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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 14,321 7,138 47.2 46.1-48.2 7,183 52.8 51.8-53.9
GENDER
Male 5,271 2,257 40.8 39.2-42.4 3,014 59.2 57.6-60.8
Female 9,050 4,881 53.1 51.8-54.4 4,169 46.9 45.6-48.2
RACE
White 10,746 5,773 51.6 50.4-52.7 4,973 48.4 47.3-49.6
African American 2,538 1,020 38.9 36.5-41.3 1,518 61.1 58.7-63.5
Asian 83 39 47.5 34.3-61.0 44 52.5 39.0-65.7
Native American 276 108 42.5 34.6-50.8 168 57.5 49.2-65.4
Other Minorities 598 156 20.8 17.1-25.2 442 79.2 74.8-82.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 645 177 22.5 18.7-26.8 468 77.5 73.2-81.3
-English Speaking 265 127 46.5 38.9-54.2 138 53.5 45.8-61.1
-Spanish Speaking 380 50 11.7 8.1-16.5 330 88.3 83.5-91.9
Non-Hispanic 13,658 6,954 48.9 47.9-50.0 6,704 51.1 50.0-52.1
AGE
18-24 802 266 29.6 25.8-33.6 536 70.4 66.4-74.2
25-34 2,317 975 38.5 36.1-40.9 1,342 61.5 59.1-63.9
35-44 2,708 1,231 44.1 41.8-46.5 1,477 55.9 53.5-58.2
45-54 2,680 1,361 48.9 46.5-51.2 1,319 51.1 48.8-53.5
55-64 2,447 1,389 55.4 52.9-58.0 1,058 44.6 42.0-47.1
65-74 1,882 1,078 56.2 53.3-59.0 804 43.8 41.0-46.7
75+ 1,415 805 58.1 54.9-61.3 610 41.9 38.7-45.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,323 780 28.1 25.9-30.4 1,543 71.9 69.6-74.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,188 1,873 42.1 40.2-44.0 2,315 57.9 56.0-59.8
Some Post-H.S. 3,605 1,946 52.7 50.7-54.8 1,659 47.3 45.2-49.3
College Graduate 4,181 2,526 57.9 56.0-59.8 1,655 42.1 40.2-44.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,621 644 35.0 31.9-38.2 977 65.0 61.8-68.1
$15,000- 24,999 2,414 1,021 37.1 34.7-39.6 1,393 62.9 60.4-65.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,665 804 43.9 41.1-46.9 861 56.1 53.1-58.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,893 973 49.6 46.9-52.4 920 50.4 47.6-53.1
$50,000-74,999 1,740 982 54.7 51.8-57.5 758 45.3 42.5-48.2
$75,000+ 1,961 1,189 59.9 57.1-62.5 772 40.1 37.5-42.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,563 2,251 47.6 45.7-49.4 2,312 52.4 50.6-54.3
No 9,516 4,788 47.2 45.9-48.5 4,728 52.8 51.5-54.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,841 973 52.9 50.1-55.6 868 47.1 44.4-49.9
Non-Veteran 12,314 6,088 46.2 45.0-47.3 6,226 53.8 52.7-55.0
Currently Serving 164 76 45.4 36.7-54.5 88 54.6 45.5-63.3

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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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