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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-WHITE FEMALES

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 734 196 26.7 23.0-30.8 353 49.5 45.0-54.0 185 23.8 20.3-27.7
AGE
18-24 19 5 14.7 5.5-33.9 7 43.2 19.8-70.0 7 42.1 19.5-68.6
25-34 44 18 39.5 24.4-57.0 18 44.8 28.4-62.4 8 15.7 7.5-29.9
35-44 76 21 26.9 16.4-40.8 35 52.2 38.0-66.1 20 20.9 12.3-33.3
45-54 140 36 22.4 15.6-31.0 75 56.5 46.8-65.8 29 21.1 14.4-29.9
55-64 161 43 27.4 20.0-36.3 90 56.3 47.0-65.1 28 16.4 10.7-24.2
65-74 141 43 33.4 24.5-43.5 57 39.1 30.1-48.9 41 27.5 19.8-36.9
75+ 150 29 19.2 12.7-28.0 70 44.0 34.5-53.9 51 36.8 27.9-46.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 120 23 19.3 11.6-30.4 53 46.0 35.1-57.3 44 34.7 25.2-45.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 236 58 25.2 19.1-32.5 116 49.2 41.5-56.9 62 25.6 19.5-32.9
Some Post-H.S. 175 58 31.2 23.5-40.0 79 49.5 40.1-58.9 38 19.3 13.5-27.0
College Graduate 203 57 27.8 21.0-35.8 105 51.5 43.1-59.7 41 20.7 14.8-28.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 107 26 24.3 15.7-35.7 47 47.6 35.8-59.6 34 28.1 19.0-39.4
$15,000- 24,999 127 31 27.4 18.7-38.2 57 42.1 32.0-52.9 39 30.6 21.5-41.5
$25,000- 34,999 82 27 34.9 23.1-48.8 37 44.4 31.6-57.9 18 20.8 12.4-32.7
$35,000- 49,999 85 18 20.9 12.7-32.5 41 50.7 38.4-62.9 26 28.4 18.9-40.4
$50,000-74,999 81 20 22.6 13.7-35.0 49 65.4 52.3-76.5 12 12.0 6.6-20.8
$75,000+ 80 21 21.8 13.4-33.5 45 55.0 41.9-67.5 14 23.1 13.4-36.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 320 82 25.4 19.9-31.8 146 46.8 40.0-53.6 92 27.9 22.3-34.2
No 406 113 27.8 22.9-33.4 206 52.1 46.1-58.1 87 20.0 15.8-25.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 7 3 41.5 12.2-78.4 2 17.4 3.7-53.3 2 41.1 11.4-79.1
Non-Veteran 725 193 26.6 22.9-30.8 349 49.6 45.0-54.1 183 23.8 20.3-27.7
Currently Serving 2 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available.

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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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