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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not taking vitamins
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,698 7,729 50.6 49.5-51.6 1,298 8.2 7.6- 8.7 5,671 41.3 40.2-42.3
GENDER
Male 5,389 2,467 44.4 42.8-46.0 410 6.9 6.2- 7.8 2,512 48.7 47.0-50.3
Female 9,309 5,262 56.3 55.0-57.6 888 9.3 8.6-10.0 3,159 34.4 33.2-35.6
RACE
White 11,024 6,167 54.2 53.0-55.4 1,020 8.7 8.1- 9.3 3,837 37.1 36.0-38.3
African American 2,607 1,119 42.0 39.7-44.4 200 7.5 6.2- 8.9 1,288 50.5 48.1-52.9
Asian 88 46 51.6 38.7-64.3 6 7.7 3.0-18.3 36 40.7 28.9-53.7
Native American 285 110 40.8 33.2-48.8 34 12.5 7.9-19.3 141 46.7 38.9-54.7
Other Minorities 610 237 34.3 29.6-39.4 31 3.3 2.2- 5.0 342 62.4 57.3-67.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 658 263 35.3 30.7-40.2 31 3.5 2.2- 5.3 364 61.2 56.2-66.0
-English Speaking 273 139 49.4 41.9-56.9 23 7.7 4.6-12.7 111 42.9 35.6-50.5
-Spanish Speaking 385 124 29.0 23.5-35.1 8 1.5 0.7- 3.3 253 69.5 63.3-75.1
Non-Hispanic 14,022 7,458 51.7 50.6-52.7 1,266 8.5 7.9- 9.1 5,298 39.8 38.8-40.9
AGE
18-24 816 297 32.7 28.9-36.8 52 5.5 4.0- 7.7 467 61.7 57.5-65.8
25-34 2,348 1,121 44.7 42.2-47.2 115 4.9 3.9- 6.0 1,112 50.4 47.9-53.0
35-44 2,769 1,420 50.2 47.9-52.5 159 5.9 4.9- 7.1 1,190 43.9 41.6-46.3
45-54 2,746 1,501 54.0 51.7-56.4 245 7.9 6.8- 9.1 1,000 38.1 35.8-40.4
55-64 2,520 1,450 55.7 53.2-58.2 283 10.9 9.5-12.6 787 33.4 31.0-35.8
65-74 1,953 1,094 55.2 52.4-58.0 244 12.5 10.8-14.4 615 32.3 29.7-35.0
75+ 1,476 809 56.0 52.8-59.1 192 11.9 10.1-14.1 475 32.0 29.1-35.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,406 874 32.4 30.0-34.8 227 7.8 6.6- 9.2 1,305 59.8 57.2-62.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,306 2,011 44.5 42.6-46.4 389 8.3 7.3- 9.3 1,906 47.2 45.3-49.1
Some Post-H.S. 3,688 2,108 56.4 54.4-58.4 287 7.4 6.4- 8.5 1,293 36.3 34.3-38.2
College Graduate 4,272 2,719 61.6 59.8-63.5 394 8.9 7.9-10.1 1,159 29.4 27.7-31.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,687 686 37.2 34.1-40.4 176 9.4 7.8-11.2 825 53.4 50.1-56.7
$15,000- 24,999 2,473 1,131 41.4 38.9-43.9 217 8.0 6.7- 9.4 1,125 50.6 48.0-53.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,709 849 46.2 43.3-49.1 155 8.1 6.8- 9.7 705 45.7 42.8-48.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,944 1,074 53.4 50.6-56.1 172 8.3 7.0- 9.9 698 38.3 35.7-41.0
$50,000-74,999 1,774 1,065 58.8 55.9-61.5 145 7.3 6.0- 8.8 564 34.0 31.3-36.7
$75,000+ 2,000 1,284 63.7 61.0-66.3 146 7.5 6.1- 9.2 570 28.8 26.4-31.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,706 2,380 49.6 47.8-51.5 518 10.1 9.1-11.2 1,808 40.3 38.5-42.2
No 9,739 5,241 51.2 50.0-52.5 762 7.4 6.8- 8.1 3,736 41.4 40.1-42.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,895 1,016 53.7 50.9-56.4 171 8.2 6.9- 9.7 708 38.2 35.5-40.9
Non-Veteran 12,635 6,625 50.0 48.9-51.1 1,113 8.2 7.6- 8.8 4,897 41.8 40.7-42.9
Currently Serving 166 87 51.2 42.4-60.0 14 7.0 3.8-12.5 65 41.8 33.3-50.8

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking vitamins. 'Not taking vitamins' category is added to the denominator so that the estimates are based on all respondents.

^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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