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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Onslow 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
-Onslow County 91 17 19.0 11.1-30.5 50 53.5 40.7-65.8 6 6.5 2.5-15.9 18 21.1 12.7-32.9
GENDER
Male 29 8 25.5 11.9-46.5 11 43.8 23.9-65.9 4 12.1 4.1-30.6 6 18.6 8.0-37.6
Female 62 9 12.8 6.4-24.1 39 62.5 47.6-75.4 2 1.2 0.3- 4.7 12 23.5 12.6-39.5
RACE
White 67 15 22.0 12.4-36.2 36 54.0 39.0-68.3 6 8.3 3.1-20.1 10 15.7 7.8-29.1
Other 23 2 8.0 1.9-28.3 13 50.5 29.0-71.8 0 0.0 . - . 8 41.5 21.5-64.8
AGE
18-44 89 17 19.1 11.1-30.8 49 53.7 40.8-66.1 6 6.5 2.5-16.1 17 20.7 12.3-32.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 30 5 14.8 5.3-34.9 13 42.8 23.8-64.3 2 6.9 1.2-31.2 10 35.5 18.8-56.7
Some College + 61 12 21.8 11.5-37.4 37 60.7 44.7-74.6 4 6.2 2.1-16.9 8 11.4 4.8-24.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 47 7 16.0 7.0-32.7 26 57.0 39.4-73.0 3 3.3 0.8-12.2 11 23.7 12.3-40.7
$50,000+ 36 9 27.4 13.1-48.5 20 55.1 35.3-73.5 2 6.2 1.5-22.5 5 11.3 4.4-25.9

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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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