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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid

Do any of the vitamin pills or supplements you take contain folic acid?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Don't know/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,580 387 25.8 22.7-29.2 711 44.7 41.0-48.4 482 29.5 26.2-33.1
GENDER
Male 504 101 21.9 17.0-27.7 234 43.6 37.1-50.4 169 34.5 28.2-41.3
Female 1,076 286 28.5 24.7-32.8 477 45.4 41.2-49.6 313 26.1 22.7-29.7
RACE
White 1,239 315 28.8 25.1-32.8 549 43.9 40.1-47.8 375 27.3 24.1-30.7
African American 226 47 18.9 12.9-26.9 105 43.0 33.6-53.0 74 38.1 27.6-49.7
Asian 10 2 5.1 0.8-26.1 6 85.1 50.8-97.0 2 9.8 1.5-43.5
Native American 41 10 18.9 7.5-40.2 20 39.1 18.4-64.6 11 42.0 16.3-72.9
Other Minorities 58 11 17.0 7.7-33.5 29 47.3 29.2-66.1 18 35.7 20.6-54.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 10 15.4 6.5-32.3 31 50.5 31.8-69.0 19 34.1 19.3-52.9
-English Speaking 24 3 8.9 2.4-27.6 13 50.0 26.0-73.9 8 41.1 18.8-67.9
-Spanish Speaking 36 7 17.4 6.4-39.2 18 50.6 28.1-72.9 11 32.0 15.3-55.1
Non-Hispanic 1,518 377 26.7 23.5-30.2 680 44.2 40.6-47.9 461 29.1 25.8-32.6
AGE
18-24 48 15 28.3 15.1-46.6 19 36.7 21.8-54.8 14 35.0 19.7-54.2
25-34 114 44 38.6 27.1-51.6 54 45.5 32.8-58.9 16 15.8 8.7-27.2
35-44 173 47 24.0 17.3-32.3 86 50.3 41.2-59.4 40 25.7 18.1-35.1
45-54 288 81 26.6 21.0-33.1 147 51.8 44.6-58.9 60 21.6 16.0-28.5
55-64 327 84 25.9 20.2-32.7 149 42.0 35.6-48.6 94 32.1 26.1-38.7
65-74 333 74 22.1 17.2-27.9 137 41.1 34.5-48.0 122 36.8 30.7-43.3
75+ 281 37 14.6 10.3-20.4 114 42.6 35.7-49.8 130 42.8 36.0-49.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 280 34 13.9 9.1-20.6 128 48.9 39.1-58.8 118 37.2 28.9-46.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 496 121 26.4 20.3-33.4 205 36.7 30.7-43.0 170 37.0 30.1-44.4
Some Post-H.S. 379 99 25.5 19.5-32.5 176 49.8 42.2-57.3 104 24.8 19.4-31.0
College Graduate 420 131 32.6 27.1-38.6 201 47.6 41.6-53.7 88 19.9 15.4-25.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 204 48 26.9 17.5-39.1 81 41.3 28.3-55.7 75 31.7 22.5-42.6
$15,000- 24,999 264 55 19.5 13.7-27.1 129 47.8 38.4-57.3 80 32.7 23.0-44.2
$25,000- 34,999 202 45 30.8 20.3-43.9 87 36.7 28.0-46.4 70 32.4 23.6-42.7
$35,000- 49,999 202 53 25.6 17.4-36.1 96 47.1 36.4-58.0 53 27.3 19.4-37.0
$50,000-74,999 200 56 25.8 19.0-34.0 102 53.4 43.8-62.8 42 20.7 13.1-31.2
$75,000+ 222 70 28.4 21.9-36.1 109 48.6 40.4-56.8 43 23.0 16.2-31.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 709 168 27.4 22.7-32.8 310 41.0 36.2-46.1 231 31.5 27.0-36.4
No 841 214 25.0 20.9-29.7 388 47.5 42.3-52.9 239 27.4 22.8-32.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 247 56 22.7 16.6-30.2 107 41.3 32.4-50.7 84 36.1 28.0-44.9
Non-Veteran 1,333 331 26.4 22.9-30.3 604 45.3 41.3-49.4 398 28.2 24.6-32.2

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking vitamins but not multivitamins. Due to large number of responses, data for DNK/Not sure category are also presented.

^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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