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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Johnston 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
-Johnston County 121 16 13.9 7.9-23.2 81 65.9 54.3-75.8 4 1.9 0.7- 5.1 20 18.3 11.0-28.9
GENDER
Male 33 5 16.4 6.3-36.3 16 54.7 34.6-73.3 1 1.7 0.2-11.4 11 27.3 14.2-45.8
Female 88 11 12.5 6.3-23.4 65 72.2 57.9-83.1 3 2.0 0.6- 6.2 9 13.3 5.7-28.1
RACE
White 85 6 7.1 3.1-15.6 63 76.4 64.5-85.3 3 1.9 0.6- 6.0 13 14.6 8.0-25.1
Other 35 10 28.5 14.0-49.5 18 45.5 26.8-65.6 1 1.9 0.3-12.8 6 24.0 9.7-48.3
AGE
18-44 121 16 13.9 7.9-23.2 81 65.9 54.3-75.8 4 1.9 0.7- 5.1 20 18.3 11.0-28.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 44 11 21.9 10.6-39.9 21 53.3 32.8-72.7 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8 11 24.0 11.3-43.9
Some College + 77 5 6.8 2.6-16.5 60 77.1 65.3-85.8 3 2.9 0.9- 8.7 9 13.3 6.8-24.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 57 8 15.0 6.6-30.7 34 55.8 39.1-71.2 4 4.4 1.6-11.7 11 24.8 12.4-43.4
$50,000+ 52 4 9.1 3.3-22.6 40 72.4 57.0-83.8 0 0.0 . - . 8 18.5 9.3-33.5

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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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