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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Daily consumption of multivitamins or vitamin pills/supplements containing folic acid-FEMALES, Age 18-44*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,605 1,713 47.1 45.1-49.2 1,892 52.9 50.8-54.9
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 91 38 41.6 31.1-52.9 53 58.4 47.1-68.9
Buncombe 78 47 58.3 46.2-69.5 31 41.7 30.5-53.8
Cabarrus 108 55 48.7 38.6-59.0 53 51.3 41.0-61.4
Catawba 88 43 47.5 36.3-59.0 45 52.5 41.0-63.7
Cumberland 128 67 52.4 43.0-61.7 61 47.6 38.3-57.0
Davidson 81 34 35.2 24.6-47.5 47 64.8 52.5-75.4
Durham 121 57 45.6 36.0-55.5 64 54.4 44.5-64.0
Forsyth 110 51 45.8 36.0-56.0 59 54.2 44.0-64.0
Gaston 86 40 46.5 35.0-58.5 46 53.5 41.5-65.0
Guilford 76 35 42.5 31.0-54.8 41 57.5 45.2-69.0
Iredell 93 47 54.0 43.0-64.6 46 46.0 35.4-57.0
Johnston 133 56 46.5 36.2-57.1 77 53.5 42.9-63.8
Mecklenburg 191 94 47.4 39.7-55.1 97 52.6 44.9-60.3
New Hanover 82 35 45.6 33.7-58.0 47 54.4 42.0-66.3
Onslow 117 62 48.9 39.2-58.6 55 51.1 41.4-60.8
Orange 117 64 59.0 49.0-68.4 53 41.0 31.6-51.0
Pitt 96 41 43.8 33.4-54.8 55 56.2 45.2-66.6
Randolph 75 32 37.2 25.9-50.1 43 62.8 49.9-74.1
Robeson 105 40 46.1 34.7-57.9 65 53.9 42.1-65.3
Rowan 95 45 46.4 35.9-57.3 50 53.6 42.7-64.1
Union 132 78 56.6 46.4-66.4 54 43.4 33.6-53.6
Wake 178 97 51.2 42.9-59.5 81 48.8 40.5-57.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 73 32 44.9 32.8-57.6 41 55.1 42.4-67.2
Northeast Partnership II 85 32 35.6 25.3-47.3 53 64.4 52.7-74.7
Northeast Partnership I 89 36 41.2 30.3-53.1 53 58.8 46.9-69.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 84 26 35.1 24.3-47.7 58 64.9 52.3-75.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 125 55 41.3 32.2-51.0 70 58.7 49.0-67.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 86 40 46.9 35.9-58.1 46 53.1 41.9-64.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 94 48 54.0 43.0-64.7 46 46.0 35.3-57.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 86 47 53.9 42.0-65.4 39 46.1 34.6-58.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 133 69 50.3 40.8-59.7 64 49.7 40.3-59.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 83 39 46.1 35.0-57.7 44 53.9 42.3-65.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 75 33 45.2 33.6-57.3 42 54.8 42.7-66.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 89 39 45.0 33.2-57.3 50 55.0 42.7-66.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 122 59 49.9 39.1-60.6 63 50.1 39.4-60.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 200 78 38.2 31.0-45.9 122 61.8 54.1-69.0
No 3,405 1,635 47.6 45.5-49.7 1,770 52.4 50.3-54.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,251 547 44.2 41.0-47.4 704 55.8 52.6-59.0
Piedmont 2,013 997 48.0 45.3-50.8 1,016 52.0 49.2-54.7
Western NC 341 169 50.2 43.7-56.6 172 49.8 43.4-56.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 195 103 51.4 42.8-60.0 92 48.6 40.0-57.2
Northwest 640 297 46.1 41.6-50.8 343 53.9 49.2-58.4
Charlotte 581 300 48.2 43.2-53.2 281 51.8 46.8-56.8
Greensboro 439 216 47.2 41.5-53.0 223 52.8 47.0-58.5
Southern Regional 401 196 51.9 46.3-57.5 205 48.1 42.5-53.7
Coastal 165 68 41.1 33.1-49.6 97 58.9 50.4-66.9
Wake 553 275 50.5 45.2-55.8 278 49.5 44.2-54.8
Area L 143 46 33.4 25.4-42.6 97 66.6 57.4-74.6
Eastern 453 201 42.3 37.0-47.9 252 57.7 52.1-63.0

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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?'

^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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