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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Daily 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%)
North Carolina 14,321 7,138 47.2 46.1-48.2 7,183 52.8 51.8-53.9
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 391 196 48.0 42.3-53.8 195 52.0 46.2-57.7
Buncombe 355 215 56.7 50.7-62.5 140 43.3 37.5-49.3
Cabarrus 413 217 49.4 44.0-54.9 196 50.6 45.1-56.0
Catawba 367 180 45.2 39.4-51.2 187 54.8 48.8-60.6
Cumberland 419 233 52.7 47.1-58.2 186 47.3 41.8-52.9
Davidson 361 144 34.6 29.1-40.5 217 65.4 59.5-70.9
Durham 391 213 50.2 44.3-56.0 178 49.8 44.0-55.7
Forsyth 425 213 47.3 42.0-52.6 212 52.7 47.4-58.0
Gaston 360 167 45.2 39.4-51.1 193 54.8 48.9-60.6
Guilford 405 221 50.1 44.5-55.8 184 49.9 44.2-55.5
Iredell 410 218 52.0 46.3-57.6 192 48.0 42.4-53.7
Johnston 460 215 45.0 39.4-50.8 245 55.0 49.2-60.6
Mecklenburg 608 328 49.3 44.9-53.8 280 50.7 46.2-55.1
New Hanover 358 196 54.8 48.8-60.6 162 45.2 39.4-51.2
Onslow 377 202 51.6 45.9-57.2 175 48.4 42.8-54.1
Orange 398 216 51.3 45.6-57.0 182 48.7 43.0-54.4
Pitt 362 168 42.1 36.6-47.9 194 57.9 52.1-63.4
Randolph 331 157 42.2 36.2-48.3 174 57.8 51.7-63.8
Robeson 357 142 38.7 33.0-44.8 215 61.3 55.2-67.0
Rowan 424 178 39.3 34.1-44.7 246 60.7 55.3-65.9
Union 420 255 60.3 54.6-65.7 165 39.7 34.3-45.4
Wake 578 304 47.9 43.3-52.6 274 52.1 47.4-56.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 338 173 48.1 42.0-54.2 165 51.9 45.8-58.0
Northeast Partnership II 452 207 42.8 37.7-48.0 245 57.2 52.0-62.3
Northeast Partnership I 376 147 35.3 30.2-40.9 229 64.7 59.1-69.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 350 158 44.5 38.4-50.7 192 55.5 49.3-61.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 445 204 41.5 36.3-46.8 241 58.5 53.2-63.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 386 200 51.3 45.6-56.9 186 48.7 43.1-54.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 389 168 41.4 36.1-46.9 221 58.6 53.1-63.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 439 253 51.5 45.9-57.1 186 48.5 42.9-54.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 505 230 40.9 36.0-45.9 275 59.1 54.1-64.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 346 152 42.3 36.6-48.2 194 57.7 51.8-63.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 342 173 51.6 45.1-58.2 169 48.4 41.8-54.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 406 188 42.5 37.2-48.1 218 57.5 51.9-62.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 577 307 50.0 44.9-55.0 270 50.0 45.0-55.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 935 411 41.3 37.7-45.0 524 58.7 55.0-62.3
No 13,386 6,727 47.5 46.4-48.6 6,659 52.5 51.4-53.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,767 2,278 45.5 43.8-47.2 2,489 54.5 52.8-56.2
Piedmont 7,985 4,031 47.5 46.1-48.9 3,954 52.5 51.1-53.9
Western NC 1,569 829 49.3 46.2-52.3 740 50.7 47.7-53.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 911 513 52.3 48.2-56.3 398 47.7 43.7-51.8
Northwest 2,770 1,303 44.1 41.8-46.4 1,467 55.9 53.6-58.2
Charlotte 2,131 1,129 49.6 46.9-52.2 1,002 50.4 47.8-53.1
Greensboro 1,857 964 48.7 45.8-51.6 893 51.3 48.4-54.2
Southern Regional 1,485 720 46.6 43.5-49.7 765 53.4 50.3-56.5
Coastal 720 381 50.6 46.4-54.9 339 49.4 45.1-53.6
Wake 1,967 978 47.1 44.2-50.0 989 52.9 50.0-55.8
Area L 565 228 39.2 34.6-44.0 337 60.8 56.0-65.4
Eastern 1,802 882 45.9 43.2-48.7 920 54.1 51.3-56.8

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*Data for this table were derived from the folic acid question 'How often do you take this vitamin pill or supplement?' and those respondents not taking multivitamin or folic acid containing pills considered non-daily user.

^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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