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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Randolph 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
-Randolph County 84 19 25.5 16.1-38.0 45 43.6 32.3-55.7 2 2.0 0.4- 8.1 18 28.9 18.2-42.7
GENDER
Male 31 8 27.7 13.6-48.1 12 31.8 17.5-50.6 1 1.4 0.2- 9.2 10 39.2 21.8-59.8
Female 53 11 23.6 12.6-39.8 33 54.3 38.5-69.2 1 2.5 0.3-15.8 8 19.7 8.9-38.0
RACE
White 67 12 18.0 10.0-30.1 39 50.6 37.2-63.9 2 2.7 0.6-11.1 14 28.7 17.0-44.2
Other 17 7 44.7 21.3-70.7 6 25.9 10.6-50.8 0 0.0 . - . 4 29.4 10.4-60.0
AGE
18-44 83 19 25.7 16.2-38.3 45 44.0 32.6-56.1 2 2.0 0.5- 8.2 17 28.3 17.5-42.2
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 45 15 39.7 24.8-56.8 20 36.5 23.1-52.4 2 3.5 0.8-14.1 8 20.3 9.7-37.5
Some College + 39 4 7.9 2.7-20.6 25 52.4 33.9-70.4 0 0.0 . - . 10 39.7 22.3-60.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 44 13 33.0 18.8-51.1 21 40.3 25.5-57.0 0 0.0 . - . 10 26.7 13.6-45.9
$50,000+ 18 2 12.3 3.1-38.6 14 70.0 42.6-88.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 17.6 4.5-49.0

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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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