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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-FEMALES

Daily 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 9,348 4,619 46.2 44.8-47.5 4,729 53.8 52.5-55.2
RACE
White 7,003 3,736 50.6 49.0-52.2 3,267 49.4 47.8-51.0
African American 1,695 657 37.1 34.2-40.0 1,038 62.9 60.0-65.8
Asian 70 33 38.5 26.0-52.8 37 61.5 47.2-74.0
Native American 179 70 39.9 30.8-49.7 109 60.1 50.3-69.2
Other Minorities 366 100 21.1 16.8-26.2 266 78.9 73.8-83.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 408 125 25.8 21.1-31.1 283 74.2 68.9-78.9
-English Speaking 193 92 42.4 34.0-51.3 101 57.6 48.7-66.0
-Spanish Speaking 214 33 14.5 9.8-20.9 181 85.5 79.1-90.2
Non-Hispanic 8,923 4,488 47.7 46.3-49.1 4,435 52.3 50.9-53.7
AGE
18-24 369 128 31.9 26.4-38.0 241 68.1 62.0-73.6
25-34 1,171 474 40.8 37.5-44.2 697 59.2 55.8-62.5
35-44 1,614 654 40.6 37.7-43.4 960 59.4 56.6-62.3
45-54 1,843 894 49.0 46.2-51.8 949 51.0 48.2-53.8
55-64 1,830 1,014 54.9 52.1-57.6 816 45.1 42.4-47.9
65-74 1,360 771 57.7 54.4-60.9 589 42.3 39.1-45.6
75+ 1,081 639 57.4 53.7-61.0 442 42.6 39.0-46.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,326 496 32.7 29.4-36.2 830 67.3 63.8-70.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,817 1,289 42.2 39.7-44.8 1,528 57.8 55.2-60.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,490 1,314 49.5 46.8-52.2 1,176 50.5 47.8-53.2
College Graduate 2,692 1,509 53.0 50.6-55.4 1,183 47.0 44.6-49.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,214 504 36.9 33.4-40.6 710 63.1 59.4-66.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,635 750 41.1 38.0-44.2 885 58.9 55.8-62.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,105 528 41.9 38.0-45.8 577 58.1 54.2-62.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,283 688 52.9 49.3-56.4 595 47.1 43.6-50.7
$50,000-74,999 1,149 595 49.9 46.1-53.6 554 50.1 46.4-53.9
$75,000+ 1,493 829 53.4 50.3-56.4 664 46.6 43.6-49.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,405 1,649 45.7 43.4-47.9 1,756 54.3 52.1-56.6
No 5,775 2,904 46.7 45.0-48.4 2,871 53.3 51.6-55.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 212 114 52.0 43.4-60.4 98 48.0 39.6-56.6
Non-Veteran 9,131 4,501 46.0 44.6-47.4 4,630 54.0 52.6-55.4

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*Data for this table were derived from the folic acid question 'How often do you take this vitamin pill or supplement?'
and those respondents not taking multivitamin or folic acid containing pills considered non-daily user.

^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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