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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Folic Acid

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not taking vitamins
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,214 7,359 43.3 42.2-44.4 1,464 8.7 8.0- 9.3 6,391 48.1 46.9-49.2
-Piedmont NC 8,521 4,171 43.6 42.2-45.1 796 8.3 7.5- 9.2 3,554 48.1 46.5-49.6
GENDER
Male 3,158 1,360 37.1 34.8-39.4 256 7.2 5.9- 8.7 1,542 55.8 53.3-58.2
Female 5,363 2,811 50.0 48.2-51.8 540 9.4 8.4-10.5 2,012 40.6 38.8-42.4
RACE
White 6,621 3,460 48.7 47.0-50.4 652 8.4 7.6- 9.3 2,509 42.9 41.2-44.7
African American 1,292 516 35.4 32.1-38.8 103 8.2 6.0-11.0 673 56.4 52.7-60.0
Other Minorities 572 175 25.1 21.0-29.8 38 7.6 4.6-12.4 359 67.3 61.9-72.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 471 140 23.6 19.1-28.8 27 6.9 3.8-12.0 304 69.5 63.6-74.9
Non-Hispanic 8,035 4,023 45.9 44.3-47.4 768 8.5 7.7- 9.4 3,244 45.7 44.1-47.2
AGE
18-24 327 100 27.3 21.8-33.7 18 6.6 3.6-11.6 209 66.1 59.3-72.3
25-34 1,032 401 35.4 31.9-39.0 61 6.3 4.4- 9.0 570 58.3 54.5-62.0
35-44 1,551 680 42.8 39.8-45.8 86 5.5 4.3- 7.0 785 51.7 48.7-54.8
45-54 1,684 834 48.3 45.3-51.3 150 9.0 7.5-10.8 700 42.7 39.7-45.7
55-64 1,669 932 54.4 51.4-57.4 169 10.0 8.4-12.0 568 35.5 32.7-38.5
65-74 1,251 679 54.8 51.4-58.1 168 13.0 10.8-15.6 404 32.2 29.2-35.4
75+ 943 511 53.1 49.2-57.0 136 15.0 12.4-18.0 296 31.9 28.4-35.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,217 413 26.0 22.8-29.4 115 8.2 5.8-11.3 689 65.9 61.8-69.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,455 1,068 36.4 33.8-39.0 233 9.0 7.4-11.0 1,154 54.6 51.8-57.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,074 1,074 46.3 43.0-49.6 213 8.7 7.2-10.6 787 45.0 41.6-48.3
College Graduate 2,752 1,606 55.2 52.8-57.6 233 7.4 6.3- 8.7 913 37.3 35.0-39.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 860 355 32.1 27.7-36.9 90 11.2 7.3-16.8 415 56.7 51.1-62.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,341 567 31.8 28.6-35.2 129 8.2 6.0-11.1 645 60.0 56.2-63.7
$25,000- 34,999 949 442 39.9 35.6-44.3 93 8.1 6.3-10.5 414 52.0 47.4-56.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,176 611 47.9 44.0-51.8 107 7.8 5.7-10.5 458 44.3 40.4-48.3
$50,000-74,999 1,105 559 46.6 42.7-50.6 100 8.0 6.2-10.3 446 45.4 41.4-49.5
$75,000+ 1,863 1,059 53.4 50.5-56.3 142 7.8 6.4- 9.5 662 38.8 36.0-41.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,908 1,388 42.8 40.3-45.4 339 11.2 9.7-13.0 1,181 45.9 43.2-48.6
No 5,454 2,719 44.2 42.3-46.0 442 7.1 6.1- 8.2 2,293 48.7 46.9-50.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,122 553 47.4 43.5-51.2 132 12.5 9.7-15.8 437 40.2 36.4-44.1
Non-Veteran 7,391 3,613 43.1 41.5-44.7 664 7.8 6.9- 8.7 3,114 49.1 47.5-50.8

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking vitamins. 'Not taking vitamins' category is added to the denominator so that the estimates are based on all respondents.

^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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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