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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Guilford 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
-Guilford County 99 15 17.6 9.6-30.0 56 52.0 40.1-63.7 5 6.3 2.5-15.0 23 24.1 14.9-36.6
GENDER
Male 30 2 14.4 3.3-45.3 16 42.4 24.5-62.6 3 10.8 3.4-29.6 9 32.4 15.7-55.2
Female 69 13 19.9 11.3-32.6 40 58.8 45.0-71.3 2 3.1 0.7-13.1 14 18.3 9.8-31.5
RACE
White 62 5 7.9 3.1-18.6 43 67.8 53.2-79.5 4 7.5 2.7-19.2 10 16.9 8.4-31.0
Other 37 10 31.4 15.1-54.2 13 29.5 16.0-47.8 1 4.6 0.6-26.4 13 34.5 17.7-56.3
AGE
18-44 97 15 17.8 9.7-30.3 55 51.9 39.9-63.6 5 6.4 2.5-15.2 22 24.0 14.7-36.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 31 8 31.0 13.6-56.2 11 35.5 19.0-56.4 2 4.5 1.0-18.0 10 28.9 14.6-49.3
Some College + 68 7 10.7 4.8-22.2 45 60.4 45.2-73.8 3 7.2 2.3-20.1 13 21.7 10.8-38.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 43 10 27.4 12.5-49.8 16 33.1 18.5-51.8 3 6.5 1.9-19.9 14 33.0 17.2-53.9
$50,000+ 48 4 9.7 3.6-23.2 35 68.3 51.5-81.3 1 3.2 0.4-19.4 8 18.9 8.8-35.9

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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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