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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-WHITES

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 1,093 283 25.2 22.2-28.5 534 50.3 46.6-54.1 276 24.4 21.5-27.6
GENDER
Male 359 87 23.2 18.5-28.7 181 51.5 45.2-57.8 91 25.3 20.3-30.9
Female 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 34 7 15.7 6.2-34.4 15 45.3 26.4-65.6 12 39.1 21.5-60.0
25-34 83 22 24.4 15.4-36.4 47 62.3 49.7-73.4 14 13.3 7.6-22.3
35-44 116 30 22.7 15.2-32.6 58 59.0 48.0-69.1 28 18.3 11.9-27.0
45-54 199 47 21.6 15.6-29.1 111 55.1 46.6-63.3 41 23.4 16.8-31.6
55-64 242 74 31.5 24.7-39.3 116 46.5 38.5-54.7 52 22.0 16.2-29.0
65-74 215 60 28.4 21.7-36.2 97 45.2 37.2-53.5 58 26.4 20.0-34.1
75+ 200 42 21.4 15.2-29.2 88 41.7 33.6-50.4 70 36.9 29.1-45.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 174 31 17.2 11.0-25.8 83 51.3 41.8-60.7 60 31.5 23.8-40.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 323 75 22.3 17.3-28.2 156 48.5 41.8-55.3 92 29.2 23.5-35.6
Some Post-H.S. 258 74 26.8 20.8-33.8 124 51.1 43.5-58.7 60 22.0 16.6-28.6
College Graduate 337 102 29.8 24.2-36.0 171 51.1 44.3-57.8 64 19.1 14.5-24.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 137 32 22.4 14.9-32.2 57 43.8 33.4-54.7 48 33.8 24.8-44.2
$15,000- 24,999 168 39 23.6 16.4-32.6 80 49.8 40.0-59.6 49 26.6 19.2-35.6
$25,000- 34,999 124 38 35.2 25.4-46.4 55 39.5 29.8-50.1 31 25.3 17.5-35.0
$35,000- 49,999 151 35 23.0 16.0-31.8 77 50.5 40.9-60.0 39 26.6 18.8-36.0
$50,000-74,999 132 36 27.5 19.3-37.6 74 59.1 48.8-68.8 22 13.4 8.5-20.3
$75,000+ 134 34 20.6 13.9-29.3 73 58.0 47.4-68.0 27 21.4 14.1-31.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 453 116 25.2 20.6-30.4 210 47.7 42.0-53.5 127 27.1 22.5-32.2
No 626 164 25.1 21.3-29.4 321 52.7 47.8-57.6 141 22.2 18.4-26.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 150 41 24.1 17.2-32.6 66 44.7 35.4-54.3 43 31.2 23.2-40.6
Non-Veteran 935 242 25.7 22.4-29.3 461 51.0 47.0-55.1 232 23.3 20.2-26.7
Currently Serving 8 0 0.0 . - . 7 87.1 43.8-98.3 1 12.9 1.7-56.2

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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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