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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Daily consumption of 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 3,154 1,256 38.5 36.3-40.8 1,898 61.5 59.2-63.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 73 26 35.1 23.6-48.7 47 64.9 51.3-76.4
Buncombe 64 40 64.9 50.2-77.2 24 35.1 22.8-49.8
Cabarrus 83 43 49.2 36.2-62.3 40 50.8 37.7-63.8
Catawba 85 33 35.5 23.3-49.8 52 64.5 50.2-76.7
Cumberland 112 54 48.0 37.1-59.0 58 52.0 41.0-62.9
Davidson 79 25 32.3 21.4-45.5 54 67.7 54.5-78.6
Durham 93 33 34.0 24.1-45.6 60 66.0 54.4-75.9
Forsyth 81 32 40.4 29.0-52.9 49 59.6 47.1-71.0
Gaston 78 34 44.9 31.8-58.7 44 55.1 41.3-68.2
Guilford 88 38 42.2 31.1-54.2 50 57.8 45.8-68.9
Iredell 97 38 40.9 29.8-53.0 59 59.1 47.0-70.2
Johnston 118 49 40.0 29.3-51.7 69 60.0 48.3-70.7
Mecklenburg 201 84 39.4 32.2-47.0 117 60.6 53.0-67.8
New Hanover 66 33 50.6 37.3-63.8 33 49.4 36.2-62.7
Onslow 95 43 35.6 25.7-46.9 52 64.4 53.1-74.3
Orange 68 29 36.0 24.4-49.4 39 64.0 50.6-75.6
Pitt 104 43 41.7 31.2-52.9 61 58.3 47.1-68.8
Randolph 72 28 41.4 27.6-56.7 44 58.6 43.3-72.4
Robeson 81 21 30.1 16.7-48.0 60 69.9 52.0-83.3
Rowan 86 39 49.5 36.7-62.3 47 50.5 37.7-63.3
Union 89 40 43.7 31.7-56.5 49 56.3 43.5-68.3
Wake 168 74 41.5 33.0-50.6 94 58.5 49.4-67.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 60 22 40.0 24.6-57.7 38 60.0 42.3-75.4
Northeast Partnership II*** 80 18 29.8 18.0-44.9 62 70.2 55.1-82.0
Northeast Partnership I*** 71 16 17.7 10.4-28.5 55 82.3 71.5-89.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 87 30 32.0 21.5-44.6 57 68.0 55.4-78.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 93 30 29.6 20.3-40.9 63 70.4 59.1-79.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 73 31 39.3 27.5-52.5 42 60.7 47.5-72.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 86 27 29.3 18.6-42.8 59 70.7 57.2-81.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 83 36 41.7 29.7-54.8 47 58.3 45.2-70.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 106 42 35.1 25.2-46.5 64 64.9 53.5-74.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 70 25 34.4 23.6-47.1 45 65.6 52.9-76.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 78 36 42.0 30.0-55.1 42 58.0 44.9-70.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 100 33 32.5 22.3-44.6 67 67.5 55.4-77.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 86 31 32.6 20.8-47.1 55 67.4 52.9-79.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 171 40 25.4 17.8-34.7 131 74.6 65.3-82.2
No 2,983 1,216 39.2 36.9-41.5 1,767 60.8 58.5-63.1
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,063 403 36.0 32.4-39.8 660 64.0 60.2-67.6
Piedmont 1,809 726 38.9 36.1-41.8 1,083 61.1 58.2-63.9
Western NC 282 127 42.3 34.9-50.1 155 57.7 49.9-65.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 150 71 44.2 33.8-55.1 79 55.8 44.9-66.2
Northwest 603 238 38.8 33.9-43.9 365 61.2 56.1-66.1
Charlotte 528 225 39.0 34.1-44.1 303 61.0 55.9-65.9
Greensboro 379 146 38.0 31.9-44.5 233 62.0 55.5-68.1
Southern Regional 353 144 39.8 33.5-46.5 209 60.2 53.5-66.5
Coastal 138 62 40.7 31.6-50.5 76 59.3 49.5-68.4
Wake 495 194 39.0 33.6-44.8 301 61.0 55.2-66.4
Area L 120 32 25.4 16.8-36.4 88 74.6 63.6-83.2
Eastern 388 144 35.5 29.4-42.2 244 64.5 57.8-70.6

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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?'

^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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