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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Folic Acid

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not taking vitamins
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,698 7,729 50.6 49.5-51.6 1,298 8.2 7.6- 8.7 5,671 41.3 40.2-42.3
-Eastern NC 4,911 2,486 48.6 46.9-50.3 418 7.8 6.9- 8.7 2,007 43.7 41.9-45.4
GENDER
Male 1,762 788 43.1 40.4-45.9 123 6.3 5.1- 7.7 851 50.6 47.8-53.4
Female 3,149 1,698 53.5 51.4-55.5 295 9.1 8.0-10.4 1,156 37.4 35.4-39.5
RACE
White 3,257 1,818 54.3 52.3-56.4 288 8.3 7.2- 9.5 1,151 37.4 35.4-39.4
African American 1,221 486 37.9 34.7-41.3 94 7.3 5.7- 9.2 641 54.8 51.4-58.1
Other Minorities 14 12 89.9 63.1-97.9 1 2.9 0.4-18.9 1 7.2 1.0-38.0
AGE
18-24 325 123 30.9 25.3-37.2 18 4.7 2.6- 8.4 184 64.4 57.7-70.5
25-34 800 360 43.8 39.8-48.0 35 3.8 2.6- 5.5 405 52.4 48.2-56.5
35-44 869 414 46.2 42.4-50.2 58 6.7 4.9- 9.0 397 47.1 43.2-51.0
45-54 904 486 51.1 47.1-55.0 81 8.6 6.7-11.0 337 40.3 36.4-44.4
55-64 857 483 55.5 51.3-59.5 87 9.7 7.5-12.4 287 34.9 31.0-38.9
65-74 659 342 52.9 48.4-57.4 82 11.9 9.3-15.1 235 35.2 31.0-39.6
75+ 477 267 57.4 52.2-62.5 56 10.7 8.0-14.1 154 31.9 27.2-37.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 827 303 31.7 27.9-35.8 64 6.1 4.5- 8.2 460 62.2 57.9-66.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,573 691 41.8 38.8-44.7 147 9.1 7.5-11.0 735 49.2 46.2-52.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,293 719 54.9 51.6-58.1 94 6.8 5.4- 8.7 480 38.3 35.2-41.5
College Graduate 1,209 766 63.8 60.6-66.9 112 8.2 6.7-10.1 331 28.0 25.1-31.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 642 238 31.9 27.6-36.5 58 8.7 6.3-11.9 346 59.5 54.5-64.3
$15,000- 24,999 917 416 40.7 36.8-44.7 78 7.5 5.7-10.0 423 51.8 47.6-55.9
$25,000- 34,999 585 273 44.9 40.3-49.6 52 8.2 6.0-11.0 260 46.9 42.2-51.6
$35,000- 49,999 655 353 52.3 47.7-56.8 58 8.3 6.1-11.2 244 39.4 35.0-43.9
$50,000-74,999 530 303 54.8 49.8-59.7 42 7.2 5.1-10.1 185 38.0 33.2-42.9
$75,000+ 548 351 64.0 59.3-68.5 42 7.1 5.1- 9.9 155 28.9 24.7-33.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,714 853 48.0 45.1-50.9 169 8.7 7.2-10.3 692 43.4 40.5-46.3
No 3,102 1,598 49.3 47.2-51.5 243 7.4 6.4- 8.6 1,261 43.3 41.1-45.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 703 383 54.6 50.4-58.8 56 8.0 6.0-10.8 264 37.3 33.3-41.5
Non-Veteran 4,074 2,032 47.1 45.2-49.0 352 7.8 6.9- 8.9 1,690 45.0 43.1-47.0
Currently Serving 134 71 53.5 43.5-63.1 10 4.6 2.4- 8.8 53 41.9 32.5-52.0

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking vitamins. 'Not taking vitamins' category is added to the denominator so that the estimates are based on all respondents.

^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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