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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 108 21 20.0 12.7-29.9 64 56.3 45.4-66.7 5 4.4 1.7-11.0 18 19.3 11.5-30.5
GENDER
Male 38 9 23.6 12.1-40.9 18 45.8 29.5-62.9 2 5.3 1.3-19.5 9 25.3 12.5-44.7
Female 70 12 16.4 9.1-27.8 46 66.5 53.7-77.3 3 3.5 1.1-10.9 9 13.5 6.6-25.5
RACE
White 79 13 18.1 10.3-30.0 51 65.2 53.0-75.6 5 6.4 2.5-15.5 10 10.3 5.4-19.0
Other 29 8 24.1 10.9-45.3 13 36.1 19.0-57.8 0 0.0 . - . 8 39.8 20.3-63.1
AGE
18-44 108 21 20.0 12.7-29.9 64 56.3 45.4-66.7 5 4.4 1.7-11.0 18 19.3 11.5-30.5
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 46 12 25.1 13.5-41.8 20 42.4 27.4-59.0 4 7.5 2.5-20.3 10 25.0 12.4-43.9
Some College + 62 9 15.0 7.7-27.1 44 69.8 56.1-80.7 1 1.4 0.2- 9.4 8 13.8 6.6-26.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 61 17 29.0 17.6-43.9 31 44.4 30.7-59.0 2 3.1 0.8-11.9 11 23.5 12.1-40.5
$50,000+ 31 3 9.9 3.2-27.2 21 69.1 49.5-83.6 3 9.0 2.5-27.9 4 12.0 3.9-31.1

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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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