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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-WHITE FEMALES

Some health experts recommend that women take 400 micrograms of the B vitamin folic acid, for which of the following reasons....*

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N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,957 241 11.7 10.1-13.5 1,477 76.3 73.9-78.5 46 2.4 1.7- 3.4 193 9.7 8.2-11.4
AGE
18-24 216 35 14.6 10.1-20.8 153 72.2 64.6-78.6 8 3.7 1.7- 7.9 20 9.5 5.8-15.2
25-34 790 85 10.4 8.1-13.2 626 79.1 75.4-82.3 16 1.9 1.1- 3.5 63 8.6 6.5-11.4
35-44 929 120 12.2 9.9-15.0 684 75.0 71.5-78.3 20 2.3 1.3- 4.0 105 10.4 8.3-13.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 92 30 24.8 16.6-35.4 37 45.0 33.4-57.1 3 2.2 0.6- 7.7 22 28.0 18.0-40.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 412 65 15.2 11.5-19.8 269 66.6 60.9-71.9 15 4.5 2.5- 8.0 63 13.7 10.2-18.1
Some Post-H.S. 580 79 10.0 7.8-12.8 429 77.6 73.5-81.3 15 2.4 1.3- 4.2 57 10.0 7.3-13.3
College Graduate 871 67 9.3 7.1-12.2 740 84.0 80.7-86.8 13 1.5 0.7- 3.0 51 5.2 3.8- 7.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 110 23 21.2 12.8-32.9 66 62.8 50.9-73.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 19 15.5 9.4-24.6
$15,000- 24,999 230 44 17.6 12.6-24.2 145 64.0 55.9-71.3 7 2.5 1.1- 5.5 34 15.8 10.5-23.3
$25,000- 34,999 245 42 14.3 10.2-19.7 169 71.0 63.8-77.3 8 3.6 1.7- 7.6 26 11.1 6.9-17.3
$35,000- 49,999 321 31 9.3 6.1-14.0 246 76.5 70.5-81.7 5 1.7 0.5- 5.8 39 12.4 8.7-17.3
$50,000-74,999 347 36 12.0 8.2-17.1 284 78.5 72.4-83.6 5 2.2 0.8- 5.9 22 7.4 4.5-11.8
$75,000+ 394 27 7.8 5.1-11.6 339 85.9 81.4-89.5 8 2.1 0.9- 4.9 20 4.1 2.5- 6.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 341 52 16.4 12.0-22.1 224 65.6 59.1-71.5 7 1.6 0.7- 3.7 58 16.3 12.1-21.7
No 1,591 187 10.5 8.9-12.4 1,235 78.6 76.1-80.9 37 2.5 1.7- 3.7 132 8.3 6.8-10.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 45 5 12.7 4.9-29.4 35 76.9 59.4-88.3 2 3.2 0.6-14.6 3 7.2 1.9-24.0
Non-Veteran 1,897 234 11.6 10.0-13.4 1,431 76.3 73.9-78.5 43 2.4 1.7- 3.4 189 9.8 8.2-11.5
Currently Serving 15 2 19.0 3.5-60.6 11 69.8 36.0-90.5 1 3.8 0.5-23.8 1 7.3 1.0-38.3

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being between ages 18 and 44.

^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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