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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not taking vitamins
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,214 7,359 43.3 42.2-44.4 1,464 8.7 8.0- 9.3 6,391 48.1 46.9-49.2
GENDER
Male 5,550 2,347 37.1 35.4-38.8 460 7.1 6.2- 8.2 2,743 55.8 54.0-57.6
Female 9,664 5,012 49.1 47.8-50.5 1,004 10.1 9.3-11.0 3,648 40.7 39.4-42.1
RACE
White 11,530 5,980 47.9 46.6-49.2 1,169 9.1 8.4- 9.8 4,381 43.0 41.7-44.3
African American 2,479 985 35.9 33.5-38.4 196 7.5 6.1- 9.3 1,298 56.6 53.9-59.2
Asian 104 44 34.9 24.3-47.2 9 12.7 4.3-32.0 51 52.4 39.3-65.3
Native American 288 111 36.6 29.6-44.2 37 9.8 6.6-14.4 140 53.6 45.8-61.2
Other Minorities 754 204 21.8 18.3-25.7 48 6.4 4.2- 9.8 502 71.8 67.4-75.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 789 226 23.0 19.5-26.8 50 6.3 4.1- 9.6 513 70.7 66.3-74.7
-English Speaking 302 144 45.0 37.6-52.7 22 6.4 3.7-10.7 136 48.6 41.0-56.2
-Spanish Speaking 486 82 14.9 11.5-19.0 28 6.3 3.6-10.8 376 78.8 73.7-83.2
Non-Hispanic 14,395 7,120 45.4 44.3-46.6 1,412 8.9 8.3- 9.6 5,863 45.7 44.5-46.8
AGE
18-24 606 182 27.0 22.9-31.6 42 7.5 5.1-10.9 382 65.4 60.5-70.0
25-34 1,814 697 34.9 32.3-37.7 104 6.1 4.6- 7.9 1,013 59.0 56.1-61.8
35-44 2,623 1,143 42.3 40.0-44.6 163 5.9 4.9- 7.1 1,317 51.8 49.4-54.1
45-54 3,011 1,465 47.8 45.5-50.0 277 9.4 8.2-10.8 1,269 42.8 40.6-45.1
55-64 3,047 1,663 53.2 51.0-55.4 316 9.8 8.6-11.2 1,068 37.0 34.8-39.1
65-74 2,295 1,222 53.6 51.1-56.1 304 13.4 11.7-15.3 769 33.0 30.7-35.3
75+ 1,712 929 52.9 50.0-55.8 244 14.6 12.6-16.7 539 32.6 29.9-35.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,286 768 26.2 23.9-28.7 235 8.2 6.6-10.0 1,283 65.6 62.8-68.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,590 1,959 36.5 34.6-38.5 459 9.4 8.2-10.8 2,172 54.1 52.0-56.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,786 1,966 47.3 45.0-49.6 361 8.9 7.7-10.3 1,459 43.8 41.4-46.2
College Graduate 4,516 2,650 55.6 53.7-57.5 404 7.9 7.0- 8.9 1,462 36.5 34.6-38.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,715 679 32.0 29.0-35.2 181 10.3 7.8-13.3 855 57.7 54.1-61.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,515 1,070 33.0 30.5-35.5 246 8.2 6.7- 9.9 1,199 58.9 56.1-61.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,834 852 41.1 38.0-44.2 188 9.7 7.8-11.9 794 49.3 46.0-52.5
$35,000- 49,999 2,168 1,140 49.5 46.6-52.4 198 8.0 6.5- 9.9 830 42.5 39.6-45.4
$50,000-74,999 1,988 1,007 46.9 44.0-49.8 191 8.9 7.4-10.6 790 44.2 41.2-47.2
$75,000+ 2,805 1,595 54.0 51.6-56.4 220 7.9 6.8- 9.3 990 38.0 35.7-40.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,474 2,584 42.9 41.1-44.7 642 11.2 10.1-12.4 2,248 45.9 44.0-47.8
No 9,460 4,664 43.6 42.2-45.0 798 7.5 6.8- 8.4 3,998 48.8 47.4-50.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,223 1,116 48.1 45.4-50.8 233 10.5 8.8-12.4 874 41.5 38.8-44.2
Non-Veteran 12,979 6,234 42.5 41.3-43.7 1,231 8.4 7.7- 9.1 5,514 49.1 47.9-50.4

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking vitamins. 'Not taking vitamins' category is added to the denominator so that the estimates are based on all respondents.

^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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