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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Folic Acid

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,848 7,746 46.7 45.5-47.8 7,102 53.3 52.2-54.5
-Eastern NC 4,951 2,491 44.6 42.7-46.5 2,460 55.4 53.5-57.3
GENDER
Male 1,747 745 37.2 34.2-40.3 1,002 62.8 59.7-65.8
Female 3,204 1,746 51.4 49.1-53.7 1,458 48.6 46.3-50.9
RACE
White 3,343 1,839 49.9 47.5-52.3 1,504 50.1 47.7-52.5
African American 1,128 474 38.8 35.2-42.5 654 61.2 57.5-64.8
Other Minorities 466 168 27.8 22.6-33.6 298 72.2 66.4-77.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 251 73 23.6 17.6-30.9 178 76.4 69.1-82.4
Non-Hispanic 4,692 2,416 46.9 45.0-48.9 2,276 53.1 51.1-55.0
AGE
18-24 226 72 28.9 22.0-36.8 154 71.1 63.2-78.0
25-34 607 239 37.0 32.6-41.8 368 63.0 58.2-67.4
35-44 822 363 41.2 37.1-45.4 459 58.8 54.6-62.9
45-54 1,001 498 49.0 45.3-52.8 503 51.0 47.2-54.7
55-64 1,001 562 54.1 50.3-57.8 439 45.9 42.2-49.7
65-74 729 420 58.3 54.0-62.4 309 41.7 37.6-46.0
75+ 531 316 56.0 50.9-61.0 215 44.0 39.0-49.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 783 271 28.1 24.0-32.7 512 71.9 67.3-76.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,584 718 38.6 35.4-42.0 866 61.4 58.0-64.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,276 687 49.6 45.9-53.4 589 50.4 46.6-54.1
College Graduate 1,302 812 59.1 55.5-62.5 490 40.9 37.5-44.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 627 249 35.3 30.5-40.4 378 64.7 59.6-69.5
$15,000- 24,999 850 380 35.3 30.8-40.0 470 64.7 60.0-69.2
$25,000- 34,999 635 321 47.5 42.3-52.7 314 52.5 47.3-57.7
$35,000- 49,999 716 405 51.1 46.1-56.1 311 48.9 43.9-53.9
$50,000-74,999 674 367 49.5 44.5-54.5 307 50.5 45.5-55.5
$75,000+ 740 426 55.3 50.6-59.8 314 44.7 40.2-49.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,851 919 45.2 42.3-48.2 932 54.8 51.8-57.7
No 3,005 1,537 44.6 42.1-47.1 1,468 55.4 52.9-57.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 840 451 49.1 44.7-53.5 389 50.9 46.5-55.3
Non-Veteran 4,107 2,036 43.6 41.4-45.7 2,071 56.4 54.3-58.6

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*Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions. See the 2006 questionnaire.

^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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