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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-WHITE FEMALES

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 6,743 3,913 57.4 55.9-58.8 2,830 42.6 41.2-44.1
AGE
18-24 302 128 41.8 35.2-48.7 174 58.2 51.3-64.8
25-34 943 506 54.4 50.6-58.2 437 45.6 41.8-49.4
35-44 1,196 651 54.6 51.1-58.1 545 45.4 41.9-48.9
45-54 1,265 716 54.9 51.5-58.3 549 45.1 41.7-48.5
55-64 1,185 731 61.8 58.4-65.1 454 38.2 34.9-41.6
65-74 988 647 65.8 62.1-69.3 341 34.2 30.7-37.9
75+ 833 517 63.9 59.8-67.8 316 36.1 32.2-40.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 854 408 45.9 41.7-50.1 446 54.1 49.9-58.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,979 1,057 53.1 50.3-55.8 922 46.9 44.2-49.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,801 1,080 58.8 55.9-61.6 721 41.2 38.4-44.1
College Graduate 2,101 1,363 64.0 61.5-66.5 738 36.0 33.5-38.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 697 345 47.8 43.1-52.5 352 52.2 47.5-56.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,045 546 50.7 47.0-54.4 499 49.3 45.6-53.0
$25,000- 34,999 757 438 55.2 50.7-59.6 319 44.8 40.4-49.3
$35,000- 49,999 867 500 56.4 52.4-60.3 367 43.6 39.7-47.6
$50,000-74,999 861 534 60.4 56.3-64.3 327 39.6 35.7-43.7
$75,000+ 982 630 64.5 60.8-68.0 352 35.5 32.0-39.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,200 1,251 56.2 53.6-58.8 949 43.8 41.2-46.4
No 4,461 2,621 58.0 56.2-59.8 1,840 42.0 40.2-43.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 70 69.4 57.3-79.4 26 30.6 20.6-42.7
Non-Veteran 6,627 3,829 57.2 55.7-58.6 2,798 42.8 41.4-44.3
Currently Serving 20 14 72.8 47.2-88.9 6 27.2 11.1-52.8

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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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