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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Currently taking 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%)
TOTAL 3,637 2,012 54.9 52.9-56.9 1,625 45.1 43.1-47.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,922 1,707 58.5 56.3-60.7 1,215 41.5 39.3-43.7
No 711 304 41.1 36.7-45.6 407 58.9 54.4-63.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 86 41 49.8 36.2-63.5 45 50.2 36.5-63.8
Recommended Range 1,486 900 60.4 57.2-63.4 586 39.6 36.6-42.8
Overweight 916 516 55.3 51.3-59.2 400 44.7 40.8-48.7
Obese 883 424 47.3 43.3-51.4 459 52.7 48.6-56.7
Current Smoker
No 2,749 1,592 57.1 54.8-59.4 1,157 42.9 40.6-45.2
Yes 882 417 47.3 43.3-51.3 465 52.7 48.7-56.7
Binge Drinker
No 3,398 1,889 55.2 53.1-57.2 1,509 44.8 42.8-46.9
Yes 217 111 50.5 42.4-58.7 106 49.5 41.3-57.6
Heavy Drinker
No 3,514 1,949 55.0 52.9-57.0 1,565 45.0 43.0-47.1
Yes 101 51 53.3 41.6-64.6 50 46.7 35.4-58.4
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 375 155 42.2 36.1-48.5 220 57.8 51.5-63.9
No 3,256 1,855 56.4 54.3-58.5 1,401 43.6 41.5-45.7
Current Asthma
Yes 323 184 58.7 52.0-65.2 139 41.3 34.8-48.0
No 3,302 1,827 54.7 52.6-56.8 1,475 45.3 43.2-47.4
Diabetes
Yes 108 57 54.3 42.9-65.3 51 45.7 34.7-57.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 57 53.5 42.2-64.5 47 46.5 35.5-57.8
No 3,395 1,882 55.0 52.9-57.1 1,513 45.0 42.9-47.1
No, Bordeline Diabetes 30 16 52.0 32.7-70.6 14 48.0 29.4-67.3

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*Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions.

^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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