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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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
-Cabarrus County 78 9 14.3 6.4-28.9 46 51.5 38.0-64.9 4 3.3 1.0-10.0 19 30.9 19.2-45.7
GENDER
Male 22 3 13.7 4.2-36.8 9 42.3 22.2-65.3 1 4.2 0.6-24.9 9 39.8 20.7-62.5
Female 56 6 14.7 5.0-36.2 37 57.7 39.5-74.0 3 2.6 0.8- 8.4 10 25.0 11.7-45.8
RACE
White 61 5 10.9 3.4-29.8 37 54.3 38.3-69.4 4 4.2 1.3-12.9 15 30.6 17.5-47.9
Other 17 4 25.9 8.9-55.5 9 42.2 20.3-67.7 0 0.0 . - . 4 31.9 11.9-61.8
AGE
18-44 78 9 14.3 6.4-28.9 46 51.5 38.0-64.9 4 3.3 1.0-10.0 19 30.9 19.2-45.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 20 3 10.4 3.0-30.2 10 43.3 20.0-70.0 1 1.5 0.2-10.5 6 44.8 20.3-72.2
Some College + 58 6 16.2 6.1-36.3 36 55.5 40.0-70.0 3 4.1 1.1-14.3 13 24.3 13.7-39.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 27 5 14.6 5.5-33.4 13 44.6 25.4-65.6 2 3.0 0.7-12.0 7 37.7 18.7-61.4
$50,000+ 43 4 18.6 6.6-42.3 27 51.5 34.5-68.2 1 3.1 0.4-18.8 11 26.8 14.6-44.0

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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.


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