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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-WHITE FEMALES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not taking vitamins
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,939 4,166 59.8 58.4-61.2 690 9.9 9.0-10.8 2,083 30.3 29.0-31.7
AGE
18-24 308 139 43.7 37.0-50.5 17 7.8 4.5-13.3 152 48.5 41.7-55.4
25-34 954 568 60.6 56.8-64.2 39 5.0 3.5- 7.2 347 34.4 30.9-38.1
35-44 1,222 736 59.6 56.2-63.0 72 7.0 5.2- 9.3 414 33.4 30.2-36.7
45-54 1,300 772 59.2 55.8-62.4 137 9.4 7.8-11.4 391 31.4 28.3-34.7
55-64 1,221 767 62.5 59.1-65.7 157 13.5 11.3-16.1 297 24.0 21.2-27.1
65-74 1,025 648 63.2 59.6-66.8 132 13.4 11.0-16.1 245 23.4 20.4-26.7
75+ 877 517 60.7 56.7-64.6 133 14.6 11.9-17.6 227 24.7 21.4-28.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 892 411 44.3 40.3-48.4 109 11.4 9.1-14.2 372 44.2 40.1-48.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,041 1,123 55.4 52.7-58.0 219 10.6 9.1-12.3 699 34.0 31.5-36.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,846 1,137 60.5 57.7-63.3 165 9.2 7.6-11.0 544 30.3 27.7-33.0
College Graduate 2,152 1,489 68.6 66.1-70.9 197 9.3 7.9-10.9 466 22.1 20.0-24.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 729 353 48.9 44.3-53.5 100 12.6 9.9-15.9 276 38.5 34.2-43.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,079 570 50.4 46.7-54.1 117 11.5 9.3-14.2 392 38.1 34.5-41.7
$25,000- 34,999 775 452 55.3 50.9-59.7 79 10.0 7.6-12.9 244 34.7 30.5-39.1
$35,000- 49,999 898 554 60.7 56.8-64.5 80 8.8 6.8-11.2 264 30.5 27.0-34.3
$50,000-74,999 875 584 65.9 61.9-69.6 79 9.0 6.8-11.7 212 25.2 21.8-28.8
$75,000+ 1,003 691 69.1 65.5-72.4 80 8.2 6.3-10.5 232 22.8 19.8-26.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,286 1,293 56.7 54.1-59.2 296 12.8 11.2-14.7 697 30.5 28.2-33.0
No 4,566 2,825 61.3 59.6-63.0 388 8.6 7.6- 9.7 1,353 30.1 28.5-31.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 99 71 69.4 57.6-79.1 7 5.1 2.3-11.1 21 25.5 16.4-37.4
Non-Veteran 6,820 4,080 59.6 58.2-61.1 681 9.9 9.1-10.8 2,059 30.5 29.1-31.8
Currently Serving 20 15 80.6 57.0-92.9 2 9.4 2.1-34.1 3 9.9 2.7-30.3

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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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