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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 116 22 18.4 11.2-28.8 61 53.2 42.1-64.1 7 8.8 3.5-20.6 26 19.5 12.7-28.8
GENDER
Male 26 5 15.3 5.6-35.5 13 56.5 35.8-75.2 2 8.3 2.1-28.1 6 19.9 8.7-39.4
Female 90 17 20.0 11.2-33.0 48 51.6 38.9-64.1 5 9.1 2.7-26.3 20 19.4 11.7-30.3
RACE
White 59 9 19.1 9.1-35.8 38 60.7 44.9-74.5 3 6.0 1.8-18.2 9 14.2 6.9-27.2
Other 56 12 16.7 8.6-29.8 23 44.4 29.6-60.1 4 12.4 3.4-36.5 17 26.5 15.6-41.3
AGE
18-44 112 22 18.9 11.5-29.5 60 54.2 42.8-65.1 6 7.6 2.6-19.8 24 19.4 12.5-28.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 37 8 24.0 10.4-46.1 17 47.9 28.9-67.4 0 0.0 . - . 12 28.1 14.9-46.7
Some College + 79 14 15.4 8.3-26.7 44 56.1 42.7-68.7 7 13.5 5.5-29.8 14 14.9 8.1-25.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 60 14 21.1 11.5-35.5 28 51.2 36.9-65.3 2 2.5 0.6- 9.6 16 25.2 15.0-39.2
$50,000+ 33 4 10.0 3.6-25.0 21 67.8 48.2-82.6 2 7.1 1.6-26.2 6 15.1 5.7-34.4

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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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