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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 2,964 1,573 47.9 45.1-50.7 1,391 52.1 49.3-54.9
Piedmont NC 358 176 46.1 39.7-52.5 182 53.9 47.5-60.3
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

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available for Piedmont North Carolina. Please refer to the North Carolina table for statewide breakdowns.

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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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