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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 84 17 22.0 12.9-34.8 45 48.6 36.3-61.1 7 10.5 4.8-21.5 15 19.0 10.2-32.5
GENDER
Male 30 8 31.5 15.3-54.0 14 46.4 27.6-66.3 5 16.0 6.2-35.7 3 6.0 1.6-20.3
Female 54 9 15.3 7.2-29.6 31 50.1 34.4-65.7 2 6.6 1.6-23.5 12 28.1 14.7-47.0
RACE
White 75 13 19.2 10.7-32.0 42 54.1 41.2-66.5 6 9.7 4.1-21.0 14 17.1 9.6-28.6
Other 9 4 35.8 9.7-74.4 3 21.3 5.6-55.3 1 14.5 1.9-59.3 1 28.4 4.5-76.9
AGE
18-44 84 17 22.0 12.9-34.8 45 48.6 36.3-61.1 7 10.5 4.8-21.5 15 19.0 10.2-32.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 35 10 35.1 18.3-56.7 14 32.3 18.0-50.9 2 4.0 1.0-15.3 9 28.6 12.6-52.5
Some College + 49 7 12.4 5.2-26.9 31 60.5 43.9-74.9 5 15.2 6.3-32.5 6 11.9 4.9-26.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 41 11 29.9 15.3-50.2 19 45.0 28.2-62.9 2 7.0 1.5-27.5 9 18.2 8.3-35.4
$50,000+ 34 4 14.2 5.4-32.7 24 68.4 49.7-82.6 3 10.2 3.3-27.9 3 7.1 2.3-20.3

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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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