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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 76 19 20.4 12.2-32.1 39 52.6 39.7-65.1 6 8.2 3.1-20.0 12 18.9 10.4-31.8
GENDER
Male 18 2 9.2 2.2-31.6 8 44.1 22.7-68.0 2 13.8 3.1-44.5 6 32.9 14.4-58.8
Female 58 17 26.4 15.4-41.3 31 57.1 42.4-70.7 4 5.2 1.8-14.0 6 11.3 4.9-24.2
RACE
White 59 14 20.8 11.2-35.2 31 52.9 38.2-67.1 5 9.9 3.5-25.2 9 16.4 8.1-30.7
Other 17 5 19.3 7.4-41.7 8 51.6 27.2-75.2 1 2.9 0.4-18.6 3 26.2 8.7-57.0
AGE
18-44 73 19 21.1 12.6-33.1 37 52.3 39.2-65.1 6 8.4 3.2-20.6 11 18.1 9.7-31.4
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 40 13 24.2 12.7-41.0 12 34.2 19.9-52.1 5 13.0 4.7-31.2 10 28.7 15.3-47.1
Some College + 36 6 14.8 6.1-31.8 27 79.7 62.6-90.3 1 1.1 0.1- 7.5 2 4.4 0.9-18.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 34 10 23.5 10.9-43.5 13 40.8 23.8-60.4 4 14.3 4.5-37.2 7 21.3 9.3-41.8
$50,000+ 19 4 19.9 7.2-44.1 15 80.1 55.9-92.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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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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