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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

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
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,043 667 17.1 15.7-18.7 2,597 61.9 59.9-63.8 143 3.9 3.2- 4.8 636 17.1 15.6-18.6
-Alamance County 96 16 14.0 8.4-22.6 63 66.9 55.6-76.5 4 4.4 1.4-12.7 13 14.7 8.1-25.1
GENDER
Male 27 4 9.6 3.4-24.0 14 58.2 37.2-76.6 2 5.2 1.2-20.1 7 27.1 12.3-49.5
Female 69 12 16.6 9.2-28.2 49 71.9 59.0-82.0 2 4.0 0.8-17.9 6 7.6 3.2-16.7
RACE
White 69 12 15.8 8.7-26.9 45 66.6 53.5-77.6 3 5.7 1.7-17.6 9 11.9 6.0-22.3
Other 27 4 10.0 3.5-25.3 18 67.5 44.7-84.2 1 1.5 0.2-10.4 4 21.0 7.4-46.8
AGE
18-44 95 16 14.2 8.4-22.8 62 66.6 55.3-76.3 4 4.5 1.5-12.8 13 14.8 8.2-25.3
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 33 9 26.3 13.4-45.3 16 46.3 28.4-65.2 1 1.4 0.2- 9.8 7 25.9 11.5-48.3
Some College + 63 7 8.2 3.7-17.1 47 76.6 63.6-86.0 3 5.8 1.7-18.1 6 9.3 4.0-20.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 59 13 18.6 10.5-30.8 35 62.4 48.3-74.6 2 4.3 0.8-19.2 9 14.7 7.5-26.9
$50,000+ 24 1 3.3 0.5-20.4 20 84.7 63.7-94.6 1 4.5 0.6-26.0 2 7.5 1.6-28.2

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

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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