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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-MALES

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 5,304 2,567 46.7 45.0-48.4 2,737 53.3 51.6-55.0
RACE
White 4,023 2,088 50.7 48.8-52.6 1,935 49.3 47.4-51.2
African American 838 315 37.1 33.2-41.1 523 62.9 58.9-66.8
Asian 39 15 39.0 23.2-57.6 24 61.0 42.4-76.8
Native American 87 30 36.6 24.0-51.3 57 63.4 48.7-76.0
Other Minorities 290 106 32.9 26.5-40.0 184 67.1 60.0-73.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 294 103 32.5 26.2-39.5 191 67.5 60.5-73.8
-English Speaking 98 42 41.6 30.3-53.9 56 58.4 46.1-69.7
-Spanish Speaking 196 61 29.4 22.1-37.9 135 70.6 62.1-77.9
Non-Hispanic 5,003 2,462 48.1 46.4-49.8 2,541 51.9 50.2-53.6
AGE
18-24 322 104 28.3 22.8-34.5 218 71.7 65.5-77.2
25-34 871 347 37.4 33.6-41.4 524 62.6 58.6-66.4
35-44 1,048 466 44.6 41.0-48.3 582 55.4 51.7-59.0
45-54 1,008 527 51.6 47.8-55.3 481 48.4 44.7-52.2
55-64 961 544 54.5 50.6-58.4 417 45.5 41.6-49.4
65-74 662 355 54.8 50.2-59.3 307 45.2 40.7-49.8
75+ 414 219 55.4 49.6-61.0 195 44.6 39.0-50.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 908 273 27.2 23.8-30.8 635 72.8 69.2-76.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,500 597 38.4 35.5-41.5 903 61.6 58.5-64.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,247 682 55.6 52.3-58.9 565 44.4 41.1-47.7
College Graduate 1,636 1,007 59.4 56.4-62.3 629 40.6 37.7-43.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 474 166 30.9 25.7-36.7 308 69.1 63.3-74.3
$15,000- 24,999 793 310 35.9 31.8-40.1 483 64.1 59.9-68.2
$25,000- 34,999 640 283 41.8 37.4-46.3 357 58.2 53.7-62.6
$35,000- 49,999 799 409 50.5 46.3-54.7 390 49.5 45.3-53.7
$50,000-74,999 761 423 55.0 50.8-59.1 338 45.0 40.9-49.2
$75,000+ 874 532 60.9 56.9-64.8 342 39.1 35.2-43.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,590 766 47.4 44.3-50.5 824 52.6 49.5-55.7
No 3,614 1,760 46.7 44.7-48.7 1,854 53.3 51.3-55.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,691 950 56.1 53.2-59.0 741 43.9 41.0-46.8
Non-Veteran 3,480 1,553 42.7 40.6-44.7 1,927 57.3 55.3-59.4
Currently Serving 131 63 47.9 38.3-57.7 68 52.1 42.3-61.7

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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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