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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Currently taking multivitamins or vitamin pills/supplements containing folic acid-FEMALES, Age 18-44*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,172 1,508 46.5 44.2-48.8 1,664 53.5 51.2-55.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 74 32 41.8 29.5-55.2 42 58.2 44.8-70.5
Buncombe 64 47 73.1 58.7-83.9 17 26.9 16.1-41.3
Cabarrus 84 51 60.8 47.6-72.6 33 39.2 27.4-52.4
Catawba 85 40 40.4 27.4-54.8 45 59.6 45.2-72.6
Cumberland 113 60 54.0 42.8-64.9 53 46.0 35.1-57.2
Davidson 79 30 36.9 25.4-50.0 49 63.1 50.0-74.6
Durham 94 43 43.6 32.7-55.2 51 56.4 44.8-67.3
Forsyth 81 38 47.7 35.7-59.9 43 52.3 40.1-64.3
Gaston 79 40 53.8 40.3-66.8 39 46.2 33.2-59.7
Guilford 88 41 47.6 36.0-59.5 47 52.4 40.5-64.0
Iredell 97 45 49.3 37.7-60.9 52 50.7 39.1-62.3
Johnston 119 61 48.1 36.3-60.0 58 51.9 40.0-63.7
Mecklenburg 203 99 47.4 39.9-55.1 104 52.6 44.9-60.1
New Hanover 66 39 59.9 46.2-72.3 27 40.1 27.7-53.8
Onslow 96 51 44.1 33.1-55.7 45 55.9 44.3-66.9
Orange 68 40 52.1 38.0-65.8 28 47.9 34.2-62.0
Pitt 105 53 48.8 37.9-59.8 52 51.2 40.2-62.1
Randolph 72 33 45.9 31.8-60.6 39 54.1 39.4-68.2
Robeson 81 23 31.8 18.3-49.3 58 68.2 50.7-81.7
Rowan 86 44 53.5 40.6-65.9 42 46.5 34.1-59.4
Union 90 52 60.5 47.9-71.8 38 39.5 28.2-52.1
Wake 168 93 55.4 46.2-64.3 75 44.6 35.7-53.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 62 28 52.5 36.8-67.7 34 47.5 32.3-63.2
Northeast Partnership II*** 80 21 31.7 19.8-46.6 59 68.3 53.4-80.2
Northeast Partnership I*** 71 23 27.1 17.4-39.7 48 72.9 60.3-82.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 88 36 36.6 25.7-49.2 52 63.4 50.8-74.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 93 34 33.2 23.3-44.8 59 66.8 55.2-76.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 74 38 50.4 37.6-63.2 36 49.6 36.8-62.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 86 30 31.1 20.2-44.7 56 68.9 55.3-79.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 83 39 44.3 32.0-57.3 44 55.7 42.7-68.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 107 50 44.5 33.3-56.3 57 55.5 43.7-66.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 70 28 38.3 26.9-51.0 42 61.7 49.0-73.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 79 40 47.1 34.4-60.1 39 52.9 39.9-65.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 100 44 39.7 29.0-51.5 56 60.3 48.5-71.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 87 42 47.1 32.8-61.9 45 52.9 38.1-67.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 172 54 34.4 25.8-44.2 118 65.6 55.8-74.2
No 3,000 1,454 47.2 44.8-49.5 1,546 52.8 50.5-55.2
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,071 480 42.7 38.9-46.6 591 57.3 53.4-61.1
Piedmont 1,817 874 47.2 44.2-50.2 943 52.8 49.8-55.8
Western NC 284 154 52.0 44.2-59.7 130 48.0 40.3-55.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 151 89 56.4 45.2-66.9 62 43.6 33.1-54.8
Northwest 604 280 44.7 39.7-49.9 324 55.3 50.1-60.3
Charlotte 534 275 48.4 43.2-53.5 259 51.6 46.5-56.8
Greensboro 380 174 44.1 37.7-50.6 206 55.9 49.4-62.3
Southern Regional 354 160 45.2 38.6-52.0 194 54.8 48.0-61.4
Coastal 139 74 49.2 39.4-58.9 65 50.8 41.1-60.6
Wake 497 242 49.9 43.9-55.8 255 50.1 44.2-56.1
Area L 121 40 30.2 21.1-41.3 81 69.8 58.7-78.9
Eastern 392 174 42.6 36.2-49.3 218 57.4 50.7-63.8

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*Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions.

^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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