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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-WHITE MALES

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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Respond.^
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 681 135 19.5 16.0-23.6 332 51.1 46.1-56.0 48 7.8 5.4-11.0 166 21.6 18.1-25.7
AGE
18-24 75 13 17.7 9.8-29.8 37 52.2 39.1-65.0 9 12.5 6.1-23.9 16 17.7 10.2-28.9
25-34 210 36 17.9 12.8-24.5 112 55.5 47.7-63.1 11 4.6 2.4- 8.6 51 22.0 16.4-28.9
35-44 391 85 22.3 17.7-27.6 182 46.7 40.9-52.5 27 7.1 4.6-10.8 97 24.0 19.4-29.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 36 11 31.7 15.4-54.3 8 22.8 10.6-42.4 3 12.0 2.9-38.7 14 33.5 17.7-54.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 163 34 18.4 12.1-26.8 64 48.7 38.9-58.6 10 5.9 2.7-12.0 55 27.1 20.1-35.5
Some Post-H.S. 168 43 23.8 16.6-32.9 74 47.4 37.0-58.0 17 11.9 6.5-20.8 34 16.9 11.0-25.3
College Graduate 313 47 15.1 10.9-20.7 186 60.4 53.5-67.0 18 5.4 3.2- 9.1 62 19.0 14.1-25.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 18 6 30.6 11.5-59.9 6 48.3 21.9-75.7 1 1.9 0.2-13.1 5 19.3 6.3-45.9
$15,000- 24,999 61 12 18.9 8.9-35.6 31 58.7 42.0-73.6 4 1.9 0.6- 5.5 14 20.6 10.2-37.1
$25,000- 34,999 61 17 27.8 16.0-43.7 26 44.7 28.4-62.1 4 5.2 1.8-14.2 14 22.3 11.1-39.8
$35,000- 49,999 109 24 26.1 16.2-39.2 49 46.4 34.6-58.5 5 4.4 1.5-11.7 31 23.2 15.5-33.2
$50,000-74,999 140 23 16.4 10.5-24.7 62 44.8 35.0-55.2 13 11.8 6.0-21.8 42 26.9 19.4-36.1
$75,000+ 234 45 18.8 13.4-25.7 133 59.1 51.1-66.7 12 6.0 2.8-12.2 44 16.1 11.5-22.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 131 25 19.8 12.0-30.7 54 43.6 32.7-55.1 8 3.1 1.5- 6.3 44 33.6 24.0-44.8
No 540 107 19.2 15.3-23.7 274 53.0 47.4-58.5 39 8.9 6.1-13.0 120 18.9 15.3-23.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 111 26 22.2 14.8-31.8 48 46.0 35.5-56.9 9 7.2 3.2-15.4 28 24.7 16.7-34.9
Non-Veteran 569 109 19.1 15.2-23.7 283 51.9 46.4-57.3 39 7.9 5.3-11.6 138 21.2 17.3-25.6

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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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