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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 84 14 20.2 10.3-35.7 52 56.3 42.5-69.2 5 7.7 2.4-22.5 13 15.8 8.9-26.5
GENDER
Male 23 5 27.5 10.2-55.8 10 42.0 22.0-65.0 2 11.6 2.3-42.3 6 19.0 7.9-38.8
Female 61 9 13.9 6.9-26.0 42 68.6 54.6-79.9 3 4.4 1.2-15.0 7 13.1 6.0-26.4
RACE
White 56 4 11.4 2.8-35.9 39 61.5 43.6-76.7 3 8.6 2.0-29.7 10 18.6 9.7-32.7
Other 28 10 43.1 23.2-65.5 13 42.8 23.7-64.4 2 5.6 1.3-20.9 3 8.5 2.5-25.2
AGE
18-44 84 14 20.2 10.3-35.7 52 56.3 42.5-69.2 5 7.7 2.4-22.5 13 15.8 8.9-26.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 22 5 28.1 8.9-60.9 11 47.7 24.5-71.9 1 4.2 0.6-25.3 5 20.1 7.7-43.2
Some College + 62 9 16.1 7.6-30.9 41 60.7 44.8-74.7 4 9.5 2.4-31.0 8 13.6 6.5-26.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 37 10 35.3 17.1-59.2 17 40.0 22.8-60.1 3 5.2 1.4-18.0 7 19.5 8.7-37.9
$50,000+ 43 4 8.4 2.9-22.2 32 70.0 49.8-84.5 2 11.1 2.2-40.2 5 10.6 4.1-24.6

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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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