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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-WHITES

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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Respond.^
Make strong bones Prevent birth defects Prevent high bp Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,870 391 13.5 12.0-15.1 2,014 69.7 67.5-71.7 97 3.6 2.8- 4.6 368 13.3 11.8-14.9
GENDER
Male 913 150 16.0 13.3-19.1 537 60.3 56.4-64.1 51 5.3 3.8- 7.3 175 18.4 15.6-21.5
Female 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
18-24 339 52 14.4 10.3-19.7 219 63.0 56.2-69.2 21 7.2 4.3-11.8 47 15.5 11.2-21.0
25-34 1,151 150 13.4 11.1-16.0 856 73.4 70.1-76.5 33 2.8 1.9- 4.2 112 10.4 8.4-12.8
35-44 1,355 188 13.4 11.3-15.8 924 68.3 65.1-71.3 40 3.2 2.2- 4.6 203 15.1 12.9-17.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 154 41 20.4 14.2-28.4 62 42.5 33.5-52.1 8 6.1 2.6-13.9 43 31.0 22.7-40.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 628 116 18.4 14.9-22.5 370 59.1 54.3-63.8 30 5.1 3.4- 7.6 112 17.4 14.1-21.4
Some Post-H.S. 832 120 12.3 9.9-15.1 572 70.3 66.3-74.0 31 3.8 2.5- 5.9 109 13.6 10.9-16.9
College Graduate 1,254 114 10.7 8.6-13.2 1,008 78.7 75.7-81.4 28 2.3 1.5- 3.7 104 8.3 6.6-10.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 36 25.4 17.0-36.1 85 56.6 45.6-66.9 5 3.6 1.0-12.3 26 14.5 9.2-22.0
$15,000- 24,999 322 61 19.4 14.5-25.6 194 59.0 51.9-65.6 11 2.8 1.4- 5.4 56 18.8 13.7-25.3
$25,000- 34,999 364 69 15.1 11.5-19.6 229 64.1 57.9-69.8 15 4.5 2.6- 7.8 51 16.3 11.9-21.9
$35,000- 49,999 456 53 11.4 8.3-15.4 326 71.7 66.5-76.4 17 4.5 2.6- 7.8 60 12.4 9.3-16.3
$50,000-74,999 509 59 13.4 10.0-17.6 378 71.0 65.8-75.7 14 3.5 1.9- 6.4 58 12.1 9.0-16.0
$75,000+ 607 60 10.3 7.7-13.6 474 77.1 72.8-80.9 16 2.6 1.4- 4.7 57 10.0 7.5-13.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 509 87 17.6 13.9-22.2 305 59.3 53.9-64.5 21 4.2 2.6- 6.9 96 18.8 14.9-23.5
No 2,327 299 12.4 10.9-14.2 1,687 72.1 69.7-74.3 74 3.4 2.6- 4.6 267 12.1 10.5-13.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 27 17.6 11.5-26.1 99 61.6 52.0-70.3 9 5.8 2.6-12.6 22 15.0 9.4-23.1
Non-Veteran 2,653 356 13.2 11.6-14.8 1,880 70.5 68.3-72.6 85 3.5 2.7- 4.5 332 12.9 11.4-14.6
Currently Serving 59 8 14.4 6.4-29.1 34 55.0 40.2-69.1 3 3.5 1.0-11.3 14 27.0 15.7-42.4

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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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