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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are any of these a multivitamin?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not taking vitamins
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,518 6,851 53.3 52.2-54.4 1,149 8.6 8.0- 9.2 4,518 38.2 37.1-39.2
No 2,162 872 37.6 34.9-40.3 149 6.2 5.1- 7.5 1,141 56.2 53.4-58.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 239 132 54.5 46.1-62.7 20 7.4 4.5-12.0 87 38.1 30.3-46.7
Recommended Range 4,989 2,802 53.7 51.9-55.4 471 8.4 7.5- 9.3 1,716 38.0 36.2-39.8
Overweight 5,082 2,722 51.2 49.4-52.9 427 8.1 7.2- 9.2 1,933 40.7 39.0-42.5
Obese 3,608 1,693 46.4 44.3-48.4 326 8.5 7.5- 9.7 1,589 45.1 43.1-47.2
Current Smoker
No 11,394 6,265 53.1 51.9-54.3 1,047 8.5 7.9- 9.2 4,082 38.4 37.2-39.5
Yes 3,259 1,443 42.0 39.8-44.1 247 6.9 6.0- 8.1 1,569 51.1 48.9-53.3
Binge Drinker
No 13,464 7,127 51.1 50.0-52.2 1,218 8.3 7.8- 8.9 5,119 40.6 39.5-41.6
Yes 1,041 509 46.1 42.3-49.8 71 6.7 5.1- 8.7 461 47.3 43.5-51.1
Heavy Drinker
No 14,105 7,426 50.6 49.6-51.7 1,247 8.1 7.6- 8.7 5,432 41.2 40.2-42.3
Yes 464 241 49.6 44.0-55.3 44 10.0 7.0-14.2 179 40.3 34.8-46.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,106 1,407 43.8 41.6-46.1 343 9.7 8.5-11.0 1,356 46.5 44.2-48.8
No 11,542 6,296 52.2 51.0-53.4 949 7.7 7.2- 8.4 4,297 40.0 38.9-41.2
Current Asthma
Yes 1,164 610 51.5 47.8-55.1 124 9.7 7.9-11.9 430 38.9 35.2-42.6
No 13,453 7,081 50.6 49.5-51.6 1,168 8.0 7.5- 8.6 5,204 41.4 40.3-42.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,515 728 48.7 45.5-51.9 167 10.6 8.9-12.6 620 40.7 37.6-43.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 135 64 44.8 35.4-54.6 9 5.9 3.0-11.4 62 49.3 39.6-59.1
No 12,873 6,855 50.9 49.8-52.0 1,104 7.9 7.3- 8.5 4,914 41.2 40.1-42.3
No, Bordeline Diabetes 170 80 46.5 37.0-56.2 18 8.6 5.1-14.2 72 45.0 35.5-54.8

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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, 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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