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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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%)
TOTAL 163 40 21.6 14.9-30.2 53 32.3 24.2-41.6 12 10.1 4.2-22.2 58 36.0 27.1-46.1
GENDER
Male 163 40 21.6 14.9-30.2 53 32.3 24.2-41.6 12 10.1 4.2-22.2 58 36.0 27.1-46.1
RACE
African American 163 40 21.6 14.9-30.2 53 32.3 24.2-41.6 12 10.1 4.2-22.2 58 36.0 27.1-46.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 1 5.3 0.6-35.1 4 94.7 64.9-99.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 4 1 6.6 0.6-43.7 3 93.4 56.3-99.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 158 39 21.9 15.1-30.7 49 31.0 23.0-40.4 12 10.3 4.3-22.6 58 36.8 27.7-47.0
AGE
18-24 27 7 26.4 12.1-48.4 8 22.7 10.2-43.2 4 19.6 5.4-50.9 8 31.3 14.3-55.5
25-34 58 11 14.7 7.7-26.3 21 39.4 26.5-54.1 4 6.1 2.3-15.3 22 39.8 26.6-54.6
35-44 77 22 23.7 14.8-35.6 24 35.1 23.7-48.7 4 4.9 1.4-15.2 27 36.3 24.7-49.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 19 6 27.3 10.1-55.5 6 31.7 13.8-57.5 0 0.0 . - . 7 41.0 18.3-68.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 69 17 18.9 10.4-31.9 17 28.5 16.9-43.9 8 22.4 8.7-46.6 27 30.2 18.9-44.5
Some Post-H.S. 27 8 25.8 11.4-48.5 6 25.9 10.9-49.9 0 0.0 . - . 13 48.3 28.3-68.9
College Graduate 48 9 18.9 8.8-35.9 24 42.9 26.8-60.6 4 5.8 2.0-15.7 11 32.5 16.1-54.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 12 4 42.6 14.9-75.9 1 8.3 1.1-42.1 1 2.6 0.3-17.4 6 46.6 18.5-77.0
$15,000- 24,999 31 10 21.5 9.4-41.8 10 31.7 15.3-54.4 4 25.2 7.5-58.3 7 21.7 8.7-44.4
$25,000- 34,999 23 8 23.2 9.4-46.8 5 24.0 8.7-51.1 0 0.0 . - . 10 52.8 26.0-78.1
$35,000- 49,999 28 5 13.8 5.1-32.4 9 33.6 17.0-55.4 1 3.6 0.5-21.9 13 49.0 29.0-69.3
$50,000-74,999 26 1 1.9 0.3-12.9 13 47.6 27.2-68.8 2 6.2 1.5-22.8 10 44.2 24.3-66.2
$75,000+ 26 7 17.2 7.7-34.2 9 39.0 20.9-60.7 1 3.0 0.4-18.8 9 40.8 22.2-62.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 38 8 20.5 9.0-40.3 9 25.4 11.8-46.5 6 12.9 5.1-29.3 15 41.2 24.2-60.5
No 121 31 21.9 14.3-32.1 43 34.2 24.7-45.1 6 9.4 2.8-27.0 41 34.5 24.2-46.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 33 12 36.3 20.1-56.4 7 20.5 8.6-41.5 0 0.0 . - . 14 43.2 25.4-63.0
Non-Veteran 129 28 19.0 12.1-28.7 46 34.5 25.3-45.1 12 11.9 5.0-25.7 43 34.5 24.7-45.9

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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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