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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Folic Acid

Do any of the vitamin pills or supplements you take contain folic acid?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Don't know/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,410 347 24.1 21.4-27.0 690 49.7 46.4-53.1 373 26.2 23.4-29.1
-Eastern NC 461 102 23.2 18.7-28.3 223 46.8 41.3-52.3 136 30.1 25.3-35.4
GENDER
Male 135 23 19.8 12.6-29.8 70 48.1 38.4-58.0 42 32.0 23.7-41.7
Female 326 79 25.2 19.9-31.3 153 45.9 39.5-52.5 94 28.9 23.3-35.2
RACE
White 308 75 24.9 19.5-31.4 151 48.5 41.7-55.3 82 26.6 21.0-33.0
African American 111 23 23.0 14.3-34.9 48 40.3 29.9-51.6 40 36.7 26.7-48.0
Other Minorities 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 22 7 34.0 14.4-61.1 9 29.5 12.9-54.4 6 36.5 15.4-64.4
25-34 39 14 39.6 23.9-57.8 17 31.0 18.4-47.4 8 29.4 15.5-48.5
35-44 61 10 17.1 8.1-32.6 32 52.0 36.9-66.7 19 31.0 19.0-46.1
45-54 86 19 22.0 13.0-34.8 40 43.2 31.5-55.7 27 34.8 23.6-47.9
55-64 92 21 23.4 14.1-36.2 50 56.2 43.8-68.0 21 20.4 12.7-31.0
65-74 97 18 18.1 10.7-29.0 41 46.5 34.9-58.5 38 35.3 25.3-46.8
75+ 63 13 22.2 12.7-35.9 33 50.9 36.9-64.9 17 26.9 15.8-41.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 82 11 13.8 6.2-28.0 36 42.6 30.1-56.0 35 43.7 31.3-56.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 159 26 16.2 10.3-24.6 80 48.4 39.0-58.0 53 35.3 26.7-45.1
Some Post-H.S. 102 26 29.8 19.7-42.3 48 45.4 34.1-57.2 28 24.8 16.5-35.6
College Graduate 117 38 33.5 24.4-44.1 59 49.0 38.8-59.3 20 17.4 10.9-26.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 73 13 16.0 8.4-28.4 27 44.4 30.5-59.2 33 39.6 27.2-53.5
$15,000- 24,999 86 17 24.7 14.0-39.8 43 41.2 29.0-54.7 26 34.0 22.2-48.3
$25,000- 34,999 54 13 25.4 14.3-41.0 24 39.3 26.1-54.2 17 35.3 22.3-50.9
$35,000- 49,999 61 11 14.6 7.2-27.4 33 52.3 37.2-67.0 17 33.1 20.0-49.4
$50,000-74,999 43 17 38.0 23.1-55.5 19 43.4 27.7-60.6 7 18.6 8.8-35.2
$75,000+ 43 11 25.0 13.5-41.5 29 68.0 51.1-81.1 3 7.1 2.1-21.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 192 38 19.8 13.7-27.8 86 44.3 36.0-52.9 68 35.9 28.2-44.4
No 263 62 24.9 19.0-32.0 136 49.1 41.8-56.4 65 26.0 20.0-33.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 58 10 19.4 9.4-35.9 35 56.1 40.8-70.3 13 24.5 14.0-39.4
Non-Veteran 393 92 24.4 19.5-30.0 179 44.1 38.3-50.2 122 31.5 26.2-37.3
Currently Serving 10 0 0.0 . - . 9 83.6 39.0-97.6 1 16.4 2.4-61.0

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking vitamins but not multivitamins. Due to large number of responses, data for Don't know/Not sure category are also presented.

^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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