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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Folic Acid

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not taking vitamins
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,698 7,729 50.6 49.5-51.6 1,298 8.2 7.6- 8.7 5,671 41.3 40.2-42.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 398 206 50.0 44.3-55.7 29 7.5 5.0-11.1 163 42.5 36.8-48.3
Buncombe 362 232 60.8 54.9-66.5 29 7.1 4.8-10.3 101 32.1 26.7-38.0
Cabarrus 420 230 52.5 47.1-57.9 30 6.8 4.4-10.3 160 40.7 35.4-46.1
Catawba 368 197 49.2 43.2-55.2 25 7.4 4.7-11.4 146 43.4 37.4-49.6
Cumberland 434 254 55.9 50.4-61.2 34 7.4 5.2-10.5 146 36.7 31.5-42.2
Davidson 377 155 36.4 30.9-42.3 41 10.2 7.1-14.4 181 53.4 47.3-59.4
Durham 404 232 54.4 48.6-60.2 39 8.0 5.6-11.2 133 37.6 32.0-43.5
Forsyth 435 243 53.9 48.6-59.1 39 8.5 6.0-11.8 153 37.7 32.6-43.0
Gaston 369 185 49.2 43.4-55.0 27 7.0 4.5-10.6 157 43.8 38.2-49.6
Guilford 415 231 52.6 47.0-58.2 50 9.8 7.2-13.3 134 37.6 32.1-43.4
Iredell 418 230 54.5 48.9-59.9 37 8.5 6.0-11.9 151 37.1 31.9-42.6
Johnston 470 239 50.2 44.6-55.8 40 6.9 4.6-10.3 191 42.9 37.4-48.6
Mecklenburg 622 363 54.5 50.0-58.9 60 8.7 6.6-11.4 199 36.8 32.5-41.3
New Hanover 371 222 58.8 53.0-64.4 26 6.2 4.0- 9.6 123 35.0 29.6-40.7
Onslow 384 217 55.6 49.9-61.1 29 7.3 4.9-10.7 138 37.1 31.8-42.8
Orange 407 247 59.3 53.6-64.7 38 8.2 5.8-11.4 122 32.6 27.4-38.2
Pitt 370 193 48.1 42.3-53.8 25 5.6 3.6- 8.5 152 46.4 40.6-52.2
Randolph 345 178 47.1 41.0-53.3 43 12.2 8.8-16.8 124 40.6 34.7-46.9
Robeson 365 153 40.8 35.1-46.9 32 8.6 5.9-12.5 180 50.5 44.6-56.5
Rowan 437 198 41.9 36.8-47.3 47 10.3 7.5-14.0 192 47.8 42.4-53.3
Union 427 265 61.9 56.3-67.2 37 9.6 6.5-13.9 125 28.5 23.9-33.7
Wake 590 337 53.9 49.2-58.5 44 7.3 5.1-10.4 209 38.8 34.2-43.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 350 183 51.2 45.1-57.2 40 9.2 6.6-12.8 127 39.6 33.8-45.8
Northeast Partnership II 471 229 46.4 41.3-51.5 45 7.8 5.6-10.7 197 45.9 40.7-51.1
Northeast Partnership I 389 150 36.3 31.0-41.9 39 8.6 6.2-12.0 200 55.1 49.4-60.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 360 168 45.3 39.3-51.4 34 9.1 6.1-13.2 158 45.7 39.6-51.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 458 221 44.8 39.5-50.1 39 8.4 5.9-11.9 198 46.8 41.4-52.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 400 214 52.4 46.8-57.9 32 7.1 4.8-10.3 154 40.5 35.1-46.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 395 173 43.3 38.0-48.8 30 7.0 4.8-10.1 192 49.7 44.2-55.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 450 273 54.2 48.6-59.6 35 7.6 5.3-10.9 142 38.2 32.8-43.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 526 251 42.9 38.1-47.9 54 10.6 7.9-14.0 221 46.5 41.5-51.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 354 168 45.9 40.2-51.8 26 6.7 4.3-10.1 160 47.4 41.6-53.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 351 184 53.2 46.7-59.5 30 7.7 5.2-11.1 137 39.2 33.2-45.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 420 197 44.7 39.3-50.2 47 9.1 6.6-12.4 176 46.2 40.6-51.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 586 311 51.3 46.2-56.3 46 7.6 5.3-10.7 229 41.2 36.2-46.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 969 439 44.1 40.5-47.8 93 7.8 6.2- 9.7 437 48.1 44.4-51.8
No 13,729 7,290 51.0 49.9-52.0 1,205 8.2 7.6- 8.8 5,234 40.9 39.8-41.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,911 2,486 48.6 46.9-50.3 418 7.8 6.9- 8.7 2,007 43.7 41.9-45.4
Piedmont 8,186 4,367 51.3 49.9-52.6 749 8.6 7.9- 9.4 3,070 40.2 38.8-41.6
Western NC 1,601 876 52.0 48.9-55.0 131 7.3 5.9- 9.0 594 40.7 37.7-43.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 927 533 54.2 50.2-58.2 73 7.3 5.5- 9.7 321 38.5 34.5-42.5
Northwest 2,838 1,427 48.1 45.8-50.4 258 8.3 7.2- 9.6 1,153 43.6 41.3-45.9
Charlotte 2,181 1,204 52.7 50.0-55.3 195 8.7 7.4-10.3 782 38.6 36.1-41.3
Greensboro 1,909 1,044 51.8 48.9-54.7 198 9.8 8.3-11.6 667 38.4 35.6-41.2
Southern Regional 1,528 780 49.4 46.4-52.5 124 7.9 6.5- 9.7 624 42.6 39.6-45.8
Coastal 744 421 53.2 49.0-57.4 55 6.8 5.0- 9.2 268 40.0 35.9-44.2
Wake 2,019 1,070 52.0 49.1-54.9 170 7.5 6.1- 9.2 779 40.5 37.7-43.4
Area L 583 244 41.0 36.4-45.8 58 9.2 6.7-12.3 281 49.8 45.0-54.6
Eastern 1,855 958 49.4 46.7-52.2 162 8.1 6.7- 9.6 735 42.5 39.8-45.3

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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, 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.

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