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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

Folic Acid

Daily taking multivitamins or vitamin pills/supplements containing folic acid*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,321 7,138 47.2 46.1-48.2 7,183 52.8 51.8-53.9
-Mecklenburg County 608 328 49.3 44.9-53.8 280 50.7 46.2-55.1
GENDER
Male 238 120 47.2 40.4-54.1 118 52.8 45.9-59.6
Female 370 208 51.5 45.7-57.2 162 48.5 42.8-54.3
RACE
White 425 261 58.2 52.8-63.3 164 41.8 36.7-47.2
Other 179 67 32.1 25.1-40.0 112 67.9 60.0-74.9
AGE
18-44 304 141 42.9 37.0-49.1 163 57.1 50.9-63.0
45+ 302 187 57.2 50.6-63.6 115 42.8 36.4-49.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 172 63 29.3 22.3-37.5 109 70.7 62.5-77.7
Some College + 435 264 58.4 53.1-63.4 171 41.6 36.6-46.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 248 111 37.2 30.7-44.2 137 62.8 55.8-69.3
$50,000+ 238 151 60.9 54.0-67.5 87 39.1 32.5-46.0

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*Data for this table were derived from the folic acid question 'How often do you take this vitamin pill or supplement?' and those respondents not taking multivitamin or folic acid containing pills considered non-daily user.

^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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