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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Folic Acid

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not taking vitamins
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,214 7,359 43.3 42.2-44.4 1,464 8.7 8.0- 9.3 6,391 48.1 46.9-49.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 381 177 38.7 32.6-45.1 29 8.9 5.5-14.0 175 52.5 45.6-59.3
Buncombe 350 205 55.2 48.4-61.8 36 9.1 6.1-13.3 109 35.7 29.5-42.6
Cabarrus 381 188 44.3 38.1-50.7 44 10.3 7.1-14.6 149 45.4 39.0-51.9
Catawba 395 181 39.9 33.5-46.7 47 8.8 6.0-12.7 167 51.3 44.4-58.2
Cumberland 434 228 47.6 41.4-53.8 35 7.1 4.5-10.9 171 45.3 39.0-51.8
Davidson 420 188 37.7 32.2-43.5 51 10.2 7.4-13.9 181 52.1 45.9-58.2
Durham 393 199 42.4 36.0-49.0 21 5.0 2.6- 9.4 173 52.6 45.8-59.2
Forsyth 407 199 45.5 39.4-51.6 40 7.6 5.4-10.7 168 46.9 40.7-53.2
Gaston 380 177 40.9 34.6-47.5 35 7.8 5.1-11.8 168 51.3 44.6-58.0
Guilford 434 217 44.9 39.1-50.8 39 7.9 5.4-11.3 178 47.2 41.2-53.3
Iredell 435 198 43.9 37.7-50.3 36 5.9 4.1- 8.3 201 50.3 43.9-56.6
Johnston 443 187 34.1 28.8-39.9 44 7.6 5.3-10.8 212 58.3 52.1-64.3
Mecklenburg 810 427 44.6 40.2-49.1 79 9.2 6.4-13.0 304 46.2 41.5-51.0
New Hanover 385 228 55.6 48.9-62.1 29 7.8 4.8-12.6 128 36.5 30.4-43.1
Onslow 382 191 41.2 35.1-47.7 33 6.2 3.9- 9.8 158 52.5 45.9-59.1
Orange 358 193 48.2 41.1-55.3 24 4.8 3.0- 7.6 141 47.1 39.8-54.4
Pitt 387 195 47.2 41.2-53.4 27 6.7 4.1-10.9 165 46.0 40.0-52.2
Randolph 382 197 43.4 36.5-50.6 32 7.8 4.5-13.3 153 48.8 41.5-56.1
Robeson 378 128 29.7 23.8-36.2 50 10.5 7.5-14.4 200 59.9 53.1-66.3
Rowan 434 201 43.1 37.3-49.2 43 8.1 5.7-11.4 190 48.8 42.7-54.8
Union 381 207 51.1 44.4-57.8 35 7.4 5.0-10.8 139 41.5 34.9-48.4
Wake 640 359 51.8 46.7-56.8 59 9.7 6.9-13.4 222 38.5 33.7-43.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 409 202 42.8 36.4-49.5 43 9.9 6.8-14.2 164 47.3 40.6-54.1
Northeast Partnership II*** 496 211 39.1 33.5-44.9 51 9.2 6.5-12.9 234 51.7 45.8-57.6
Northeast Partnership I*** 419 173 36.2 30.9-41.9 36 6.7 4.6- 9.6 210 57.1 51.2-62.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 425 190 36.9 31.5-42.6 42 8.1 5.6-11.5 193 55.1 49.1-60.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 456 198 37.4 31.9-43.3 40 8.6 5.8-12.7 218 54.0 47.9-59.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 422 201 45.1 39.2-51.1 56 11.5 8.6-15.3 165 43.4 37.3-49.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 385 151 33.3 27.6-39.5 27 5.4 3.5- 8.2 207 61.4 54.9-67.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 451 231 40.2 34.5-46.2 44 9.2 6.4-13.1 176 50.6 44.2-56.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 552 263 40.2 35.2-45.5 54 9.6 6.8-13.5 235 50.1 44.6-55.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 409 181 38.7 33.2-44.4 34 7.4 5.0-10.7 194 53.9 48.0-59.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 409 194 41.1 34.9-47.7 54 10.6 7.8-14.3 161 48.2 41.2-55.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 436 208 40.5 34.8-46.5 53 11.1 8.0-15.3 175 48.4 42.3-54.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 555 286 46.4 40.9-51.9 62 10.5 7.3-14.8 207 43.1 37.5-48.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,045 448 39.4 35.5-43.5 96 8.0 6.2-10.2 501 52.6 48.5-56.7
No 14,169 6,911 43.5 42.4-44.7 1,368 8.7 8.1- 9.4 5,890 47.8 46.6-49.0
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,076 2,363 41.2 39.4-43.1 480 8.4 7.4- 9.5 2,233 50.3 48.4-52.3
Piedmont 8,521 4,171 43.6 42.2-45.1 796 8.3 7.5- 9.2 3,554 48.1 46.5-49.6
Western NC 1,617 825 46.1 42.8-49.4 188 10.7 8.8-12.9 604 43.3 39.9-46.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 905 491 49.1 44.7-53.5 98 10.1 7.6-13.2 316 40.8 36.4-45.4
Northwest 3,039 1,406 41.4 39.0-43.8 329 9.1 7.9-10.5 1,304 49.5 47.0-52.0
Charlotte 2,323 1,173 43.7 40.9-46.5 234 8.7 7.1-10.7 916 47.6 44.6-50.5
Greensboro 1,962 989 43.7 40.7-46.8 155 7.8 6.3- 9.7 818 48.5 45.3-51.6
Southern Regional 1,550 708 41.0 37.6-44.5 150 8.3 6.6-10.4 692 50.7 47.1-54.3
Coastal 798 429 48.6 44.1-53.2 86 10.5 8.2-13.5 283 40.8 36.3-45.6
Wake 2,057 976 44.5 41.5-47.6 181 8.2 6.5-10.3 900 47.2 44.1-50.4
Area L 649 281 37.6 33.0-42.3 64 8.7 6.3-12.0 304 53.7 48.7-58.6
Eastern 1,931 906 40.6 37.6-43.7 167 7.8 6.4- 9.5 858 51.6 48.4-54.7

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking vitamins. 'Not taking vitamins' category is added to the denominator so that the estimates are based on all respondents.

^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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