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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 69 15 25.4 13.7-42.2 39 45.0 30.9-60.0 2 8.9 2.3-28.7 13 20.8 11.0-35.7
GENDER
Male 15 3 23.0 6.8-55.0 8 46.3 21.3-73.3 1 11.7 1.7-50.7 3 19.0 5.0-51.3
Female 54 12 26.8 13.1-47.1 31 44.2 29.1-60.4 1 7.1 1.0-35.9 10 21.9 11.1-38.6
RACE
White 57 10 20.0 8.7-39.6 35 50.1 33.4-66.8 2 11.0 2.9-34.0 10 19.0 8.9-35.8
Other 12 5 48.0 19.3-78.2 4 23.5 7.1-55.3 0 0.0 . - . 3 28.4 8.3-63.7
AGE
18-44 69 15 25.4 13.7-42.2 39 45.0 30.9-60.0 2 8.9 2.3-28.7 13 20.8 11.0-35.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 20 5 33.1 12.1-64.0 7 26.8 10.1-54.4 1 11.1 1.6-49.2 7 29.0 12.1-54.8
Some College + 49 10 20.4 9.7-38.0 32 56.7 38.2-73.5 1 7.4 1.1-37.0 6 15.5 5.6-36.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 24 9 32.2 14.6-56.9 9 36.9 17.1-62.2 1 12.1 1.8-51.1 5 18.9 6.7-42.9
$50,000+ 36 4 8.2 2.9-21.1 25 57.8 35.8-77.0 1 10.6 1.6-46.8 6 23.4 8.8-48.9

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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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