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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Folic Acid+

Daily taking multivitamins or vitamin pills/supplements containing folic acid*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,838 1,205 39.4 36.8-42.2 1,633 60.6 57.8-63.2
GENDER
Male 1,083 374 31.0 27.1-35.1 709 69.0 64.9-72.9
Female 1,755 831 47.1 43.7-50.6 924 52.9 49.4-56.3
RACE
White 2,173 989 43.0 40.0-46.1 1,184 57.0 53.9-60.0
African American 516 166 30.3 24.6-36.7 350 69.7 63.3-75.4
Other Minorities 107 36 28.6 17.7-42.9 71 71.4 57.1-82.3
HISPANIC
Yes 79 27 19.6 10.6-33.6 52 80.4 66.4-89.4
No 2,751 1,176 40.2 37.5-43.0 1,575 59.8 57.0-62.5
AGE
18-24 245 89 36.3 27.9-45.6 156 63.7 54.4-72.1
25-34 542 213 36.7 30.8-43.1 329 63.3 56.9-69.2
35-44 588 227 37.7 31.9-43.9 361 62.3 56.1-68.1
45-54 514 219 38.6 31.9-45.8 295 61.4 54.2-68.1
55-64 392 186 42.8 36.0-50.0 206 57.2 50.0-64.0
65+ 535 261 45.8 40.0-51.8 274 54.2 48.2-60.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 375 106 21.4 16.0-28.0 269 78.6 72.0-84.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 876 348 39.0 34.2-44.1 528 61.0 55.9-65.8
Some Post-H.S. 724 333 45.7 40.5-50.9 391 54.3 49.1-59.5
College Graduate 854 416 45.6 40.2-51.0 438 54.4 49.0-59.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 273 97 35.5 26.9-45.2 176 64.5 54.8-73.1
$15,000- 24,999 472 178 33.1 27.2-39.5 294 66.9 60.5-72.8
$25,000- 34,999 381 154 37.8 30.8-45.2 227 62.2 54.8-69.2
$35,000- 49,999 447 200 46.2 39.6-52.9 247 53.8 47.1-60.4
$50,000+ 750 367 45.1 39.3-50.9 383 54.9 49.1-60.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 193 89 40.9 33.6-48.7 104 59.1 51.3-66.4
Cumberland 207 86 32.6 23.0-43.9 121 67.4 56.1-77.0
Durham 176 74 38.6 28.7-49.5 102 61.4 50.5-71.3
Forsyth 208 80 36.2 29.2-43.7 128 63.8 56.3-70.8
Gaston 209 77 37.0 30.0-44.6 132 63.0 55.4-70.0
Guilford 197 80 36.8 29.5-44.8 117 63.2 55.2-70.5
Mecklenburg 200 81 42.8 35.3-50.6 119 57.2 49.4-64.7
New Hanover 191 86 39.4 31.8-47.6 105 60.6 52.4-68.2
Onslow 199 91 40.2 31.1-50.0 108 59.8 50.0-68.9
Wake 201 99 46.1 38.3-54.2 102 53.9 45.8-61.7
Western NC 280 133 43.4 37.1-50.0 147 56.6 50.0-62.9
Piedmont NC 314 127 36.8 31.0-43.1 187 63.2 56.9-69.0
Eastern NC 263 102 39.6 32.5-47.2 161 60.4 52.8-67.5

+ Approximately half of the respondents received questions from this topic See Technical Notes for more information.

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*Data for this table were derived from the folic acid question 'How often do you take this vitamin pill or supplement?' and those respondents not taking multivitamin or folic acid containing pills considered non-daily user.

#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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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