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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 245 43 21.0 15.3-28.1 159 61.8 54.4-68.7 8 3.4 1.4- 8.0 35 13.9 9.7-19.4
GENDER
Male 88 21 25.9 16.7-37.7 53 58.1 46.2-69.0 3 4.3 1.1-15.6 11 11.8 6.3-21.0
Female 157 22 16.8 10.5-25.8 106 65.0 55.7-73.2 5 2.6 1.0- 6.3 24 15.7 10.2-23.2
RACE
White 166 25 15.8 10.4-23.2 121 73.6 65.4-80.4 4 1.7 0.6- 4.7 16 9.0 5.2-15.0
Other 77 18 29.8 18.7-43.8 36 42.1 30.4-54.8 4 6.1 1.9-18.4 19 22.0 13.7-33.4
AGE
18-44 241 43 21.3 15.5-28.5 156 61.3 53.9-68.3 7 3.3 1.3- 8.0 35 14.1 9.9-19.7
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 53 13 30.3 17.3-47.5 26 47.0 32.5-62.1 3 4.1 1.2-13.0 11 18.6 10.0-32.1
Some College + 192 30 17.7 12.1-25.2 133 67.0 58.7-74.3 5 3.1 1.0- 9.7 24 12.2 7.9-18.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 80 17 21.3 12.7-33.5 46 56.8 43.9-68.9 4 7.8 2.5-21.7 13 14.0 7.8-24.1
$50,000+ 117 18 16.4 10.2-25.5 82 68.4 58.2-77.0 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 16 14.5 8.5-23.6

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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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