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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-MALES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not taking vitamins
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 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
RACE
White 4,085 2,001 48.2 46.3-50.0 330 7.4 6.5- 8.4 1,754 44.4 42.6-46.3
African American 854 305 35.1 31.4-39.1 53 6.8 4.9- 9.6 496 58.0 54.0-62.0
Asian 39 15 39.0 23.2-57.6 1 3.3 0.5-19.8 23 57.7 39.5-74.1
Native American 89 29 30.7 19.7-44.5 10 14.0 6.2-28.4 50 55.3 41.5-68.3
Other Minorities 295 104 32.2 25.9-39.2 11 2.1 1.0- 4.2 180 65.7 58.7-72.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 298 100 31.8 25.6-38.8 12 2.4 1.2- 5.0 186 65.7 58.7-72.2
-English Speaking 99 39 39.5 28.4-51.8 9 7.3 3.0-16.7 51 53.2 41.1-64.8
-Spanish Speaking 199 61 29.2 22.0-37.6 3 0.7 0.2- 2.4 135 70.1 61.6-77.3
Non-Hispanic 5,084 2,365 45.6 44.0-47.3 397 7.4 6.5- 8.3 2,322 47.0 45.4-48.7
AGE
18-24 327 102 27.6 22.2-33.7 18 3.0 1.8- 5.1 207 69.4 63.1-75.0
25-34 876 341 36.8 33.1-40.8 45 4.0 2.8- 5.7 490 59.2 55.2-63.0
35-44 1,065 454 43.0 39.4-46.6 56 5.4 4.0- 7.2 555 51.6 48.0-55.2
45-54 1,021 514 49.5 45.8-53.3 70 6.4 4.9- 8.4 437 44.1 40.4-47.9
55-64 984 510 50.0 46.1-53.8 94 9.6 7.4-12.3 380 40.5 36.7-44.3
65-74 673 335 50.7 46.2-55.2 78 11.3 8.7-14.5 260 38.0 33.7-42.5
75+ 426 206 51.3 45.7-57.0 45 9.6 6.9-13.2 175 39.1 33.7-44.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 927 261 25.4 22.2-28.9 74 6.7 5.0- 8.9 592 67.9 64.1-71.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,528 577 36.8 33.9-39.8 103 5.9 4.7- 7.4 848 57.3 54.2-60.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,263 663 53.5 50.1-56.8 84 6.2 4.8- 7.9 516 40.4 37.2-43.7
College Graduate 1,658 959 56.2 53.2-59.1 148 8.6 7.0-10.5 551 35.3 32.4-38.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 487 157 28.6 23.6-34.3 42 7.9 5.5-11.1 288 63.5 57.6-69.0
$15,000- 24,999 800 301 34.6 30.6-38.7 48 5.3 3.7- 7.6 451 60.1 55.8-64.3
$25,000- 34,999 655 270 39.0 34.7-43.5 51 6.2 4.6- 8.4 334 54.8 50.2-59.2
$35,000- 49,999 811 390 47.5 43.4-51.7 72 8.4 6.4-10.8 349 44.1 40.0-48.3
$50,000-74,999 771 406 52.6 48.4-56.7 56 6.2 4.6- 8.4 309 41.2 37.1-45.3
$75,000+ 886 519 58.9 55.0-62.8 57 7.2 5.1-10.1 310 33.8 30.2-37.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,615 727 44.7 41.7-47.8 144 7.9 6.5- 9.5 744 47.4 44.3-50.4
No 3,672 1,701 44.5 42.5-46.5 260 6.6 5.7- 7.7 1,711 48.9 46.9-50.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,729 909 52.8 49.9-55.6 155 8.3 6.9- 9.9 665 38.9 36.2-41.8
Non-Veteran 3,526 1,494 40.7 38.7-42.7 244 6.4 5.4- 7.5 1,788 53.0 50.9-55.0
Currently Serving 132 63 47.6 38.0-57.3 11 6.9 3.5-13.1 58 45.6 36.1-55.3

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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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