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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Osteoporosis Prevention

Are you taking any vitamin pills or supplements that contain calcium, to lower your risk of osteoporosis or weak bones?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,964 1,573 47.9 45.1-50.7 1,391 52.1 49.3-54.9
GENDER
Male 1,079 364 29.6 25.9-33.7 715 70.4 66.3-74.1
Female 1,885 1,209 62.9 59.1-66.5 676 37.1 33.5-40.9
RACE
White 2,394 1,341 50.8 47.7-54.0 1,053 49.2 46.0-52.3
African American 451 173 35.8 29.6-42.5 278 64.2 57.5-70.4
Other Minorities 83 41 36.4 23.2-52.0 42 63.6 48.0-76.8
HISPANIC
Yes 41 16 31.7 16.6-52.1 25 68.3 47.9-83.4
No 2,918 1,556 48.2 45.4-51.0 1,362 51.8 49.0-54.6
AGE
45-54 1,085 543 42.6 38.0-47.4 542 57.4 52.6-62.0
55-64 772 424 50.8 45.7-55.9 348 49.2 44.1-54.3
65+ 1,107 606 51.5 47.3-55.8 501 48.5 44.2-52.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 558 227 35.8 30.3-41.7 331 64.2 58.3-69.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 894 478 51.1 46.2-55.9 416 48.9 44.1-53.8
Some Post-H.S. 708 412 52.1 46.7-57.6 296 47.9 42.4-53.3
College Graduate 796 455 51.3 45.1-57.4 341 48.7 42.6-54.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 338 152 40.8 33.0-49.2 186 59.2 50.8-67.0
$15,000- 24,999 487 248 41.5 35.2-48.1 239 58.5 51.9-64.8
$25,000- 34,999 382 207 50.8 43.6-58.0 175 49.2 42.0-56.4
$35,000- 49,999 375 217 55.8 48.2-63.0 158 44.2 37.0-51.8
$50,000+ 709 399 48.8 42.7-55.0 310 51.2 45.0-57.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 227 122 50.1 43.0-57.3 105 49.9 42.7-57.0
Cumberland 177 96 51.4 43.1-59.6 81 48.6 40.4-56.9
Durham 168 82 42.6 33.2-52.6 86 57.4 47.4-66.8
Forsyth 248 137 55.4 48.5-62.1 111 44.6 37.9-51.5
Gaston 227 119 47.9 40.9-55.0 108 52.1 45.0-59.1
Guilford 198 103 45.5 37.8-53.5 95 54.5 46.5-62.2
Mecklenburg 177 92 50.2 42.1-58.2 85 49.8 41.8-57.9
New Hanover 204 118 53.5 45.8-61.0 86 46.5 39.0-54.2
Onslow 155 86 49.9 41.0-58.7 69 50.1 41.3-59.0
Wake 149 95 58.9 49.8-67.4 54 41.1 32.6-50.2
Western NC 371 195 47.0 41.4-52.7 176 53.0 47.3-58.6
Piedmont NC 358 176 46.1 39.7-52.5 182 53.9 47.5-60.3
Eastern NC 305 152 46.1 39.6-52.8 153 53.9 47.2-60.4

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* This question was asked only of female respondents who reported being age 45 years and older.

#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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