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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 210 33 14.7 10.1-20.9 134 62.2 54.5-69.2 10 6.1 3.2-11.5 33 17.0 12.0-23.7
GENDER
Male 63 7 9.7 4.1-21.3 36 57.0 43.5-69.5 7 12.8 6.1-25.1 13 20.5 11.9-33.0
Female 147 26 17.9 11.9-25.9 98 65.5 56.4-73.5 3 1.8 0.5- 6.1 20 14.8 9.3-22.9
RACE
White 142 15 9.0 5.3-15.0 100 69.7 60.8-77.4 8 7.2 3.5-14.4 19 14.1 8.8-21.7
Other 67 17 26.3 15.8-40.3 34 46.6 33.7-60.0 2 3.8 0.8-15.9 14 23.3 13.6-37.1
AGE
18-44 210 33 14.7 10.1-20.9 134 62.2 54.5-69.2 10 6.1 3.2-11.5 33 17.0 12.0-23.7
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 35 8 23.3 11.1-42.6 14 38.9 22.8-57.9 3 7.8 2.3-23.3 10 30.0 16.2-48.6
Some College + 175 25 12.1 8.0-18.0 120 69.0 61.0-76.0 7 5.6 2.6-11.9 23 13.2 8.6-19.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 83 15 18.9 10.8-31.1 46 50.4 38.4-62.4 4 5.7 2.0-15.4 18 25.0 15.6-37.5
$50,000+ 89 11 10.6 5.6-19.3 68 77.4 66.5-85.5 4 5.4 1.9-14.7 6 6.6 2.8-14.7

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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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