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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Folic Acid

Do any of the vitamin pills or supplements you take contain folic acid?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Don't know/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,580 387 25.8 22.7-29.2 711 44.7 41.0-48.4 482 29.5 26.2-33.1
-Eastern NC 528 130 27.1 22.1-32.8 227 42.0 36.2-48.0 171 30.9 25.8-36.5
GENDER
Male 169 35 26.0 17.8-36.2 76 41.2 31.8-51.4 58 32.8 24.0-42.9
Female 359 95 28.0 22.1-34.7 151 42.5 35.4-49.8 113 29.6 23.7-36.2
RACE
White 375 98 29.0 23.1-35.8 154 41.2 34.3-48.5 123 29.7 24.0-36.2
African American 106 22 22.9 12.6-37.8 50 42.4 30.2-55.5 34 34.8 22.4-49.6
Other Minorities 45 9 20.5 8.8-40.9 23 48.1 30.6-66.0 13 31.4 16.8-50.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 3 24.7 6.6-60.3 7 41.0 17.5-69.4 6 34.3 13.5-63.7
Non-Hispanic 511 127 27.3 22.2-33.1 220 42.1 36.2-48.2 164 30.6 25.4-36.4
AGE
18-24 18 6 24.7 9.4-51.1 9 52.2 26.1-77.2 3 23.0 7.0-54.2
25-34 35 12 43.8 25.5-63.9 14 28.5 15.6-46.4 9 27.7 12.9-49.6
35-44 62 17 24.0 13.6-38.8 33 56.5 41.3-70.5 12 19.5 10.1-34.5
45-54 83 23 30.8 19.2-45.3 41 44.1 31.2-57.9 19 25.1 14.9-39.2
55-64 118 29 26.3 17.0-38.4 52 41.0 30.9-51.9 37 32.7 23.4-43.5
65-74 108 24 23.7 15.5-34.5 39 29.5 21.2-39.5 45 46.8 36.2-57.6
75+ 97 17 17.4 10.2-28.2 36 39.9 28.9-52.0 44 42.6 31.4-54.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 102 13 19.6 10.0-34.8 47 44.6 32.6-57.2 42 35.8 25.2-48.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 187 48 26.3 18.6-35.8 71 37.5 28.2-47.7 68 36.2 27.1-46.5
Some Post-H.S. 110 23 20.2 11.9-32.2 52 49.6 36.2-63.0 35 30.2 19.9-43.0
College Graduate 128 45 39.9 29.0-51.8 57 40.6 30.3-51.8 26 19.5 12.4-29.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 73 17 30.0 15.3-50.4 31 36.4 23.5-51.6 25 33.6 21.0-49.1
$15,000- 24,999 95 17 16.4 8.9-28.4 45 51.5 38.7-64.1 33 32.1 21.3-45.2
$25,000- 34,999 71 22 46.3 30.6-62.8 30 37.6 24.3-53.0 19 16.1 9.4-26.3
$35,000- 49,999 62 20 27.8 16.2-43.4 21 34.2 18.3-54.6 21 38.0 22.9-55.8
$50,000-74,999 66 15 24.7 14.4-39.0 31 48.9 34.5-63.6 20 26.3 16.2-39.8
$75,000+ 65 21 32.3 19.6-48.2 32 45.6 31.3-60.7 12 22.2 11.6-38.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 252 49 21.0 14.8-28.7 108 41.1 33.4-49.3 95 37.9 30.3-46.2
No 265 80 32.4 25.0-40.9 114 42.5 34.2-51.3 71 25.0 18.5-32.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 83 17 23.0 12.9-37.8 35 39.1 26.7-53.0 31 37.9 25.7-51.8
Non-Veteran 445 113 28.0 22.5-34.2 192 42.5 36.2-49.2 140 29.5 24.0-35.7

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking vitamins but not multivitamins. Due to large number of responses, data for DNK/Not sure category are also presented.

^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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