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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Robeson 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
-Robeson County 99 21 17.5 11.0-26.8 57 58.7 46.7-69.7 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 20 22.9 13.8-35.5
GENDER
Male 21 3 15.9 5.0-40.4 14 67.6 44.3-84.6 1 3.3 0.5-20.5 3 13.1 3.9-36.2
Female 78 18 18.1 10.9-28.5 43 55.3 41.4-68.5 0 0.0 . - . 17 26.6 15.3-42.0
RACE
White 37 6 18.6 7.9-37.9 24 67.4 48.8-81.8 0 0.0 . - . 7 14.0 6.3-28.5
Other 61 15 17.9 10.3-29.3 33 57.1 42.2-70.8 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9 12 23.5 12.4-39.9
AGE
18-44 98 21 17.6 11.0-26.9 57 59.0 46.9-70.0 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 19 22.6 13.5-35.3
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 52 14 21.5 12.1-35.5 26 56.5 40.6-71.2 0 0.0 . - . 12 21.9 11.5-37.8
Some College + 47 7 12.7 5.5-26.5 31 61.3 42.8-77.0 1 2.0 0.3-13.0 8 24.0 10.6-45.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 67 13 14.7 7.9-25.6 37 57.1 42.8-70.3 1 1.4 0.2- 9.2 16 26.8 15.6-42.0
$50,000+ 14 1 10.2 1.4-46.7 13 89.8 53.3-98.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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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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