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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 118 15 13.3 7.7-22.0 79 69.1 59.2-77.5 3 2.1 0.6- 6.9 21 15.6 9.9-23.5
GENDER
Male 36 4 15.4 5.9-34.6 21 61.0 43.0-76.3 2 4.2 1.0-16.6 9 19.4 9.8-34.9
Female 82 11 11.9 6.3-21.3 58 74.4 63.2-83.1 1 0.7 0.1- 4.5 12 13.0 7.1-22.8
RACE
White 75 8 10.2 4.7-20.7 54 73.7 61.7-82.9 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 12 15.3 8.6-25.7
Other 43 7 17.8 8.1-34.9 25 62.4 45.4-76.9 2 3.7 0.8-15.8 9 16.0 7.7-30.4
AGE
18-44 117 15 13.3 7.7-22.1 79 69.4 59.5-77.7 3 2.1 0.6- 6.9 20 15.2 9.6-23.2
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 29 6 20.0 8.3-40.9 17 62.1 41.7-79.0 0 0.0 . - . 6 17.9 7.5-36.7
Some College + 89 9 10.5 5.1-20.3 62 72.0 60.9-81.0 3 2.9 0.8- 9.6 15 14.6 8.6-23.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 65 10 14.3 7.1-26.5 41 66.0 52.4-77.5 2 1.8 0.4- 7.1 12 17.9 9.9-30.3
$50,000+ 38 4 12.7 4.5-30.8 27 70.5 52.8-83.6 1 3.4 0.5-20.4 6 13.5 5.8-28.3

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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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