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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-MALES

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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N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 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
RACE
White 681 135 19.5 16.0-23.6 332 51.1 46.1-56.0 48 7.8 5.4-11.0 166 21.6 18.1-25.7
African American 163 40 21.6 14.9-30.2 53 32.3 24.2-41.6 12 10.1 4.2-22.2 58 36.0 27.1-46.1
Asian 9 1 14.5 2.0-58.1 7 74.2 36.2-93.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 11.3 1.5-51.2
Native American 14 4 40.7 15.4-72.1 6 31.9 12.1-61.6 1 11.5 1.6-50.7 3 15.9 4.4-43.4
Other Minorities 117 38 34.7 24.1-47.1 61 50.4 38.6-62.1 5 5.2 2.0-13.0 13 9.7 4.2-21.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 111 35 32.7 22.1-45.4 62 53.9 41.6-65.8 5 3.5 1.2-10.0 9 9.9 4.1-21.9
-English Speaking 26 3 6.6 1.6-23.4 16 55.4 27.6-80.2 2 3.1 0.7-12.5 5 34.9 12.2-67.4
-Spanish Speaking 85 32 39.0 26.5-53.2 46 53.5 40.0-66.6 3 3.6 1.0-12.3 4 3.8 1.3-11.1
Non-Hispanic 874 184 20.5 17.3-24.1 397 47.1 42.8-51.5 61 8.4 6.0-11.6 232 24.0 20.7-27.7
AGE
18-24 124 28 22.8 15.5-32.4 54 44.4 34.3-55.0 16 13.4 7.5-22.6 26 19.4 12.6-28.7
25-34 332 67 20.5 15.7-26.2 171 53.3 46.9-59.5 16 4.3 2.5- 7.1 78 22.0 17.3-27.4
35-44 523 122 23.0 19.1-27.5 233 45.9 40.9-51.0 33 6.6 4.4- 9.8 135 24.4 20.4-28.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 103 39 39.0 27.6-51.8 35 30.2 20.8-41.5 5 7.2 2.5-19.1 24 23.6 14.8-35.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 286 70 21.8 16.3-28.5 106 45.9 38.3-53.6 20 8.5 4.6-15.4 90 23.8 18.7-29.7
Some Post-H.S. 214 52 22.7 16.4-30.5 92 44.5 35.5-53.9 19 10.6 6.1-18.0 51 22.1 15.7-30.3
College Graduate 382 58 15.5 11.5-20.5 226 59.2 52.9-65.3 22 5.2 3.2- 8.3 76 20.1 15.3-26.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 46 16 35.5 19.3-55.9 15 41.8 24.2-61.8 4 7.1 2.0-22.2 11 15.5 7.5-29.2
$15,000- 24,999 149 43 26.6 18.5-36.7 70 50.1 39.8-60.5 9 6.5 2.1-18.2 27 16.7 10.4-25.8
$25,000- 34,999 107 30 25.5 16.8-36.8 45 42.4 30.2-55.6 5 4.5 1.8-11.1 27 27.5 16.7-41.9
$35,000- 49,999 150 33 25.0 16.6-35.9 65 44.7 34.7-55.0 6 4.0 1.6- 9.8 46 26.3 19.0-35.2
$50,000-74,999 176 25 14.2 9.3-21.2 83 47.4 38.4-56.5 15 10.4 5.5-18.7 53 27.9 21.0-36.2
$75,000+ 270 53 18.4 13.5-24.6 147 57.3 49.9-64.3 13 5.5 2.7-10.9 57 18.8 14.1-24.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 190 40 21.9 15.2-30.6 74 39.6 30.9-49.0 16 6.5 3.6-11.5 60 31.9 24.1-40.9
No 779 174 22.0 18.4-26.0 379 49.9 45.3-54.6 49 8.1 5.6-11.6 177 20.0 16.7-23.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 154 41 26.4 19.3-35.1 59 41.0 32.2-50.5 9 5.4 2.4-11.8 45 27.1 19.9-35.8
Non-Veteran 830 178 21.5 18.0-25.4 399 49.0 44.5-53.5 57 8.1 5.7-11.3 196 21.5 18.1-25.2

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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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