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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 14,321 7,138 47.2 46.1-48.2 7,183 52.8 51.8-53.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,191 6,403 50.6 49.4-51.7 5,788 49.4 48.3-50.6
No 2,112 731 30.7 28.3-33.3 1,381 69.3 66.7-71.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 233 125 53.4 44.9-61.7 108 46.6 38.3-55.1
Recommended Range 4,856 2,573 50.0 48.2-51.8 2,283 50.0 48.2-51.8
Overweight 4,961 2,522 47.5 45.8-49.3 2,439 52.5 50.7-54.2
Obese 3,515 1,595 44.4 42.3-46.4 1,920 55.6 53.6-57.7
Current Smoker
No 11,102 5,825 49.9 48.7-51.0 5,277 50.1 49.0-51.3
Yes 3,176 1,294 38.0 35.9-40.2 1,882 62.0 59.8-64.1
Binge Drinker
No 13,114 6,623 47.9 46.8-49.0 6,491 52.1 51.0-53.2
Yes 1,020 431 39.9 36.2-43.6 589 60.1 56.4-63.8
Heavy Drinker
No 13,749 6,871 47.2 46.2-48.3 6,878 52.8 51.7-53.8
Yes 447 213 45.5 39.8-51.4 234 54.5 48.6-60.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,003 1,332 41.6 39.4-43.9 1,671 58.4 56.1-60.6
No 11,272 5,781 48.4 47.3-49.6 5,491 51.6 50.4-52.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,126 585 50.1 46.4-53.9 541 49.9 46.1-53.6
No 13,119 6,521 47.0 45.9-48.1 6,598 53.0 51.9-54.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,470 711 48.4 45.2-51.7 759 51.6 48.3-54.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 133 60 41.1 31.9-51.0 73 58.9 49.0-68.1
No 12,545 6,286 47.1 46.0-48.2 6,259 52.9 51.8-54.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 168 80 45.9 36.4-55.7 88 54.1 44.3-63.6

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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, 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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