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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

Daily taking multivitamins or vitamin pills/supplements containing folic acid*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,695 657 37.1 34.2-40.0 1,038 62.9 60.0-65.8
GENDER
Female 1,695 657 37.1 34.2-40.0 1,038 62.9 60.0-65.8
RACE
African American 1,695 657 37.1 34.2-40.0 1,038 62.9 60.0-65.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 10 3 22.5 5.9-57.6 7 77.5 42.4-94.1
-English Speaking 10 3 22.5 5.9-57.6 7 77.5 42.4-94.1
Non-Hispanic 1,681 654 37.3 34.5-40.3 1,027 62.7 59.7-65.5
AGE
18-24 84 23 21.6 13.5-32.8 61 78.4 67.2-86.5
25-34 247 87 34.1 27.4-41.5 160 65.9 58.5-72.6
35-44 306 106 37.1 30.7-43.9 200 62.9 56.1-69.3
45-54 353 147 41.5 35.5-47.8 206 58.5 52.2-64.5
55-64 323 136 40.8 34.6-47.2 187 59.2 52.8-65.4
65-74 229 90 42.8 34.6-51.3 139 57.2 48.7-65.4
75+ 142 62 40.4 31.5-50.0 80 59.6 50.0-68.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 353 106 28.7 23.2-35.0 247 71.3 65.0-76.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 604 196 31.0 26.5-36.0 408 69.0 64.0-73.5
Some Post-H.S. 416 195 43.6 37.8-49.6 221 56.4 50.4-62.2
College Graduate 320 159 47.4 40.6-54.2 161 52.6 45.8-59.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 368 117 30.9 25.1-37.4 251 69.1 62.6-74.9
$15,000- 24,999 435 154 32.5 27.4-38.1 281 67.5 61.9-72.6
$25,000- 34,999 227 90 31.2 24.7-38.7 137 68.8 61.3-75.3
$35,000- 49,999 190 84 42.5 34.3-51.2 106 57.5 48.8-65.7
$50,000-74,999 131 69 54.4 43.6-64.8 62 45.6 35.2-56.4
$75,000+ 98 49 50.0 38.6-61.3 49 50.0 38.7-61.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 646 233 34.5 30.1-39.1 413 65.5 60.9-69.9
No 999 407 38.4 34.7-42.2 592 61.6 57.8-65.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 54 25 44.7 29.4-61.2 29 55.3 38.8-70.6
Non-Veteran 1,639 630 36.7 33.8-39.7 1,009 63.3 60.3-66.2

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*Data for this table were derived from the folic acid question 'How often do you take this vitamin pill or supplement?'
and those respondents not taking multivitamin or folic acid containing pills considered non-daily user.

^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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