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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-FEMALES

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 1,076 286 28.5 24.7-32.8 477 45.4 41.2-49.6 313 26.1 22.7-29.7
RACE
White 843 230 30.6 26.0-35.7 369 45.4 40.6-50.2 244 24.0 20.5-27.8
African American 160 39 25.5 17.4-35.6 74 46.4 36.5-56.6 47 28.1 19.9-38.1
Asian 8 2 13.8 2.7-48.1 4 59.4 22.6-88.0 2 26.8 5.6-69.2
Native American 28 7 27.9 11.1-54.6 14 48.3 26.8-70.5 7 23.8 10.7-45.0
Other Minorities 32 6 11.4 4.8-24.8 14 35.9 19.3-56.6 12 52.7 32.3-72.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 41 6 10.1 4.3-22.0 22 49.1 30.4-68.1 13 40.8 22.9-61.4
-English Speaking 20 2 8.4 2.0-29.9 12 52.1 25.8-77.4 6 39.4 16.0-68.9
-Spanish Speaking 21 4 11.2 3.8-28.8 10 47.1 23.0-72.7 7 41.6 18.7-68.9
Non-Hispanic 1,034 280 29.9 25.9-34.3 455 45.1 40.9-49.4 299 24.9 21.7-28.5
AGE
18-24 35 13 40.1 21.5-62.0 15 42.0 23.9-62.6 7 17.9 7.5-36.7
25-34 81 35 44.9 33.0-57.3 37 43.1 31.4-55.6 9 12.1 5.6-24.0
35-44 118 40 30.7 21.8-41.3 55 46.4 35.6-57.6 23 22.8 14.1-34.7
45-54 204 57 25.8 19.4-33.4 108 54.7 46.2-62.9 39 19.5 13.2-28.0
55-64 209 57 26.4 19.5-34.6 92 40.1 32.2-48.4 60 33.6 26.1-42.0
65-74 222 52 22.5 16.7-29.6 90 42.4 34.0-51.3 80 35.1 27.8-43.2
75+ 194 28 16.2 10.7-23.7 77 45.4 36.8-54.3 89 38.4 30.7-46.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 182 24 14.1 8.9-21.5 80 46.2 36.3-56.3 78 39.8 30.5-49.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 351 94 33.0 24.8-42.3 142 37.4 30.4-44.9 115 29.6 23.3-36.9
Some Post-H.S. 263 73 25.1 19.1-32.2 122 51.4 42.9-59.8 68 23.5 17.4-31.0
College Graduate 278 95 34.6 28.0-41.8 132 48.8 41.5-56.1 51 16.6 12.1-22.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 159 38 27.0 18.2-38.0 67 41.3 31.7-51.7 54 31.7 23.6-41.1
$15,000- 24,999 176 42 23.4 16.7-31.9 81 51.6 42.1-60.9 53 25.0 18.4-33.0
$25,000- 34,999 136 32 31.5 17.6-49.8 57 33.9 23.1-46.6 47 34.7 22.6-49.0
$35,000- 49,999 120 37 32.1 22.6-43.5 59 47.8 36.9-58.9 24 20.1 12.6-30.4
$50,000-74,999 133 41 27.7 19.4-37.8 69 56.3 45.2-66.9 23 16.0 9.2-26.4
$75,000+ 134 47 32.6 23.8-42.8 61 45.4 35.3-55.9 26 22.0 14.1-32.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 462 126 29.4 24.1-35.4 196 42.4 36.3-48.6 140 28.2 23.1-33.8
No 598 159 28.5 23.2-34.5 273 47.6 41.9-53.3 166 23.9 19.8-28.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 21 8 43.4 17.8-73.1 8 22.1 8.3-47.2 5 34.5 10.0-71.4
Non-Veteran 1,055 278 28.2 24.3-32.5 469 45.9 41.7-50.2 308 25.9 22.6-29.5

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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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