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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid

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 3,367 648 19.9 18.0-21.9 1,978 56.7 54.4-59.0 133 5.1 4.0- 6.4 608 18.3 16.6-20.1
GENDER
Male 986 219 22.1 18.9-25.6 459 48.0 43.9-52.1 66 7.7 5.6-10.6 242 22.2 19.1-25.6
Female 2,381 429 18.2 16.1-20.6 1,519 63.3 60.6-65.8 67 3.1 2.2- 4.2 366 15.4 13.6-17.4
RACE
White 2,322 359 16.5 14.4-18.8 1,481 61.5 58.7-64.2 92 4.9 3.7- 6.5 390 17.1 15.1-19.2
African American 625 169 24.4 20.3-29.0 268 41.5 36.6-46.6 29 6.3 3.5-11.3 159 27.8 23.2-32.9
Asian 41 11 30.2 16.0-49.5 23 48.3 31.1-65.8 0 0.0 . - . 7 21.6 9.5-41.7
Native American 62 12 29.0 15.4-47.9 34 44.9 30.3-60.5 3 6.8 1.8-22.2 13 19.3 10.4-33.1
Other Minorities 301 93 31.7 24.8-39.4 163 52.3 44.6-59.8 9 4.7 2.2- 9.7 36 11.4 7.2-17.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 299 87 29.8 23.1-37.5 169 54.3 46.6-61.8 9 3.9 1.7- 8.4 34 12.0 7.7-18.4
-English Speaking 105 13 10.3 5.1-19.7 64 58.5 44.7-71.0 5 6.5 2.0-19.1 23 24.7 14.1-39.7
-Spanish Speaking 193 74 38.4 29.6-48.1 104 52.2 42.9-61.4 4 2.8 0.9- 8.0 11 6.6 3.4-12.4
Non-Hispanic 3,064 558 18.6 16.7-20.6 1,809 57.1 54.7-59.5 124 5.2 4.1- 6.7 573 19.1 17.3-21.0
AGE
18-24 381 77 22.4 17.3-28.4 188 47.0 40.6-53.4 27 9.1 5.8-13.9 89 21.6 17.0-27.0
25-34 1,202 212 17.6 15.0-20.5 779 64.2 60.8-67.5 35 3.0 2.1- 4.4 176 15.1 12.8-17.8
35-44 1,730 347 20.4 18.2-22.8 989 56.3 53.5-59.1 68 4.4 3.2- 5.8 326 18.9 16.7-21.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 275 95 33.0 25.9-41.0 102 36.4 29.4-44.1 12 4.8 2.0-10.9 66 25.8 19.5-33.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 801 201 22.8 19.1-27.0 365 49.0 44.2-53.8 36 6.4 4.0-10.0 199 21.7 18.4-25.5
Some Post-H.S. 943 190 21.4 17.7-25.6 535 53.5 48.8-58.0 45 6.3 4.2- 9.2 173 18.9 15.6-22.7
College Graduate 1,342 161 13.0 10.8-15.5 973 70.4 67.1-73.5 40 3.3 2.3- 4.9 168 13.3 11.0-16.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 260 81 30.3 22.8-39.0 108 42.6 34.2-51.5 11 5.2 2.5-10.8 60 21.9 16.1-28.9
$15,000- 24,999 472 133 25.5 20.4-31.5 222 51.2 44.8-57.5 20 4.7 2.0-10.6 97 18.6 14.3-23.8
$25,000- 34,999 379 97 25.2 20.0-31.2 198 52.7 45.7-59.7 16 3.6 2.0- 6.6 68 18.5 13.1-25.4
$35,000- 49,999 556 94 17.9 13.8-22.9 343 58.4 52.9-63.7 15 2.8 1.5- 5.4 104 20.8 16.9-25.4
$50,000-74,999 545 79 14.6 11.3-18.5 337 58.6 53.2-63.8 24 6.7 4.1-10.8 105 20.2 16.2-24.8
$75,000+ 808 101 14.1 11.3-17.5 579 69.1 64.9-73.0 20 3.0 1.7- 5.5 108 13.7 11.0-16.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 707 149 20.3 16.6-24.5 348 48.9 43.9-53.9 36 4.9 3.3- 7.3 174 25.9 21.7-30.6
No 2,588 486 19.8 17.7-22.1 1,595 58.9 56.2-61.5 94 5.2 3.9- 6.8 413 16.1 14.3-18.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 253 56 22.2 16.8-28.8 112 43.7 36.4-51.2 15 6.3 3.5-11.0 70 27.8 21.6-35.1
Non-Veteran 3,111 592 19.7 17.8-21.8 1,864 57.8 55.4-60.2 118 5.0 3.9- 6.4 537 17.5 15.8-19.4

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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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