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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 1,952 374 19.4 17.0-22.1 1,167 56.7 53.6-59.7 79 5.6 4.2- 7.6 332 18.3 16.0-20.7
GENDER
Male 584 126 21.0 17.1-25.6 275 46.7 41.4-52.0 45 9.6 6.6-13.7 138 22.8 18.8-27.3
Female 1,368 248 18.2 15.4-21.4 892 64.4 60.9-67.8 34 2.6 1.7- 4.0 194 14.8 12.5-17.4
RACE
White 1,385 209 16.4 13.6-19.6 899 61.1 57.4-64.7 57 5.6 4.0- 7.8 220 17.0 14.5-19.8
African American 332 97 25.2 19.7-31.5 136 39.4 32.9-46.4 16 7.4 3.4-15.5 83 27.9 21.9-34.9
Other Minorities 223 66 27.3 20.6-35.4 124 55.6 47.0-63.8 6 4.0 1.7- 9.2 27 13.1 8.1-20.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 183 55 25.1 17.9-33.9 105 60.0 50.3-68.9 4 2.4 0.7- 7.7 19 12.5 6.9-21.6
Non-Hispanic 1,766 317 18.6 16.1-21.4 1,062 56.3 53.1-59.5 75 6.1 4.4- 8.2 312 19.0 16.7-21.6
AGE
18-24 206 38 21.3 14.6-29.8 100 44.4 36.0-53.1 18 11.5 6.7-18.9 50 22.9 16.7-30.5
25-34 699 123 17.4 14.1-21.3 458 64.2 59.6-68.5 20 3.1 1.8- 5.0 98 15.4 12.3-19.0
35-44 1,015 205 20.4 17.6-23.5 595 57.2 53.5-60.8 41 4.7 3.2- 6.8 174 17.8 15.1-20.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 56 33.1 23.9-43.9 66 41.8 32.4-52.0 5 2.8 0.9- 8.6 34 22.2 15.0-31.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 414 111 21.0 16.6-26.2 182 46.9 40.4-53.5 20 8.9 4.9-15.4 101 23.2 18.5-28.8
Some Post-H.S. 509 104 22.4 17.1-28.8 283 50.4 43.9-56.9 26 7.7 4.6-12.5 96 19.5 15.1-24.7
College Graduate 865 102 13.2 10.5-16.4 635 69.8 65.6-73.7 28 3.2 2.1- 5.0 100 13.8 10.8-17.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 126 47 34.3 23.0-47.7 46 40.6 28.6-53.9 6 7.2 2.8-17.2 27 17.9 11.1-27.6
$15,000- 24,999 250 73 23.9 17.5-31.8 118 51.4 42.8-59.9 12 7.2 2.8-17.6 47 17.4 12.4-23.9
$25,000- 34,999 198 53 25.4 18.4-34.0 100 50.7 40.9-60.5 7 3.0 1.2- 7.5 38 20.8 13.0-31.6
$35,000- 49,999 296 55 19.2 13.6-26.4 182 56.8 49.3-64.1 9 3.2 1.4- 7.2 50 20.7 15.4-27.4
$50,000-74,999 309 47 15.0 10.8-20.5 183 56.1 48.9-63.1 19 8.8 5.0-15.0 60 20.1 15.0-26.2
$75,000+ 579 67 13.7 10.4-17.8 427 69.6 64.6-74.2 13 3.1 1.4- 6.4 72 13.6 10.5-17.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 399 91 20.6 15.7-26.6 197 47.9 41.3-54.6 18 5.4 3.1- 9.2 93 26.1 20.4-32.6
No 1,511 275 19.2 16.5-22.2 952 59.2 55.7-62.6 59 5.8 4.0- 8.2 225 15.9 13.5-18.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 90 21 20.6 12.7-31.7 35 37.9 26.9-50.4 6 9.0 3.8-20.2 28 32.4 21.9-45.1
Non-Veteran 1,860 353 19.4 16.9-22.1 1,131 57.6 54.5-60.7 73 5.5 4.0- 7.5 303 17.5 15.3-20.0

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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.

** 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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