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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-WHITE FEMALES

Some health experts recommend that women take 400 micrograms of the B vitamin folic acid, for which of the following reasons....*

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Make strong bones Prevent birth defects Prevent high bp Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,641 224 14.2 11.8-17.0 1,149 69.2 66.0-72.2 44 2.9 1.9- 4.2 224 13.7 11.7-16.1
AGE
18-24 143 24 19.8 11.9-31.3 88 55.9 45.4-65.8 5 4.5 1.8-10.6 26 19.8 13.3-28.5
25-34 572 72 11.0 8.6-14.1 434 78.9 75.0-82.4 9 1.6 0.7- 3.6 57 8.4 6.2-11.3
35-44 890 122 14.3 11.8-17.1 611 68.4 64.7-71.9 29 3.1 2.0- 4.8 128 14.2 11.7-17.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 63 16 20.5 11.2-34.6 27 43.7 28.5-60.1 3 2.5 0.7- 8.2 17 33.3 19.7-50.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 304 60 18.8 13.6-25.4 176 61.6 54.0-68.6 11 4.8 2.2- 9.9 57 14.8 10.5-20.5
Some Post-H.S. 514 85 18.5 13.2-25.2 326 60.3 53.9-66.4 18 3.7 2.0- 6.7 85 17.6 13.5-22.5
College Graduate 757 62 8.2 6.2-10.8 619 82.4 79.0-85.4 12 1.4 0.7- 2.8 64 8.0 6.0-10.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 100 23 19.9 12.2-30.8 48 50.7 38.1-63.3 4 7.2 2.4-19.9 25 22.1 13.7-33.7
$15,000- 24,999 139 32 20.4 13.7-29.2 76 59.7 49.7-68.9 7 2.9 1.3- 6.4 24 17.1 10.8-26.0
$25,000- 34,999 165 30 17.5 11.5-25.8 101 65.6 55.6-74.4 8 3.7 1.4- 9.3 26 13.2 7.8-21.6
$35,000- 49,999 303 41 11.8 8.4-16.5 219 72.0 65.3-77.8 8 2.6 1.0- 6.8 35 13.6 9.3-19.4
$50,000-74,999 297 37 10.9 7.6-15.5 210 70.2 63.1-76.5 6 3.4 1.4- 8.3 44 15.4 10.6-21.9
$75,000+ 471 36 9.1 6.4-13.0 384 80.1 75.2-84.2 6 1.0 0.4- 2.4 45 9.8 6.9-13.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 362 56 14.4 10.4-19.5 209 58.0 51.2-64.5 13 3.8 1.9- 7.2 84 23.8 18.4-30.3
No 1,250 163 14.2 11.4-17.7 926 72.8 69.1-76.2 29 2.6 1.6- 4.2 132 10.3 8.4-12.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 60 7 8.2 3.5-18.3 33 46.6 31.9-62.0 4 9.8 3.6-23.9 16 35.3 20.8-53.2
Non-Veteran 1,581 217 14.5 12.0-17.4 1,116 70.0 66.8-73.1 40 2.6 1.7- 4.0 208 12.9 10.9-15.2

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported being between ages 18 and 44.

^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.

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