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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Pitt County

Folic Acid

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%)
North Carolina 4,043 667 17.1 15.7-18.7 2,597 61.9 59.9-63.8 143 3.9 3.2- 4.8 636 17.1 15.6-18.6
-Pitt County 126 24 21.6 13.9-31.9 84 62.7 52.2-72.0 6 4.3 1.8- 9.6 12 11.5 6.1-20.4
GENDER
Male 50 12 26.9 14.8-43.9 26 49.9 34.9-65.0 4 6.3 2.3-16.2 8 16.9 8.0-32.4
Female 76 12 15.9 8.7-27.3 58 76.4 64.4-85.3 2 2.1 0.5- 8.8 4 5.6 1.9-15.0
RACE
White 88 13 16.7 9.4-28.1 61 67.9 56.2-77.7 6 6.5 2.8-14.3 8 8.9 4.3-17.6
Other 37 10 29.6 14.5-51.0 23 53.7 34.3-72.0 0 0.0 . - . 4 16.8 5.9-39.1
AGE
18-44 126 24 21.6 13.9-31.9 84 62.7 52.2-72.0 6 4.3 1.8- 9.6 12 11.5 6.1-20.4
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 28 8 35.6 17.2-59.5 13 35.3 19.2-55.6 1 1.8 0.2-12.0 6 27.3 12.0-50.8
Some College + 98 16 16.2 9.7-25.9 71 73.1 62.7-81.5 5 5.2 2.1-12.5 6 5.4 2.3-12.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 74 17 24.9 14.5-39.4 45 56.7 43.0-69.4 4 4.2 1.5-11.5 8 14.2 6.7-27.6
$50,000+ 34 3 12.4 4.0-32.8 27 76.0 56.6-88.5 2 6.4 1.6-22.7 2 5.2 1.1-20.9

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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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