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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Iredell 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
-Iredell County 113 15 12.2 6.9-20.5 77 67.2 56.0-76.7 3 2.8 0.8- 9.4 18 17.9 10.8-28.1
GENDER
Male 39 3 4.2 1.2-13.7 23 68.1 49.6-82.3 1 2.1 0.3-13.9 12 25.5 13.2-43.5
Female 74 12 18.7 10.3-31.5 54 66.4 52.5-77.9 2 3.3 0.6-15.3 6 11.6 4.7-25.8
RACE
White 91 11 9.6 5.1-17.5 66 76.2 65.2-84.6 3 3.5 1.0-11.9 11 10.6 5.5-19.4
Other 21 4 22.0 7.6-49.0 10 32.3 16.0-54.5 0 0.0 . - . 7 45.7 23.8-69.4
AGE
18-44 111 15 12.3 7.0-20.7 76 67.4 56.1-77.0 3 2.8 0.8- 9.5 17 17.6 10.5-27.8
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 44 8 17.8 8.4-33.8 23 47.4 31.7-63.6 2 5.6 1.4-20.5 11 29.2 16.3-46.6
Some College + 69 7 7.9 3.5-16.7 54 82.2 70.1-90.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 7 9.3 3.9-20.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 53 6 9.4 4.0-20.7 35 67.6 50.3-81.1 2 3.7 0.7-17.4 10 19.3 9.5-35.1
$50,000+ 42 7 13.6 6.3-27.0 29 68.1 51.4-81.2 1 2.7 0.4-17.1 5 15.5 6.4-33.2

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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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