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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 128 18 11.9 6.8-19.8 80 58.9 46.8-70.0 7 9.5 3.6-22.9 23 19.7 11.9-30.8
GENDER
Male 48 8 12.4 5.5-25.7 23 51.4 33.5-69.0 6 15.9 5.7-37.1 11 20.3 9.3-38.7
Female 80 10 11.2 5.7-20.7 57 68.7 56.1-79.0 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7 12 19.0 10.7-31.4
RACE
White 60 3 3.7 1.1-12.0 45 61.8 40.9-79.1 4 16.4 4.7-43.7 8 18.1 6.6-40.9
Other 66 15 18.1 9.9-30.9 34 56.9 41.8-70.9 3 4.7 1.4-14.8 14 20.2 11.3-33.3
AGE
18-44 124 18 12.1 6.9-20.1 78 59.4 47.1-70.6 7 9.7 3.6-23.3 21 18.9 11.1-30.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 38 7 15.9 6.8-33.0 19 55.7 36.4-73.4 1 3.4 0.5-20.9 11 25.0 12.9-42.8
Some College + 90 11 9.3 4.6-17.8 61 61.0 45.3-74.7 6 13.4 4.6-33.4 12 16.3 7.3-32.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 73 11 12.3 6.3-22.6 45 58.2 42.4-72.5 3 4.3 1.3-13.4 14 25.1 13.4-41.9
$50,000+ 44 4 4.3 1.5-11.9 30 64.3 40.9-82.5 3 18.6 4.4-53.1 7 12.8 5.7-26.4

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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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