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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Folic Acid+

Some health experts recommend that women take 400 micrograms of the B vitamin folic acid, for which of the following reasons....*

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Respond.#
Make strong bones Prevent birth defects Prevent high bp Other Don''t know
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,386 239 17.7 14.6-21.3 631 41.4 37.5-45.4 59 5.0 3.5- 7.0 102 6.8 5.2- 8.7 355 29.1 25.4-33.2
GENDER
Male 540 104 19.0 14.1-25.0 187 32.2 26.7-38.2 35 6.8 4.4-10.4 37 5.6 3.6- 8.7 177 36.4 30.3-42.9
Female 846 135 16.5 12.9-20.8 444 50.4 45.2-55.5 24 3.2 1.8- 5.6 65 7.8 5.7-10.7 178 22.1 18.0-26.8
RACE
White 993 164 16.8 13.6-20.5 488 44.0 39.4-48.6 38 4.5 2.9- 6.9 56 5.4 3.8- 7.6 247 29.4 25.0-34.2
African American 301 56 16.8 11.3-24.2 111 37.5 29.3-46.4 16 5.6 3.0-10.3 39 10.9 7.1-16.5 79 29.2 21.4-38.4
Other Minorities 72 12 26.8 9.2-57.0 26 27.3 15.2-44.1 3 8.4 2.3-26.2 6 6.3 2.1-17.8 25 31.1 16.8-50.2
HISPANIC
Yes 59 11 37.7 15.7-66.4 20 21.4 10.3-39.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 5 6.6 1.9-20.4 22 33.8 16.5-56.9
No 1,326 228 16.5 13.8-19.7 610 42.6 38.6-46.6 58 5.3 3.7- 7.4 97 6.8 5.2- 8.8 333 28.9 25.1-33.0
AGE
18-24 247 43 20.9 13.1-31.6 109 35.5 27.5-44.5 18 8.7 4.8-15.4 19 5.7 3.2- 9.9 58 29.2 20.7-39.3
25-34 548 89 13.8 10.2-18.4 269 46.0 39.9-52.3 17 3.4 1.8- 6.3 36 6.7 4.3-10.2 137 30.1 24.5-36.4
35-44 591 107 19.0 14.8-24.2 253 41.2 35.3-47.4 24 4.0 2.4- 6.6 47 7.5 5.0-11.1 160 28.2 22.8-34.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 103 17 24.3 11.4-44.6 29 20.6 10.9-35.4 9 7.4 3.0-17.1 5 3.8 1.3-10.4 43 43.9 28.3-60.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 427 89 18.6 13.8-24.7 150 34.2 27.5-41.7 19 5.9 3.2-10.6 41 9.9 6.6-14.5 128 31.3 24.8-38.7
Some Post-H.S. 389 65 16.8 12.2-22.8 183 43.4 36.6-50.5 15 3.2 1.6- 6.1 28 5.2 3.1- 8.7 98 31.4 24.8-38.7
College Graduate 465 68 14.7 10.6-20.1 268 57.0 50.5-63.2 16 4.6 2.5- 8.3 28 5.5 3.4- 8.8 85 18.3 13.7-23.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 112 17 11.9 6.3-21.2 43 45.1 30.9-60.1 5 3.9 1.3-11.3 13 8.5 4.2-16.6 34 30.6 19.1-45.2
$15,000- 24,999 239 46 22.4 15.4-31.6 92 32.1 24.1-41.2 10 4.8 2.0-10.8 19 5.7 3.2-10.0 72 35.0 25.6-45.7
$25,000- 34,999 206 37 14.6 8.8-23.4 92 41.2 31.0-52.2 11 7.2 3.0-16.2 14 8.4 4.1-16.2 52 28.6 20.1-39.1
$35,000- 49,999 269 43 17.3 11.5-25.2 129 43.5 35.4-52.0 12 5.9 2.9-11.8 17 5.8 3.2-10.4 68 27.4 20.2-36.0
$50,000+ 396 62 13.8 9.7-19.1 207 48.2 40.9-55.5 13 4.4 2.3- 8.5 27 6.8 4.0-11.4 87 26.9 20.5-34.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 78 8 14.9 7.3-27.9 49 60.5 47.8-71.9 3 4.7 1.4-14.8 4 3.3 1.1- 9.4 14 16.6 9.6-27.2
Cumberland 122 22 30.1 11.8-58.1 46 27.9 17.3-41.7 8 6.9 2.7-16.4 12 10.6 5.3-20.2 34 24.5 15.4-36.8
Durham 96 15 16.0 8.7-27.6 49 49.4 37.6-61.2 5 8.0 2.6-22.0 10 9.6 4.8-18.4 17 17.0 10.0-27.3
Forsyth 97 22 19.4 12.2-29.4 34 32.1 22.2-44.0 5 5.1 1.6-15.4 5 4.6 1.7-12.1 31 38.7 26.4-52.6
Gaston 101 20 15.4 9.7-23.6 41 45.9 35.0-57.2 4 5.4 2.0-14.2 10 8.5 4.3-16.0 26 24.7 16.5-35.3
Guilford 88 10 11.3 5.7-21.2 44 47.1 35.7-58.8 4 5.8 1.9-16.2 9 11.9 6.1-22.1 21 23.9 15.4-35.2
Mecklenburg 116 22 20.4 13.2-30.2 54 44.5 34.6-54.8 6 6.0 2.5-13.5 7 3.3 1.4- 7.5 27 25.9 17.6-36.3
New Hanover 86 17 18.5 11.0-29.4 37 38.6 27.4-51.0 4 7.0 2.3-19.3 5 4.9 1.7-13.3 23 31.1 20.3-44.5
Onslow 122 24 14.4 8.9-22.5 60 47.4 34.3-60.9 3 3.1 1.0- 9.5 4 3.0 1.0- 8.4 31 32.1 18.4-49.8
Wake 116 16 11.3 6.5-18.9 59 52.2 41.5-62.8 4 5.5 2.0-14.2 11 9.2 4.8-16.8 26 21.9 14.0-32.6
Western NC 107 21 23.7 15.1-35.3 52 44.2 34.0-54.9 4 4.7 1.5-13.3 6 5.5 2.2-13.2 24 21.9 14.6-31.6
Piedmont NC 124 12 9.6 5.0-17.6 56 45.7 35.6-56.2 4 4.6 1.6-12.2 9 6.1 3.0-12.2 43 34.0 24.7-44.6
Eastern NC 133 30 23.4 15.9-33.1 50 30.6 21.7-41.2 5 3.8 1.4- 9.8 10 6.9 3.5-13.3 38 35.3 25.3-46.7

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being between ages 18 and 44.

#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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