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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 95 7 7.9 3.6-16.7 78 78.9 67.9-86.8 3 5.4 1.7-15.5 7 7.8 3.6-16.1
GENDER
Male 30 3 9.0 2.7-26.1 22 72.8 53.5-86.2 3 12.0 3.9-31.5 2 6.2 1.6-21.9
Female 65 4 7.1 2.5-18.6 56 83.7 70.7-91.7 0 0.0 . - . 5 9.1 3.6-21.1
RACE
White 82 7 9.0 4.1-18.7 70 82.9 71.2-90.4 3 6.1 2.0-17.3 2 2.1 0.4- 9.3
Other 12 0 0.0 . - . 7 45.5 20.2-73.2 0 0.0 . - . 5 54.5 26.8-79.8
AGE
18-44 95 7 7.9 3.6-16.7 78 78.9 67.9-86.8 3 5.4 1.7-15.5 7 7.8 3.6-16.1
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 26 1 4.6 0.6-26.6 21 76.7 53.8-90.2 1 6.8 1.0-35.4 3 11.9 3.7-32.2
Some College + 69 6 9.3 3.9-20.7 57 79.8 66.7-88.6 2 4.7 1.2-17.4 4 6.1 2.2-16.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 61 5 7.3 2.9-17.6 48 77.0 63.1-86.7 2 5.4 1.3-19.4 6 10.3 4.5-22.1
$50,000+ 28 1 4.3 0.6-25.2 25 84.9 62.1-95.0 1 6.4 0.9-33.6 1 4.4 0.6-25.5

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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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