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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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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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%)
TOTAL 462 129 26.3 21.6-31.6 215 47.8 42.2-53.4 17 3.8 2.2- 6.5 101 22.1 17.8-27.1
GENDER
Female 462 129 26.3 21.6-31.6 215 47.8 42.2-53.4 17 3.8 2.2- 6.5 101 22.1 17.8-27.1
RACE
African American 462 129 26.3 21.6-31.6 215 47.8 42.2-53.4 17 3.8 2.2- 6.5 101 22.1 17.8-27.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 2 19.5 3.3-63.3 3 80.5 36.7-96.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 5 2 19.5 3.3-63.3 3 80.5 36.7-96.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 457 127 26.4 21.6-31.8 212 47.3 41.7-52.9 17 3.9 2.2- 6.6 101 22.5 18.1-27.5
AGE
18-24 58 14 28.8 16.4-45.5 19 30.8 18.9-46.0 4 6.9 2.4-17.9 21 33.5 21.0-48.9
25-34 184 45 22.7 16.2-30.7 100 55.0 46.3-63.5 7 3.7 1.6- 8.4 32 18.6 12.8-26.2
35-44 213 68 28.7 22.1-36.3 93 48.8 40.8-56.9 5 2.3 0.8- 6.5 47 20.2 14.7-27.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 39 12 17.1 8.8-30.5 6 20.4 8.5-41.6 4 6.1 1.9-17.4 17 56.4 37.9-73.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 145 46 26.1 18.7-35.1 57 39.6 30.2-50.0 3 2.6 0.7- 9.1 39 31.7 22.5-42.5
Some Post-H.S. 156 44 29.9 21.4-40.1 77 49.4 39.8-59.0 6 4.4 1.8-10.5 29 16.3 10.9-23.5
College Graduate 122 27 24.6 16.0-35.9 75 62.8 51.8-72.6 4 3.7 1.2-10.5 16 8.9 5.1-15.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 68 24 30.0 18.6-44.6 25 34.8 22.6-49.5 3 3.3 0.9-10.9 16 31.9 18.9-48.5
$15,000- 24,999 128 41 29.4 20.3-40.7 47 41.1 30.7-52.2 3 2.7 0.7- 9.7 37 26.8 18.8-36.6
$25,000- 34,999 74 27 42.4 28.6-57.5 34 42.1 29.0-56.3 2 1.7 0.4- 7.2 11 13.9 6.9-25.9
$35,000- 49,999 68 15 18.5 10.5-30.5 40 56.7 42.7-69.8 0 0.0 . - . 13 24.7 14.0-40.0
$50,000-74,999 41 8 19.4 8.8-37.4 24 61.6 43.1-77.3 3 7.4 2.2-22.2 6 11.6 3.7-30.8
$75,000+ 41 9 25.7 12.8-45.0 25 59.0 41.0-74.9 1 2.7 0.4-17.1 6 12.5 5.1-27.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 104 33 28.5 19.6-39.5 41 44.5 32.9-56.7 7 7.4 2.9-17.7 23 19.6 12.4-29.4
No 340 93 26.3 20.8-32.6 165 49.1 42.6-55.6 10 3.1 1.6- 6.1 72 21.6 16.7-27.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 32 7 19.0 7.8-39.3 17 58.4 37.0-77.1 1 2.9 0.4-18.0 7 19.7 7.1-44.1
Non-Veteran 430 122 26.9 21.9-32.5 198 47.0 41.2-52.8 16 3.9 2.2- 6.8 94 22.3 17.9-27.5

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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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