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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
North Carolina 14,741 6,745 39.8 38.7-40.9 7,996 60.2 59.1-61.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 371 161 36.2 30.3-42.6 210 63.8 57.4-69.7
Buncombe 340 190 51.2 44.3-57.9 150 48.8 42.1-55.7
Cabarrus 372 182 41.3 35.3-47.7 190 58.7 52.3-64.7
Catawba 374 161 38.1 31.5-45.1 213 61.9 54.9-68.5
Cumberland 420 213 44.3 38.3-50.6 207 55.7 49.4-61.7
Davidson 407 173 35.3 29.8-41.1 234 64.7 58.9-70.2
Durham 388 172 38.0 31.7-44.7 216 62.0 55.3-68.3
Forsyth 395 184 42.5 36.5-48.7 211 57.5 51.3-63.5
Gaston 368 163 37.6 31.5-44.0 205 62.4 56.0-68.5
Guilford 417 198 41.6 35.9-47.5 219 58.4 52.5-64.1
Iredell 424 177 37.2 31.3-43.5 247 62.8 56.5-68.7
Johnston 433 177 32.0 26.8-37.7 256 68.0 62.3-73.2
Mecklenburg 789 391 39.8 35.7-44.1 398 60.2 55.9-64.3
New Hanover 375 205 49.7 43.0-56.4 170 50.3 43.6-57.0
Onslow 367 183 39.5 33.3-45.9 184 60.5 54.1-66.7
Orange 348 161 37.9 31.6-44.7 187 62.1 55.3-68.4
Pitt 380 172 42.8 36.9-48.9 208 57.2 51.1-63.1
Randolph 370 180 42.2 35.1-49.7 190 57.8 50.3-64.9
Robeson 367 124 29.1 23.2-35.8 243 70.9 64.2-76.8
Rowan 423 198 42.8 36.9-48.9 225 57.2 51.1-63.1
Union 369 187 45.0 38.4-51.7 182 55.0 48.3-61.6
Wake 617 310 43.7 38.8-48.6 307 56.3 51.4-61.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 390 184 39.3 33.0-45.9 206 60.7 54.1-67.0
Northeast Partnership II*** 481 199 38.2 32.6-44.2 282 61.8 55.8-67.4
Northeast Partnership I*** 409 156 32.7 27.6-38.2 253 67.3 61.8-72.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 413 174 34.1 28.8-39.8 239 65.9 60.2-71.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 439 187 36.7 31.1-42.7 252 63.3 57.3-68.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 402 189 43.5 37.6-49.6 213 56.5 50.4-62.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 379 142 31.9 26.3-38.1 237 68.1 61.9-73.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 435 209 37.1 31.6-42.9 226 62.9 57.1-68.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 534 240 37.8 32.8-43.1 294 62.2 56.9-67.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 392 165 35.8 30.4-41.6 227 64.2 58.4-69.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 393 185 40.5 34.1-47.2 208 59.5 52.8-65.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 420 187 38.1 32.4-44.0 233 61.9 56.0-67.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 540 266 42.7 37.4-48.2 274 57.3 51.8-62.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,016 408 35.8 32.1-39.8 608 64.2 60.2-67.9
No 13,725 6,337 40.0 38.9-41.2 7,388 60.0 58.8-61.1
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 4,918 2,191 38.8 37.0-40.7 2,727 61.2 59.3-63.0
Piedmont 8,263 3,788 39.4 38.0-40.9 4,475 60.6 59.1-62.0
Western NC 1,560 766 43.3 40.1-46.7 794 56.7 53.3-59.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 880 456 45.3 41.0-49.7 424 54.7 50.3-59.0
Northwest 2,930 1,299 39.1 36.7-41.6 1,631 60.9 58.4-63.3
Charlotte 2,257 1,086 39.3 36.7-42.0 1,171 60.7 58.0-63.3
Greensboro 1,900 886 40.2 37.2-43.3 1,014 59.8 56.7-62.8
Southern Regional 1,502 654 38.6 35.2-42.1 848 61.4 57.9-64.8
Coastal 766 394 45.9 41.3-50.5 372 54.1 49.5-58.7
Wake 2,004 870 38.9 36.0-41.9 1,134 61.1 58.1-64.0
Area L 629 258 35.5 30.9-40.3 371 64.5 59.7-69.1
Eastern 1,873 842 38.1 35.2-41.2 1,031 61.9 58.8-64.8

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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.

**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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