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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-MALES

Some health experts recommend that women take 400 micrograms of the B vitamin folic acid, for which of the following reasons....*

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Make strong bones Prevent birth defects Prevent high bp Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,270 225 19.0 16.4-21.9 689 53.2 49.7-56.5 76 6.0 4.5- 7.8 280 21.9 19.2-24.8
RACE
White 913 150 16.0 13.3-19.1 537 60.3 56.4-64.1 51 5.3 3.8- 7.3 175 18.4 15.6-21.5
African American 199 38 20.0 14.2-27.4 87 39.7 32.1-47.7 16 9.4 5.5-15.4 58 31.0 23.7-39.3
Asian 16 2 12.2 3.0-38.9 10 72.0 46.0-88.6 1 4.1 0.6-25.0 3 11.7 3.3-33.9
Native American 15 0 0.0 . - . 5 24.3 7.7-55.2 3 18.9 5.5-48.5 7 56.7 27.4-82.0
Other Minorities 118 31 33.7 23.6-45.6 48 32.8 23.7-43.4 5 5.2 1.6-16.0 34 28.2 19.2-39.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 127 32 32.0 22.4-43.4 59 38.6 29.2-49.0 4 4.8 1.4-15.4 32 24.6 16.7-34.7
-English Speaking 38 7 19.4 8.8-37.6 25 59.0 40.1-75.5 1 5.0 0.7-27.7 5 16.7 6.0-38.4
-Spanish Speaking 89 25 35.8 24.2-49.4 34 32.4 22.2-44.7 3 4.7 1.0-19.3 27 27.0 17.6-39.1
Non-Hispanic 1,140 192 16.8 14.4-19.6 630 55.6 52.1-59.1 72 6.2 4.7- 8.0 246 21.3 18.6-24.4
AGE
18-24 182 26 16.5 10.8-24.5 87 43.9 35.4-52.8 18 10.5 6.1-17.4 51 29.1 21.8-37.6
25-34 519 96 19.7 15.6-24.5 304 56.8 51.4-62.1 31 5.9 3.7- 9.1 88 17.6 13.8-22.3
35-44 563 102 19.3 15.5-23.8 295 52.6 47.6-57.6 26 4.3 2.8- 6.7 140 23.7 19.8-28.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 39 28.7 20.3-38.9 63 33.6 25.5-42.7 9 4.7 2.1- 9.9 55 33.0 24.7-42.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 322 69 20.2 15.5-26.0 147 47.3 40.8-53.9 23 6.9 4.4-10.8 83 25.5 20.3-31.6
Some Post-H.S. 327 54 16.8 12.5-22.2 174 52.1 45.4-58.7 25 8.9 5.4-14.4 74 22.3 17.1-28.4
College Graduate 454 63 15.1 11.4-19.7 304 67.5 62.1-72.4 19 3.7 2.2- 6.3 68 13.6 10.4-17.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 80 22 33.9 21.6-48.9 33 38.1 25.2-53.0 5 6.6 2.3-17.3 20 21.4 12.6-33.9
$15,000- 24,999 190 40 23.9 17.0-32.5 85 39.2 31.1-48.0 11 6.8 3.0-14.5 54 30.1 22.3-39.3
$25,000- 34,999 168 37 17.2 11.8-24.3 81 49.7 41.0-58.5 10 6.3 3.2-12.2 40 26.7 19.5-35.5
$35,000- 49,999 175 26 15.3 9.9-22.8 101 61.1 52.4-69.1 15 8.9 5.1-14.8 33 14.8 9.9-21.5
$50,000-74,999 205 31 16.1 11.0-22.9 117 58.2 50.2-65.8 14 7.4 4.0-13.0 43 18.3 13.1-25.1
$75,000+ 249 40 14.2 9.9-20.0 150 61.8 54.4-68.6 9 2.9 1.3- 6.4 50 21.1 15.7-27.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 242 57 25.3 18.5-33.4 108 43.4 35.8-51.4 21 9.2 5.2-15.7 56 22.1 16.1-29.6
No 1,015 163 17.1 14.4-20.2 575 55.7 51.9-59.4 55 5.3 3.9- 7.1 222 21.9 19.0-25.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 151 31 20.5 13.8-29.3 82 52.6 42.9-62.1 10 6.8 3.3-13.8 28 20.1 12.9-29.9
Non-Veteran 1,049 184 18.9 16.0-22.2 572 53.6 49.8-57.3 62 6.0 4.4- 8.0 231 21.5 18.6-24.7
Currently Serving 69 10 16.7 8.7-29.8 34 45.7 32.9-59.1 4 4.4 1.6-11.6 21 33.2 21.6-47.3

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being between ages 18 and 44.

^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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