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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,438 8,076 53.6 52.5-54.6 6,362 46.4 45.4-47.5
GENDER
Male 5,304 2,567 46.7 45.0-48.4 2,737 53.3 51.6-55.0
Female 9,134 5,509 59.9 58.7-61.2 3,625 40.1 38.8-41.3
RACE
White 10,821 6,450 57.5 56.3-58.7 4,371 42.5 41.3-43.7
African American 2,565 1,165 44.4 42.0-46.9 1,400 55.6 53.1-58.0
Asian 86 46 53.8 40.6-66.4 40 46.2 33.6-59.4
Native American 278 116 45.1 37.2-53.3 162 54.9 46.7-62.8
Other Minorities 604 249 35.8 31.0-40.8 355 64.2 59.2-69.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 651 272 36.5 31.8-41.5 379 63.5 58.5-68.2
-English Speaking 269 146 52.5 44.8-60.0 123 47.5 40.0-55.2
-Spanish Speaking 382 126 29.4 23.9-35.5 256 70.6 64.5-76.1
Non-Hispanic 13,769 7,796 54.8 53.8-55.9 5,973 45.2 44.1-46.2
AGE
18-24 808 315 34.8 30.9-39.0 493 65.2 61.0-69.1
25-34 2,337 1,156 46.3 43.8-48.9 1,181 53.7 51.1-56.2
35-44 2,733 1,458 52.1 49.8-54.5 1,275 47.9 45.5-50.2
45-54 2,699 1,558 56.7 54.3-59.0 1,141 43.3 41.0-45.7
55-64 2,465 1,537 60.4 57.9-62.9 928 39.6 37.1-42.1
65-74 1,897 1,162 60.4 57.6-63.2 735 39.6 36.8-42.4
75+ 1,429 852 60.6 57.4-63.8 577 39.4 36.2-42.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,343 915 34.6 32.2-37.1 1,428 65.4 62.9-67.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,219 2,103 47.3 45.4-49.2 2,116 52.7 50.8-54.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,640 2,197 59.3 57.2-61.3 1,443 40.7 38.7-42.8
College Graduate 4,210 2,843 65.2 63.3-67.0 1,367 34.8 33.0-36.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,638 729 40.3 37.1-43.6 909 59.7 56.4-62.9
$15,000- 24,999 2,429 1,185 44.2 41.7-46.8 1,244 55.8 53.2-58.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,674 895 49.7 46.8-52.7 779 50.3 47.3-53.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,909 1,114 56.3 53.6-59.0 795 43.7 41.0-46.4
$50,000-74,999 1,753 1,108 61.3 58.4-64.0 645 38.7 36.0-41.6
$75,000+ 1,975 1,323 66.2 63.5-68.7 652 33.8 31.3-36.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,599 2,517 53.2 51.4-55.1 2,082 46.8 44.9-48.6
No 9,593 5,447 54.0 52.7-55.2 4,146 46.0 44.8-47.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,854 1,064 57.0 54.2-59.8 790 43.0 40.2-45.8
Non-Veteran 12,417 6,924 53.0 51.8-54.1 5,493 47.0 45.9-48.2
Currently Serving 165 87 51.5 42.6-60.3 78 48.5 39.7-57.4

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*Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions. See the 2004 questionnaire.

^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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