTooth 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
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/20/2012