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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-MALES

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 5,271 2,257 40.8 39.2-42.4 3,014 59.2 57.6-60.8
RACE
White 4,003 1,860 45.3 43.5-47.2 2,143 54.7 52.8-56.5
African American 831 280 32.5 28.9-36.5 551 67.5 63.5-71.1
Asian 37 13 36.3 20.5-55.8 24 63.7 44.2-79.5
Native American 87 30 36.6 24.0-51.3 57 63.4 48.7-76.0
Other Minorities 286 62 18.2 13.3-24.4 224 81.8 75.6-86.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 291 61 18.6 13.7-24.8 230 81.4 75.2-86.3
-English Speaking 97 39 39.6 28.4-52.0 58 60.4 48.0-71.6
-Spanish Speaking 194 22 11.4 6.7-18.5 172 88.6 81.5-93.3
Non-Hispanic 4,973 2,194 42.9 41.3-44.6 2,779 57.1 55.4-58.7
AGE
18-24 319 86 23.5 18.4-29.4 233 76.5 70.6-81.6
25-34 864 289 30.2 26.7-33.9 575 69.8 66.1-73.3
35-44 1,039 384 36.4 33.0-40.0 655 63.6 60.0-67.0
45-54 1,005 460 44.4 40.7-48.2 545 55.6 51.8-59.3
55-64 956 492 50.3 46.4-54.3 464 49.7 45.7-53.6
65-74 657 330 50.9 46.3-55.5 327 49.1 44.5-53.7
75+ 413 211 54.2 48.5-59.9 202 45.8 40.1-51.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 900 215 19.7 16.9-22.9 685 80.3 77.1-83.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,494 532 34.6 31.7-37.6 962 65.4 62.4-68.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,235 593 48.4 45.1-51.8 642 51.6 48.2-54.9
College Graduate 1,631 911 53.4 50.4-56.4 720 46.6 43.6-49.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 470 140 26.4 21.4-32.1 330 73.6 67.9-78.6
$15,000- 24,999 790 247 27.1 23.6-30.9 543 72.9 69.1-76.4
$25,000- 34,999 635 248 35.7 31.5-40.1 387 64.3 59.9-68.5
$35,000- 49,999 796 359 44.8 40.7-49.0 437 55.2 51.0-59.3
$50,000-74,999 755 383 50.4 46.2-54.6 372 49.6 45.4-53.8
$75,000+ 870 492 56.0 51.9-59.9 378 44.0 40.1-48.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,581 678 42.0 39.0-45.1 903 58.0 54.9-61.0
No 3,590 1,540 40.5 38.5-42.4 2,050 59.5 57.6-61.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,680 869 52.0 49.1-54.9 811 48.0 45.1-50.9
Non-Veteran 3,459 1,333 36.0 34.1-38.0 2,126 64.0 62.0-65.9
Currently Serving 130 54 42.0 32.6-52.0 76 58.0 48.0-67.4

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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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