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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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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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
-Catawba County 82 17 23.4 14.1-36.2 52 62.3 49.1-73.8 4 3.3 1.1- 9.5 9 11.0 5.4-21.1
GENDER
Male 16 4 19.8 6.8-45.4 7 56.4 30.0-79.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 23.8 8.8-50.3
Female 66 13 25.0 14.0-40.4 45 64.8 49.9-77.3 4 4.7 1.6-13.3 4 5.5 2.0-14.3
RACE
White 63 10 18.3 9.2-33.4 43 66.3 51.2-78.7 3 3.9 1.2-12.3 7 11.5 5.1-24.0
Other 17 7 41.1 18.1-68.8 7 47.1 21.0-74.8 1 1.6 0.2-11.4 2 10.2 2.4-34.3
AGE
18-44 80 17 23.7 14.3-36.7 50 61.8 48.5-73.5 4 3.3 1.1- 9.6 9 11.2 5.5-21.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 28 10 36.2 18.9-58.0 13 46.9 26.2-68.8 0 0.0 . - . 5 16.9 6.8-36.2
Some College + 53 7 17.6 7.9-34.8 38 69.2 52.4-82.1 4 4.9 1.6-13.8 4 8.3 2.8-22.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 39 12 34.7 18.9-54.9 19 50.6 31.5-69.5 2 2.3 0.5- 9.5 6 12.5 5.3-26.5
$50,000+ 35 3 8.0 2.5-22.6 27 74.8 55.3-87.7 2 5.3 1.2-20.3 3 11.9 3.5-33.2

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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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