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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Folic Acid

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%)
North Carolina 1,580 387 25.8 22.7-29.2 711 44.7 41.0-48.4 482 29.5 26.2-33.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 32 8 24.3 10.6-46.4 13 45.4 23.7-68.9 11 30.4 14.2-53.5
Buncombe 38 12 32.6 18.0-51.5 15 45.5 27.4-65.0 11 21.9 11.4-37.9
Cabarrus 47 19 41.2 25.5-58.9 20 48.4 31.3-65.9 8 10.4 4.9-20.8
Catawba 51 8 24.4 9.6-49.5 22 36.2 21.9-53.5 21 39.4 24.4-56.6
Cumberland 39 10 25.8 12.4-46.0 14 49.2 28.6-70.1 15 25.0 13.4-41.8
Davidson 52 15 23.2 13.0-37.9 26 58.9 43.2-73.0 11 18.0 9.3-31.9
Durham 23 4 35.5 10.3-72.4 15 44.8 20.0-72.5 4 19.7 6.2-47.5
Forsyth 45 13 31.3 18.1-48.4 20 44.1 28.9-60.6 12 24.5 13.5-40.3
Gaston 39 10 29.4 14.8-50.0 16 37.9 21.8-57.1 13 32.7 15.8-55.7
Guilford 44 9 22.4 11.1-40.1 17 45.2 28.3-63.2 18 32.4 19.4-48.9
Iredell 39 12 31.0 16.3-50.8 16 40.5 24.7-58.6 11 28.4 14.1-49.0
Johnston 48 13 34.5 19.1-54.2 23 47.7 31.4-64.5 12 17.7 9.1-31.7
Mecklenburg 82 22 20.4 11.7-33.0 39 49.4 31.7-67.2 21 30.3 14.4-52.8
New Hanover 31 11 49.0 26.2-72.1 12 31.3 15.6-53.0 8 19.7 8.8-38.5
Onslow 35 7 30.2 11.9-58.2 12 34.4 17.9-55.9 16 35.3 19.3-55.5
Orange 25 6 26.4 11.7-49.2 11 33.2 17.0-54.7 8 40.4 20.3-64.3
Pitt 29 5 14.1 5.2-32.8 16 52.2 28.8-74.7 8 33.7 14.1-61.2
Randolph 35 5 28.6 8.0-64.8 16 38.9 18.3-64.4 14 32.5 15.7-55.4
Robeson 56 13 18.9 10.3-32.1 28 52.5 37.4-67.2 15 28.6 17.3-43.5
Rowan 44 13 31.6 17.4-50.5 20 40.8 25.3-58.4 11 27.6 14.4-46.3
Union 36 10 28.9 15.0-48.3 17 51.7 33.4-69.6 9 19.4 9.7-35.0
Wake 63 10 16.3 7.8-31.1 35 57.3 40.6-72.4 18 26.4 15.0-42.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 45 15 32.9 18.5-51.4 15 30.2 16.9-47.7 15 36.9 20.0-57.8
Northeast Partnership II*** 54 14 27.6 13.7-47.9 26 40.5 26.1-56.7 14 31.8 17.6-50.6
Northeast Partnership I*** 45 9 17.1 7.7-33.5 18 31.2 16.4-51.2 18 51.8 29.7-73.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 48 7 13.3 5.8-27.7 24 53.4 36.4-69.7 17 33.3 19.8-50.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 40 11 28.2 14.4-47.9 14 35.2 17.6-58.1 15 36.5 20.5-56.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 62 15 27.6 16.2-43.1 27 45.4 31.9-59.5 20 27.0 17.1-39.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 29 6 23.7 10.4-45.5 16 46.2 27.4-66.1 7 30.1 14.0-53.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 45 10 23.7 11.6-42.3 21 47.5 30.3-65.3 14 28.8 14.8-48.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 60 10 14.4 6.8-28.0 31 44.7 27.9-62.9 19 40.9 22.9-61.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 38 6 13.5 5.3-30.2 14 36.6 19.7-57.5 18 49.9 29.0-70.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 56 13 25.8 14.3-42.0 27 50.0 35.3-64.6 16 24.2 14.5-37.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 59 15 25.8 14.0-42.7 25 42.2 27.9-58.0 19 32.0 18.8-48.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 66 21 41.2 23.8-61.1 30 40.6 25.6-57.6 15 18.2 9.6-31.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 108 27 25.9 16.1-39.0 47 37.0 26.4-49.0 34 37.1 24.7-51.5
No 1,472 360 25.8 22.5-29.4 664 45.1 41.3-49.0 448 29.1 25.6-32.7
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 528 130 26.9 21.9-32.5 226 41.2 35.4-47.2 172 31.9 26.6-37.8
Piedmont 853 203 23.1 19.3-27.3 397 46.8 41.6-52.1 253 30.1 25.3-35.3
Western NC 199 54 33.1 23.5-44.5 88 43.4 34.2-53.0 57 23.5 16.8-31.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 104 33 38.8 25.0-54.7 45 42.0 29.5-55.6 26 19.2 11.9-29.5
Northwest 352 87 25.5 19.6-32.5 157 43.7 36.8-50.9 108 30.8 24.0-38.5
Charlotte 249 72 25.6 19.1-33.4 111 48.0 38.0-58.3 66 26.4 17.0-38.5
Greensboro 169 35 23.3 15.3-33.8 70 39.9 30.1-50.7 64 36.7 27.6-46.9
Southern Regional 165 34 18.8 12.0-28.2 78 50.9 39.3-62.4 53 30.3 20.9-41.7
Coastal 93 27 33.6 22.3-47.1 38 37.2 26.6-49.2 28 29.2 19.5-41.2
Wake 193 38 20.9 13.3-31.3 107 54.0 42.7-64.8 48 25.1 17.1-35.2
Area L 74 16 21.4 10.5-38.5 31 37.4 23.7-53.4 27 41.3 25.8-58.7
Eastern 181 45 28.7 20.6-38.4 74 36.0 27.7-45.2 62 35.3 26.1-45.8

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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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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