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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Folic Acid

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,438 8,076 53.6 52.5-54.6 6,362 46.4 45.4-47.5
-Eastern NC 4,819 2,588 51.5 49.7-53.2 2,231 48.5 46.8-50.3
GENDER
Male 1,732 811 45.2 42.4-48.0 921 54.8 52.0-57.6
Female 3,087 1,777 57.1 55.0-59.2 1,310 42.9 40.8-45.0
RACE
White 3,195 1,893 57.5 55.5-59.6 1,302 42.5 40.4-44.5
African American 1,199 509 40.6 37.3-44.0 690 59.4 56.0-62.7
Other Minorities 14 12 89.9 63.1-97.9 2 10.1 2.1-36.9
AGE
18-24 323 130 33.2 27.3-39.7 193 66.8 60.3-72.7
25-34 796 374 45.9 41.8-50.1 422 54.1 49.9-58.2
35-44 854 424 48.3 44.3-52.2 430 51.7 47.8-55.7
45-54 882 505 54.5 50.5-58.5 377 45.5 41.5-49.5
55-64 841 504 58.7 54.6-62.8 337 41.3 37.2-45.4
65-74 636 360 57.1 52.5-61.6 276 42.9 38.4-47.5
75+ 467 280 61.1 55.8-66.2 187 38.9 33.8-44.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 810 314 33.3 29.3-37.5 496 66.7 62.5-70.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,533 717 44.5 41.6-47.6 816 55.5 52.4-58.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,273 745 57.8 54.6-61.0 528 42.2 39.0-45.4
College Graduate 1,194 804 67.4 64.3-70.5 390 32.6 29.5-35.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 624 251 34.3 29.8-39.1 373 65.7 60.9-70.2
$15,000- 24,999 899 433 43.6 39.6-47.8 466 56.4 52.2-60.4
$25,000- 34,999 570 286 48.4 43.6-53.1 284 51.6 46.9-56.4
$35,000- 49,999 641 364 54.9 50.3-59.4 277 45.1 40.6-49.7
$50,000-74,999 524 320 58.3 53.3-63.2 204 41.7 36.8-46.7
$75,000+ 546 362 66.1 61.4-70.5 184 33.9 29.5-38.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,669 891 51.1 48.1-54.0 778 48.9 46.0-51.9
No 3,057 1,660 52.1 49.9-54.3 1,397 47.9 45.7-50.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 692 393 57.2 53.0-61.4 299 42.8 38.6-47.0
Non-Veteran 3,994 2,124 50.2 48.2-52.1 1,870 49.8 47.9-51.8
Currently Serving 133 71 53.9 43.9-63.6 62 46.1 36.4-56.1

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*Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions. See the 2004 questionnaire.

^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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