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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Folic Acid

Do any of the vitamin pills or supplements you take contain folic acid?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Don't know/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,410 347 24.1 21.4-27.0 690 49.7 46.4-53.1 373 26.2 23.4-29.1
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 29 7 25.6 11.9-46.7 15 46.5 27.8-66.3 7 27.9 12.6-50.9
Buncombe 32 14 39.6 23.6-58.1 13 41.2 24.7-59.9 5 19.2 8.1-39.1
Cabarrus 30 6 20.3 8.7-40.6 21 65.1 43.0-82.2 3 14.5 4.2-39.9
Catawba 28 10 29.4 14.4-50.8 15 55.3 33.8-75.0 3 15.3 4.4-41.4
Cumberland 39 6 14.0 5.7-30.5 19 53.1 36.4-69.1 14 32.9 19.6-49.7
Davidson 43 7 10.6 4.7-22.5 19 53.5 36.0-70.2 17 35.8 21.3-53.5
Durham 41 11 23.9 12.9-39.9 19 44.5 28.6-61.7 11 31.6 16.9-51.2
Forsyth 44 10 19.4 9.9-34.5 21 54.9 38.7-70.1 13 25.7 14.3-41.7
Gaston 28 5 16.9 6.6-37.0 17 62.7 41.1-80.2 6 20.4 8.2-42.2
Guilford 53 16 28.6 16.9-44.1 27 48.0 33.1-63.3 10 23.4 12.3-40.1
Iredell 44 13 25.4 14.3-41.1 18 44.4 29.1-60.8 13 30.2 17.4-47.0
Johnston 43 9 12.3 5.8-24.3 23 60.6 41.6-76.9 11 27.0 13.9-46.0
Mecklenburg 68 18 29.1 18.3-42.9 32 46.6 33.8-59.8 18 24.3 15.2-36.7
New Hanover 26 9 46.1 25.4-68.2 9 25.8 12.3-46.2 8 28.2 13.6-49.4
Onslow 29 7 22.1 10.2-41.4 16 57.7 37.9-75.3 6 20.3 9.0-39.7
Orange 38 8 22.9 11.6-40.2 22 52.0 35.2-68.4 8 25.1 12.6-43.6
Pitt 31 5 14.8 5.8-33.2 19 66.5 47.3-81.4 7 18.6 8.3-36.6
Randolph 46 5 9.0 3.5-21.0 27 62.3 45.9-76.2 14 28.8 16.7-44.9
Robeson 38 6 19.2 8.4-38.1 23 60.4 42.2-76.1 9 20.5 9.9-37.5
Rowan 52 12 26.5 14.7-42.9 26 45.1 30.7-60.4 14 28.4 16.3-44.6
Union 41 14 34.8 19.5-54.0 18 46.6 28.8-65.3 9 18.6 8.9-34.9
Wake 46 10 17.8 8.9-32.3 26 66.2 49.8-79.5 10 16.0 7.9-29.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 42 14 31.4 18.2-48.5 19 42.3 27.0-59.2 9 26.4 13.7-44.6
Northeast Partnership II 49 8 17.1 8.4-31.6 22 42.9 28.4-58.8 19 40.0 25.6-56.5
Northeast Partnership I 43 11 24.6 13.7-40.2 18 42.8 27.8-59.3 14 32.5 19.1-49.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 35 7 33.5 16.7-55.8 20 48.6 30.0-67.6 8 17.9 8.5-34.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 43 12 26.5 14.0-44.5 17 37.1 22.2-54.9 14 36.4 21.5-54.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 37 6 14.7 6.3-30.8 18 51.0 33.4-68.3 13 34.3 19.6-52.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 34 9 20.1 9.9-36.5 16 54.2 36.5-70.9 9 25.6 13.2-43.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 37 11 30.8 16.6-49.8 15 43.7 26.8-62.2 11 25.5 13.6-42.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 60 15 21.5 12.6-34.1 24 38.7 26.2-52.8 21 39.9 26.9-54.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 29 3 15.0 4.4-40.3 17 53.1 33.1-72.1 9 31.9 16.6-52.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 33 12 38.6 22.1-58.1 13 30.3 16.7-48.6 8 31.1 14.7-54.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 49 13 20.7 11.6-34.1 24 53.9 38.2-68.7 12 25.5 13.9-42.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 50 18 30.5 17.6-47.3 22 50.5 33.6-67.4 10 19.0 9.1-35.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 102 22 22.9 15.0-33.3 45 42.5 32.2-53.6 35 34.5 24.8-45.8
No 1,308 325 24.2 21.4-27.2 645 50.2 46.7-53.6 338 25.7 22.9-28.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 461 102 23.2 18.7-28.3 223 46.8 41.3-52.3 136 30.1 25.3-35.4
Piedmont 805 197 23.2 19.8-27.0 401 51.6 47.2-56.1 207 25.2 21.6-29.0
Western NC 144 48 29.8 21.8-39.1 66 48.0 38.1-58.1 30 22.2 15.0-31.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 80 32 34.5 23.2-47.8 33 45.6 32.2-59.5 15 19.9 11.3-32.8
Northwest 287 69 20.8 16.0-26.4 139 52.1 45.1-58.9 79 27.2 21.5-33.8
Charlotte 210 57 27.5 20.7-35.7 105 48.8 40.5-57.1 48 23.7 17.4-31.4
Greensboro 205 49 24.5 17.8-32.8 106 47.5 39.0-56.1 50 28.0 20.7-36.6
Southern Regional 144 31 20.5 14.1-28.9 66 45.2 36.0-54.8 47 34.3 25.8-43.8
Coastal 60 15 30.1 17.6-46.5 26 41.5 28.0-56.4 19 28.4 17.5-42.6
Wake 181 37 17.4 11.6-25.3 95 59.8 49.9-68.9 49 22.8 16.2-31.1
Area L 63 12 26.4 14.4-43.5 31 46.5 32.2-61.3 20 27.1 16.5-41.2
Eastern 173 43 24.4 17.6-32.9 86 49.2 40.2-58.3 44 26.4 19.0-35.4

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking vitamins but not multivitamins. Due to large number of responses, data for Don't know/Not sure category are also presented.

^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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

****Click here to learn about other NC Area Health Education Centers

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