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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Folic Acid

Daily taking multivitamins or vitamin pills/supplements containing folic acid*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,321 7,138 47.2 46.1-48.2 7,183 52.8 51.8-53.9
-Eastern NC 4,767 2,278 45.5 43.8-47.2 2,489 54.5 52.8-56.2
GENDER
Male 1,716 712 39.6 36.9-42.4 1,004 60.4 57.6-63.1
Female 3,051 1,566 50.7 48.6-52.8 1,485 49.3 47.2-51.4
RACE
White 3,165 1,682 51.5 49.4-53.6 1,483 48.5 46.4-50.6
African American 1,184 449 36.5 33.2-39.8 735 63.5 60.2-66.8
Other Minorities 14 10 77.9 49.7-92.6 4 22.1 7.4-50.3
AGE
18-24 320 110 28.7 23.1-34.9 210 71.3 65.1-76.9
25-34 787 311 38.3 34.4-42.4 476 61.7 57.6-65.6
35-44 842 346 39.7 35.9-43.6 496 60.3 56.4-64.1
45-54 874 441 48.0 44.0-52.0 433 52.0 48.0-56.0
55-64 836 469 55.0 50.9-59.2 367 45.0 40.8-49.1
65-74 628 333 52.4 47.7-57.0 295 47.6 43.0-52.3
75+ 460 259 58.1 52.8-63.3 201 41.9 36.7-47.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 799 263 26.2 22.8-30.0 536 73.8 70.0-77.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,525 641 40.2 37.3-43.2 884 59.8 56.8-62.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,256 669 52.3 49.0-55.5 587 47.7 44.5-51.0
College Graduate 1,180 701 59.8 56.4-63.0 479 40.2 37.0-43.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 616 227 30.6 26.4-35.3 389 69.4 64.7-73.6
$15,000- 24,999 893 373 37.1 33.3-41.0 520 62.9 59.0-66.7
$25,000- 34,999 568 259 42.8 38.2-47.6 309 57.2 52.4-61.8
$35,000- 49,999 636 322 49.6 45.1-54.2 314 50.4 45.8-54.9
$50,000-74,999 517 280 52.2 47.1-57.2 237 47.8 42.8-52.9
$75,000+ 539 319 59.3 54.5-63.9 220 40.7 36.1-45.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,654 796 45.9 43.0-48.8 858 54.1 51.2-57.0
No 3,022 1,448 45.6 43.4-47.8 1,574 54.4 52.2-56.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 685 364 53.2 48.9-57.5 321 46.8 42.5-51.1
Non-Veteran 3,950 1,853 43.8 41.9-45.7 2,097 56.2 54.3-58.1
Currently Serving 132 61 46.9 37.1-57.0 71 53.1 43.0-62.9

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*Data for this table were derived from the folic acid question 'How often do you take this vitamin pill or supplement?' and those respondents not taking multivitamin or folic acid containing pills considered non-daily user.

^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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