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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Johnston 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
-Johnston County 141 19 13.0 8.1-20.2 89 56.7 46.7-66.1 6 6.2 2.6-14.1 27 24.2 16.3-34.2
GENDER
Male 42 11 20.0 10.7-34.3 17 38.9 24.2-56.1 1 4.0 0.6-23.6 13 37.0 22.3-54.5
Female 99 8 8.3 3.9-16.7 72 68.5 56.2-78.7 5 7.6 2.9-18.6 14 15.6 8.3-27.3
RACE
White 108 11 10.5 5.6-18.7 75 67.1 56.2-76.4 3 4.3 1.2-14.5 19 18.1 11.3-27.7
Other 31 7 16.7 7.5-33.4 13 34.8 18.9-54.9 3 10.4 3.1-29.9 8 38.1 20.5-59.5
AGE
18-44 140 18 12.4 7.6-19.5 89 57.1 47.1-66.5 6 6.2 2.6-14.2 27 24.3 16.5-34.5
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 47 9 17.5 8.8-32.0 23 43.4 28.1-60.1 3 7.4 2.3-21.7 12 31.6 17.7-49.8
Some College + 94 10 10.4 5.4-19.1 66 64.2 51.8-75.0 3 5.4 1.5-17.7 15 19.9 11.5-32.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 59 8 14.4 7.0-27.4 36 51.4 36.1-66.5 4 7.0 2.3-19.1 11 27.2 14.5-45.3
$50,000+ 60 9 13.3 6.6-24.9 40 59.7 44.6-73.2 2 8.0 2.1-26.4 9 19.0 9.7-33.8

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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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