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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid

Do any of the vitamin pills or supplements you take contain folic acid?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Don't know/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,410 347 24.1 21.4-27.0 690 49.7 46.4-53.1 373 26.2 23.4-29.1
GENDER
Male 451 100 21.7 17.4-26.7 225 50.6 44.9-56.4 126 27.7 23.0-32.8
Female 959 247 25.8 22.6-29.3 465 49.1 45.2-53.1 247 25.1 21.9-28.6
RACE
White 1,093 283 25.2 22.2-28.5 534 50.3 46.6-54.1 276 24.4 21.5-27.6
African American 228 46 20.3 14.3-28.0 111 48.9 40.4-57.6 71 30.7 23.8-38.8
Asian 6 0 0.0 . - . 4 48.0 12.4-85.8 2 52.0 14.2-87.6
Native American 38 6 25.6 8.4-56.4 21 50.9 29.7-71.7 11 23.5 11.5-42.0
Other Minorities 37 12 25.9 13.7-43.5 13 31.4 17.1-50.2 12 42.7 25.1-62.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 36 9 21.0 10.0-38.9 15 41.4 23.4-62.1 12 37.5 20.9-57.7
-English Speaking 27 7 23.0 10.0-44.6 12 39.9 19.5-64.5 8 37.1 17.9-61.4
-Spanish Speaking 9 2 15.7 2.7-55.6 3 45.5 15.5-79.2 4 38.8 13.1-72.7
Non-Hispanic 1,373 338 24.2 21.5-27.1 674 50.0 46.6-53.4 361 25.8 23.1-28.7
AGE
18-24 64 18 23.6 13.6-37.6 26 38.0 24.7-53.4 20 38.5 25.0-54.0
25-34 127 35 26.3 18.4-36.1 69 56.4 46.0-66.3 23 17.2 11.0-26.0
35-44 167 38 21.7 15.1-30.1 84 53.7 44.4-62.8 45 24.6 17.9-32.9
45-54 255 57 19.9 14.8-26.2 141 54.9 47.4-62.1 57 25.2 19.2-32.4
55-64 294 87 29.4 23.3-36.3 141 47.5 40.2-54.9 66 23.1 17.6-29.7
65-74 270 68 27.0 20.7-34.3 120 45.3 38.0-52.8 82 27.7 21.8-34.5
75+ 224 43 19.4 13.8-26.5 102 43.3 35.6-51.4 79 37.3 29.9-45.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 261 41 17.2 11.6-24.8 123 47.1 39.4-54.9 97 35.7 28.8-43.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 426 92 20.7 16.4-25.6 209 49.3 43.5-55.1 125 30.1 25.0-35.7
Some Post-H.S. 316 89 27.6 22.0-34.2 150 49.1 42.2-56.0 77 23.3 18.1-29.3
College Graduate 406 124 28.2 23.3-33.8 208 52.3 45.9-58.5 74 19.5 15.1-24.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 200 43 19.9 14.1-27.4 84 44.9 36.4-53.8 73 35.1 27.4-43.7
$15,000- 24,999 245 54 23.7 17.5-31.3 119 46.7 38.7-54.9 72 29.6 22.8-37.5
$25,000- 34,999 162 46 30.2 22.2-39.5 74 41.9 33.2-51.1 42 28.0 20.5-36.8
$35,000- 49,999 181 40 22.1 15.8-30.0 97 52.1 43.4-60.7 44 25.8 18.7-34.3
$50,000-74,999 150 43 27.1 19.5-36.3 81 58.3 48.7-67.4 26 14.6 9.7-21.4
$75,000+ 150 39 20.0 13.8-28.0 82 59.0 48.5-68.7 29 21.1 14.1-30.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 584 137 22.6 18.8-27.0 274 48.8 43.8-53.8 173 28.6 24.4-33.2
No 807 206 24.9 21.3-28.7 410 50.8 46.4-55.2 191 24.3 20.8-28.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 183 48 24.1 17.5-32.3 82 44.0 35.5-52.8 53 31.9 24.3-40.5
Non-Veteran 1,213 299 24.4 21.5-27.5 595 50.3 46.7-53.9 319 25.3 22.5-28.5
Currently Serving 14 0 0.0 . - . 13 91.5 57.9-98.8 1 8.5 1.2-42.1

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking vitamins but not multivitamins. Due to large number of responses, data for Don't know/Not sure category are also presented.

^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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