Table 2: Oral health questions from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Survey Question Answer Choices
2018 BRFSS Including all types of dentists, such as orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists, how long has it been since you last visited a dentist or a dental clinic for any reason? Read if necessary:
1. Within the past year (anytime less than 12 months ago)
2. Within the past 2 years (1 year but less than 2 years ago)
3. Within the past 5 years (2 years but less than 5 years ago)
4. 5 or more years ago
Do not read:
7. Don’t know / Not sure
8. Never
9. Refused
2018 BRFSS Not including teeth lost for injury or orthodontics, how many of your permanent teeth have been removed because of tooth decay or gum disease? Read if necessary:
1. 1 to 5
2. 6 or more but not all
3. All
8. None
Do not read:
7. Don’t know / Not sure
9. Refused

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