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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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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 10,746 5,773 51.6 50.4-52.7 4,973 48.4 47.3-49.6
GENDER
Male 4,003 1,860 45.3 43.5-47.2 2,143 54.7 52.8-56.5
Female 6,743 3,913 57.4 55.9-58.8 2,830 42.6 41.2-44.1
AGE
18-24 495 191 36.6 31.6-41.9 304 63.4 58.1-68.4
25-34 1,539 739 45.5 42.4-48.6 800 54.5 51.4-57.6
35-44 1,975 954 46.9 44.2-49.6 1,021 53.1 50.4-55.8
45-54 2,043 1,093 51.3 48.6-53.9 950 48.7 46.1-51.4
55-64 1,945 1,143 57.3 54.5-60.2 802 42.7 39.8-45.5
65-74 1,532 936 59.7 56.6-62.8 596 40.3 37.2-43.4
75+ 1,177 696 60.5 57.0-64.0 481 39.5 36.0-43.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,350 551 35.8 32.7-39.0 799 64.2 61.0-67.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,077 1,478 45.5 43.3-47.7 1,599 54.5 52.3-56.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,784 1,558 54.7 52.4-57.0 1,226 45.3 43.0-47.6
College Graduate 3,522 2,177 59.5 57.4-61.5 1,345 40.5 38.5-42.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 976 438 40.6 36.7-44.7 538 59.4 55.3-63.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,514 723 43.9 40.7-47.0 791 56.1 53.0-59.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,238 639 47.1 43.7-50.6 599 52.9 49.4-56.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,506 795 51.3 48.2-54.4 711 48.7 45.6-51.8
$50,000-74,999 1,494 857 55.0 51.9-58.1 637 45.0 41.9-48.1
$75,000+ 1,759 1,077 60.8 58.0-63.6 682 39.2 36.4-42.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,383 1,806 52.1 49.9-54.2 1,577 47.9 45.8-50.1
No 7,204 3,892 51.5 50.0-52.9 3,312 48.5 47.1-50.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,486 813 54.5 51.5-57.6 673 45.5 42.4-48.5
Non-Veteran 9,153 4,906 51.0 49.7-52.3 4,247 49.0 47.7-50.3
Currently Serving 105 53 49.1 38.2-60.1 52 50.9 39.9-61.8

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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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