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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid

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 14,848 7,746 46.7 45.5-47.8 7,102 53.3 52.2-54.5
GENDER
Male 5,425 2,448 39.6 37.8-41.3 2,977 60.4 58.7-62.2
Female 9,423 5,298 53.4 52.0-54.7 4,125 46.6 45.3-48.0
RACE
White 11,225 6,295 51.8 50.4-53.1 4,930 48.2 46.9-49.6
African American 2,435 1,032 38.4 35.9-40.9 1,403 61.6 59.1-64.1
Asian 103 46 35.8 25.0-48.2 57 64.2 51.8-75.0
Native American 281 121 39.9 32.6-47.7 160 60.1 52.3-67.4
Other Minorities 746 215 23.4 19.8-27.5 531 76.6 72.5-80.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 780 236 24.4 20.9-28.4 544 75.6 71.6-79.1
-English Speaking 296 147 46.8 39.2-54.5 149 53.2 45.5-60.8
-Spanish Speaking 483 89 16.4 12.8-20.8 394 83.6 79.2-87.2
Non-Hispanic 14,040 7,497 49.0 47.9-50.2 6,543 51.0 49.8-52.1
AGE
18-24 598 197 30.1 25.7-34.9 401 69.9 65.1-74.3
25-34 1,808 741 37.7 34.9-40.5 1,067 62.3 59.5-65.1
35-44 2,593 1,190 44.4 42.0-46.7 1,403 55.6 53.3-58.0
45-54 2,962 1,546 51.3 49.0-53.6 1,416 48.7 46.4-51.0
55-64 2,964 1,747 57.5 55.3-59.7 1,217 42.5 40.3-44.7
65-74 2,202 1,296 59.3 56.8-61.8 906 40.7 38.2-43.2
75+ 1,619 966 58.2 55.3-61.1 653 41.8 38.9-44.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,213 802 28.2 25.7-30.8 1,411 71.8 69.2-74.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,457 2,080 40.4 38.4-42.5 2,377 59.6 57.5-61.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,700 2,065 50.6 48.3-53.0 1,635 49.4 47.0-51.7
College Graduate 4,444 2,781 59.1 57.1-61.0 1,663 40.9 39.0-42.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,663 727 36.0 32.7-39.4 936 64.0 60.6-67.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,453 1,125 35.5 32.9-38.1 1,328 64.5 61.9-67.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,778 897 45.5 42.2-48.8 881 54.5 51.2-57.8
$35,000- 49,999 2,119 1,193 52.7 49.7-55.6 926 47.3 44.4-50.3
$50,000-74,999 1,955 1,063 50.0 47.1-53.0 892 50.0 47.0-52.9
$75,000+ 2,764 1,665 57.3 54.9-59.7 1,099 42.7 40.3-45.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,310 2,752 47.6 45.7-49.5 2,558 52.4 50.5-54.3
No 9,264 4,878 46.4 45.0-47.9 4,386 53.6 52.1-55.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,153 1,172 52.4 49.6-55.1 981 47.6 44.9-50.4
Non-Veteran 12,683 6,565 45.7 44.5-47.0 6,118 54.3 53.0-55.5

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*Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions. See the 2006 questionnaire.

^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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