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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Orange 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
-Orange County 87 6 7.7 3.3-16.9 66 70.7 56.1-82.0 4 10.1 3.4-26.2 11 11.5 5.5-22.6
GENDER
Male 35 0 0.0 . - . 27 76.2 52.7-90.2 3 16.2 4.8-42.6 5 7.6 2.6-19.8
Female 52 6 16.8 7.6-33.2 39 64.2 46.7-78.7 1 2.9 0.4-17.7 6 16.1 6.2-35.9
RACE
White 69 3 5.1 1.5-15.4 54 71.7 55.3-83.8 3 9.5 2.6-29.3 9 13.7 6.0-28.3
Other 18 3 13.2 3.7-37.7 12 68.7 37.8-88.8 1 11.2 1.5-50.5 2 6.9 1.5-26.2
AGE
18-44 86 6 7.8 3.3-17.0 65 70.6 55.9-82.0 4 10.1 3.4-26.3 11 11.5 5.5-22.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 19 2 6.5 1.4-25.6 9 49.8 21.7-78.0 2 20.6 5.2-55.4 6 23.0 8.1-50.4
Some College + 68 4 8.4 3.1-20.9 57 83.2 70.6-91.1 2 3.8 0.9-14.1 5 4.6 1.8-11.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 34 4 13.3 4.8-32.0 23 59.1 37.3-77.8 2 12.6 2.7-42.5 5 15.1 4.6-39.5
$50,000+ 47 1 1.9 0.3-12.8 41 84.4 62.9-94.5 2 9.9 2.1-35.7 3 3.8 1.1-12.4

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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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