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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance 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 3,367 648 19.9 18.0-21.9 1,978 56.7 54.4-59.0 133 5.1 4.0- 6.4 608 18.3 16.6-20.1
-Alamance County 79 19 17.2 10.2-27.6 47 64.8 50.1-77.1 4 8.1 2.1-27.0 9 9.9 4.6-19.9
GENDER
Male 28 7 13.2 5.5-28.4 15 64.5 41.0-82.6 3 14.4 3.5-44.3 3 7.9 2.1-25.1
Female 51 12 21.8 11.6-37.2 32 65.1 48.7-78.6 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 6 12.3 5.0-27.0
RACE
White 49 5 6.0 2.4-14.5 36 71.8 51.8-85.8 2 10.1 2.0-38.5 6 12.1 4.9-26.8
Other 30 14 38.9 20.6-61.0 11 51.1 29.0-72.8 2 4.3 0.9-18.6 3 5.7 1.6-18.3
AGE
18-44 77 19 17.4 10.3-27.9 46 65.2 50.5-77.6 4 8.2 2.1-27.3 8 9.2 4.1-19.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 34 13 24.9 12.6-43.2 12 44.5 24.4-66.5 2 14.2 2.9-48.3 7 16.4 6.7-35.0
Some College + 45 6 10.4 4.3-23.2 35 82.7 67.9-91.5 2 2.7 0.6-12.0 2 4.2 1.0-16.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 42 12 17.7 8.8-32.5 24 71.5 53.8-84.5 2 2.7 0.6-12.2 4 8.0 2.3-24.2
$50,000+ 24 4 16.9 5.9-39.6 16 61.7 37.5-81.2 1 4.4 0.6-26.0 3 17.0 5.3-42.7

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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.


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