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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid

Currently taking multivitamins or vitamin pills/supplements containing folic acid-FEMALES, Age 18-44*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,637 2,012 54.9 52.9-56.9 1,625 45.1 43.1-47.1
RACE
White 2,460 1,487 60.4 58.0-62.7 973 39.6 37.3-42.0
African American 772 339 43.7 39.4-48.2 433 56.3 51.8-60.6
Asian 37 23 68.8 48.1-84.0 14 31.2 16.0-51.9
Native American 79 30 43.5 30.1-57.8 49 56.5 42.2-69.9
Other Minorities 264 117 40.4 33.6-47.5 147 59.6 52.5-66.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 267 120 41.7 34.8-49.0 147 58.3 51.0-65.2
-English Speaking 101 61 66.0 54.5-75.9 40 34.0 24.1-45.5
-Spanish Speaking 166 59 30.4 23.1-38.9 107 69.6 61.1-76.9
Non-Hispanic 3,368 1,891 56.1 54.0-58.2 1,477 43.9 41.8-46.0
AGE
18-24 486 211 42.1 36.8-47.6 275 57.9 52.4-63.2
25-34 1,466 809 55.0 51.9-58.1 657 45.0 41.9-48.1
35-44 1,685 992 59.1 56.1-62.0 693 40.9 38.0-43.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 382 130 32.7 27.5-38.5 252 67.3 61.5-72.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 954 447 46.6 42.8-50.5 507 53.4 49.5-57.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,045 600 57.7 53.9-61.4 445 42.3 38.6-46.1
College Graduate 1,254 834 66.2 62.9-69.4 420 33.8 30.6-37.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 342 139 41.2 34.7-48.2 203 58.8 51.8-65.3
$15,000- 24,999 626 264 41.2 36.5-46.1 362 58.8 53.9-63.5
$25,000- 34,999 494 263 51.9 46.5-57.2 231 48.1 42.8-53.5
$35,000- 49,999 530 332 62.5 57.5-67.2 198 37.5 32.8-42.5
$50,000-74,999 472 314 66.9 61.5-71.9 158 33.1 28.1-38.5
$75,000+ 524 362 68.0 62.9-72.7 162 32.0 27.3-37.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 674 355 54.7 50.0-59.3 319 45.3 40.7-50.0
No 2,899 1,631 55.3 53.1-57.5 1,268 44.7 42.5-46.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 91 59 67.4 55.3-77.5 32 32.6 22.5-44.7
Non-Veteran 3,517 1,933 54.5 52.4-56.5 1,584 45.5 43.5-47.6
Currently Serving 29 20 77.6 58.9-89.3 9 22.4 10.7-41.1

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

^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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