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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,707 740 43.7 40.8-46.7 967 56.3 53.3-59.2
AGE
18-24 109 27 22.1 14.2-32.8 82 77.9 67.2-85.8
25-34 314 125 38.0 31.7-44.6 189 62.0 55.4-68.3
35-44 340 141 43.6 37.0-50.5 199 56.4 49.5-63.0
45-54 329 155 48.5 41.9-55.3 174 51.5 44.7-58.1
55-64 251 133 56.7 49.2-63.9 118 43.3 36.1-50.8
65-74 201 87 41.0 32.7-49.9 114 59.0 50.1-67.3
75+ 152 66 46.4 36.9-56.1 86 53.6 43.9-63.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 354 112 32.8 27.0-39.1 242 67.2 60.9-73.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 558 225 39.4 34.5-44.5 333 60.6 55.5-65.5
Some Post-H.S. 452 207 46.3 40.6-52.2 245 53.7 47.8-59.4
College Graduate 340 195 55.4 48.7-61.9 145 44.6 38.1-51.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 361 128 33.8 28.3-39.8 233 66.2 60.2-71.7
$15,000- 24,999 421 180 43.0 37.2-49.1 241 57.0 50.9-62.8
$25,000- 34,999 226 100 41.7 34.1-49.6 126 58.3 50.4-65.9
$35,000- 49,999 173 80 43.8 35.2-52.7 93 56.2 47.3-64.8
$50,000-74,999 90 50 61.1 48.7-72.2 40 38.9 27.8-51.3
$75,000+ 77 49 65.8 52.9-76.7 28 34.2 23.3-47.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 610 249 41.2 36.5-46.0 361 58.8 54.0-63.5
No 1,057 479 45.7 41.9-49.5 578 54.3 50.5-58.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 49 25 65.4 48.8-78.9 24 34.6 21.1-51.2
Non-Veteran 1,648 710 42.9 40.0-45.9 938 57.1 54.1-60.0
Currently Serving 10 5 59.9 28.7-84.7 5 40.1 15.3-71.3

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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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