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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 1,410 347 24.1 21.4-27.0 690 49.7 46.4-53.1 373 26.2 23.4-29.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,242 305 24.0 21.2-27.0 611 50.1 46.5-53.7 326 25.9 23.0-29.0
No 164 42 25.8 18.4-35.0 79 49.2 39.9-58.6 43 25.0 17.9-33.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 21 9 37.1 17.1-62.7 8 43.1 21.7-67.6 4 19.8 7.2-43.8
Recommended Range 510 127 26.1 21.7-31.0 256 49.3 44.0-54.6 127 24.6 20.3-29.5
Overweight 460 118 24.3 19.7-29.6 227 50.4 44.3-56.5 115 25.3 20.7-30.6
Obese 354 81 20.4 15.8-25.8 171 51.1 44.7-57.5 102 28.5 23.1-34.6
Current Smoker
No 1,141 286 24.0 21.1-27.2 557 50.5 46.7-54.2 298 25.5 22.5-28.7
Yes 264 61 24.8 18.8-31.9 130 46.5 39.2-53.9 73 28.7 22.5-35.8
Binge Drinker
No 1,322 332 24.7 21.9-27.7 641 49.5 46.1-53.0 349 25.7 23.0-28.7
Yes 76 13 14.8 8.3-25.1 45 55.4 41.9-68.1 18 29.8 18.7-43.8
Heavy Drinker
No 1,355 332 24.1 21.4-27.0 665 49.9 46.5-53.3 358 26.1 23.3-29.0
Yes 46 13 25.0 12.8-42.9 21 47.4 30.1-65.4 12 27.6 14.6-45.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 388 89 21.7 17.2-27.0 177 46.1 40.1-52.2 122 32.2 26.8-38.1
No 1,015 256 24.8 21.6-28.2 511 50.9 46.9-54.8 248 24.4 21.3-27.8
Current Asthma
Yes 133 40 32.3 23.4-42.6 54 41.8 32.1-52.2 39 25.9 18.0-35.8
No 1,268 305 23.3 20.5-26.3 634 50.8 47.3-54.3 329 25.9 23.1-29.0
Diabetes
Yes 189 45 25.3 18.2-33.9 84 46.5 38.0-55.2 60 28.2 21.5-36.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 10 5 48.0 20.0-77.4 3 34.8 11.6-68.6 2 17.1 4.0-50.5
No 1,187 290 23.7 20.9-26.9 593 50.3 46.7-54.0 304 25.9 23.0-29.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 23 7 25.6 11.1-48.8 10 51.1 28.3-73.4 6 23.3 9.9-45.7

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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, 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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