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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Folic Acid

Daily consumption of multivitamins or vitamin pills/supplements containing folic acid-FEMALES, Age 18-44*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,154 1,256 38.5 36.3-40.8 1,898 61.5 59.2-63.7
-Eastern NC 1,063 403 36.0 32.4-39.8 660 64.0 60.2-67.6
RACE
White 601 267 43.8 38.6-49.1 334 56.2 50.9-61.4
African American 292 93 29.1 23.3-35.6 199 70.9 64.4-76.7
Other Minorities 168 42 21.1 14.9-29.1 126 78.9 70.9-85.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 105 29 21.5 14.0-31.6 76 78.5 68.4-86.0
Non-Hispanic 958 374 38.2 34.3-42.3 584 61.8 57.7-65.7
AGE
18-24 145 46 29.9 21.6-39.9 99 70.1 60.1-78.4
25-34 413 160 38.8 33.5-44.5 253 61.2 55.5-66.5
35-44 505 197 37.9 33.1-42.9 308 62.1 57.1-66.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 102 19 18.3 11.0-29.0 83 81.7 71.0-89.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 304 100 33.2 26.2-40.9 204 66.8 59.1-73.8
Some Post-H.S. 342 141 39.7 33.2-46.5 201 60.3 53.5-66.8
College Graduate 315 143 42.7 36.2-49.5 172 57.3 50.5-63.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 111 29 27.5 17.7-40.1 82 72.5 59.9-82.3
$15,000- 24,999 181 57 30.2 22.2-39.6 124 69.8 60.4-77.8
$25,000- 34,999 144 57 37.5 28.1-47.9 87 62.5 52.1-71.9
$35,000- 49,999 184 79 44.6 35.9-53.5 105 55.4 46.5-64.1
$50,000-74,999 164 76 44.8 34.7-55.4 88 55.2 44.6-65.3
$75,000+ 142 66 46.7 37.5-56.0 76 53.3 44.0-62.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 233 76 31.4 24.4-39.3 157 68.6 60.7-75.6
No 799 320 37.8 33.5-42.2 479 62.2 57.8-66.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 70 38 48.5 34.1-63.1 32 51.5 36.9-65.9
Non-Veteran 993 365 35.1 31.3-39.0 628 64.9 61.0-68.7

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*Data for this table were derived from the folic acid question, 'How often do you take this vitamin pill or supplement?'

^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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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