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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-WHITE MALES

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 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
AGE
18-24 123 17 14.1 7.9-23.7 66 53.1 42.2-63.6 13 11.0 5.8-19.8 27 21.9 14.5-31.8
25-34 361 65 17.6 13.5-22.7 230 65.5 59.5-71.1 17 4.0 2.3- 7.0 49 12.8 9.3-17.4
35-44 426 68 15.3 11.5-19.9 240 58.1 52.4-63.6 20 4.4 2.7- 7.3 98 22.2 17.8-27.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 62 11 15.4 7.4-29.2 25 39.8 26.4-54.9 5 10.6 3.8-25.9 21 34.3 21.7-49.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 216 51 22.3 16.3-29.7 101 49.8 41.7-57.9 15 5.9 3.3-10.2 49 22.0 16.2-29.3
Some Post-H.S. 252 41 15.6 11.1-21.5 143 59.3 51.8-66.3 16 6.0 3.3-10.7 52 19.1 14.0-25.6
College Graduate 383 47 12.7 9.1-17.5 268 70.7 65.0-75.9 15 3.6 2.0- 6.5 53 12.9 9.5-17.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 42 13 31.2 16.3-51.2 19 48.1 28.9-67.9 3 7.8 1.9-27.1 7 13.0 5.4-28.1
$15,000- 24,999 92 17 22.3 13.2-35.2 49 50.8 38.5-63.1 4 3.2 1.0- 9.8 22 23.6 14.4-36.2
$25,000- 34,999 119 27 16.2 10.3-24.6 60 53.9 43.2-64.3 7 5.9 2.6-12.7 25 24.0 15.8-34.6
$35,000- 49,999 135 22 14.9 9.1-23.2 80 63.6 53.9-72.3 12 9.3 5.0-16.5 21 12.3 7.4-19.6
$50,000-74,999 162 23 15.4 9.8-23.3 94 60.3 51.2-68.7 9 5.4 2.5-11.3 36 18.9 13.1-26.5
$75,000+ 213 33 13.4 8.9-19.5 135 66.2 58.5-73.2 8 3.2 1.4- 7.3 37 17.2 12.2-23.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 168 35 19.3 13.2-27.3 81 50.6 41.5-59.6 14 7.8 4.3-13.7 38 22.3 15.5-31.0
No 736 112 15.1 12.2-18.5 452 62.8 58.4-66.9 37 4.8 3.2- 7.0 135 17.4 14.4-20.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 112 22 18.7 11.7-28.7 64 58.0 47.1-68.2 7 6.4 2.7-14.8 19 16.8 10.2-26.5
Non-Veteran 756 122 15.7 12.8-19.1 449 61.0 56.7-65.1 42 5.2 3.7- 7.5 143 18.0 15.0-21.5
Currently Serving 44 6 13.5 5.3-30.0 23 52.1 35.6-68.1 2 3.5 0.8-13.3 13 31.0 17.7-48.4

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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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