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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Risk Factors+

Daily consumption of 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?'

#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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