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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 104 15 13.8 8.1-22.7 73 68.6 57.8-77.7 3 2.8 0.9- 8.7 13 14.8 8.4-24.6
GENDER
Male 35 5 13.9 5.6-30.3 21 61.8 43.6-77.1 1 1.2 0.2- 8.1 8 23.2 11.4-41.4
Female 69 10 13.8 7.1-25.1 52 74.4 61.6-84.0 2 4.1 1.0-15.0 5 7.7 3.1-17.8
RACE
White 94 12 11.7 6.4-20.6 68 69.6 58.2-79.0 3 3.2 1.0- 9.8 11 15.5 8.5-26.4
Other 10 3 28.7 8.0-65.0 5 61.5 27.5-87.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 9.8 2.0-36.5
AGE
18-44 101 15 14.1 8.2-23.1 72 69.7 58.7-78.7 2 2.3 0.6- 8.7 12 13.9 7.7-23.8
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 36 9 20.7 10.5-36.8 20 61.4 43.3-76.9 2 4.0 0.9-15.9 5 13.9 5.1-32.6
Some College + 68 6 8.8 3.4-21.1 53 73.8 60.1-84.1 1 1.9 0.3-12.5 8 15.4 7.8-28.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 59 9 14.1 6.9-26.8 42 71.6 57.3-82.5 1 2.1 0.3-13.4 7 12.2 5.8-24.2
$50,000+ 30 3 11.0 3.4-30.5 21 63.8 43.2-80.3 0 0.0 . - . 6 25.2 11.3-47.0

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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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