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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

Folic Acid

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%)
North Carolina 3,367 648 19.9 18.0-21.9 1,978 56.7 54.4-59.0 133 5.1 4.0- 6.4 608 18.3 16.6-20.1
-New Hanover County 78 11 20.8 10.4-37.3 49 54.6 40.3-68.2 2 3.0 0.6-13.5 16 21.6 11.5-36.7
GENDER
Male 20 4 27.1 8.7-59.0 11 41.0 20.2-65.7 1 5.8 0.8-32.2 4 26.1 8.3-57.9
Female 58 7 16.5 7.4-33.0 38 63.8 48.6-76.7 1 1.1 0.2- 7.6 12 18.5 10.0-31.6
RACE
White 68 7 11.3 5.2-22.8 44 59.2 44.1-72.7 2 3.7 0.8-16.2 15 25.9 14.1-42.7
Other 10 4 62.6 27.1-88.3 5 34.7 10.6-70.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.7 0.3-18.8
AGE
18-44 74 10 20.5 9.9-37.7 48 55.6 40.6-69.6 1 2.5 0.3-15.5 15 21.5 11.2-37.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 17 4 34.9 11.4-69.1 8 32.8 13.0-61.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 32.3 10.1-66.9
Some College + 61 7 14.3 6.3-29.2 41 64.7 50.1-77.0 2 4.4 0.9-18.8 11 16.6 8.9-28.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 29 4 26.7 8.0-60.4 19 56.9 31.8-78.9 0 0.0 . - . 6 16.4 6.2-36.7
$50,000+ 43 5 17.8 7.1-37.8 27 57.5 40.3-73.1 2 5.8 1.2-23.8 9 18.9 9.3-34.6

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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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