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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 141 23 15.7 10.2-23.3 85 55.6 46.1-64.8 4 2.3 0.8- 6.2 29 26.4 18.2-36.6
GENDER
Male 46 9 18.4 9.1-33.7 23 44.6 29.4-60.8 4 5.7 2.0-15.2 10 31.3 16.9-50.6
Female 95 14 13.9 8.2-22.7 62 62.9 51.7-72.9 0 0.0 . - . 19 23.2 14.8-34.4
RACE
White 79 13 17.9 10.1-29.7 51 60.2 47.7-71.4 4 4.4 1.6-11.7 11 17.6 9.7-29.6
Other 59 9 12.1 6.1-22.7 32 50.6 36.0-65.0 0 0.0 . - . 18 37.3 23.6-53.5
AGE
18-44 140 23 15.8 10.3-23.4 84 55.4 45.9-64.6 4 2.3 0.8- 6.2 29 26.5 18.3-36.7
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 42 6 13.2 5.5-28.5 25 55.9 38.3-72.1 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7 10 29.8 15.4-49.7
Some College + 98 17 17.3 10.6-26.8 59 55.2 44.2-65.8 3 3.0 0.9- 9.2 19 24.6 15.7-36.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 77 14 16.1 9.3-26.3 42 50.3 37.7-62.8 3 3.3 1.0-10.1 18 30.4 19.1-44.8
$50,000+ 39 6 13.3 5.8-27.6 27 65.8 47.4-80.4 0 0.0 . - . 6 20.9 9.0-41.5

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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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