SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus County

Folic Acid

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

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
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
-Cabarrus County 110 27 23.9 16.2-33.6 66 58.9 48.6-68.5 1 1.6 0.2-10.5 16 15.6 9.5-24.7
GENDER
Male 39 10 21.2 11.2-36.4 21 57.3 40.9-72.3 1 3.7 0.5-21.9 7 17.8 8.4-33.9
Female 71 17 25.9 15.9-39.3 45 60.2 47.0-72.0 0 0.0 . - . 9 13.9 7.0-25.6
RACE
White 87 22 25.0 16.4-36.1 57 65.4 54.0-75.3 0 0.0 . - . 8 9.6 4.6-18.7
Other 22 4 18.1 6.1-43.0 9 38.8 19.2-62.8 1 7.0 1.0-36.2 8 36.0 17.7-59.5
AGE
18-44 110 27 23.9 16.2-33.6 66 58.9 48.6-68.5 1 1.6 0.2-10.5 16 15.6 9.5-24.7
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 40 13 31.8 18.0-49.7 18 46.1 29.9-63.2 1 4.0 0.6-23.6 8 18.0 8.6-34.0
Some College + 70 14 18.6 11.0-29.7 48 67.5 54.8-78.0 0 0.0 . - . 8 14.0 6.9-26.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 36 12 27.8 15.2-45.3 15 47.3 30.0-65.3 1 5.0 0.7-27.9 8 19.9 9.6-36.7
$50,000+ 52 11 21.9 11.9-36.9 34 61.9 46.7-75.0 0 0.0 . - . 7 16.2 7.7-31.1

Back to Folic Acid.

* 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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 05APR05.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook