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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Pitt 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
-Pitt County 115 23 23.7 15.2-35.1 63 49.1 38.6-59.6 3 3.0 0.9- 9.9 26 24.2 16.3-34.4
GENDER
Male 33 8 26.9 12.6-48.3 13 35.8 20.4-54.9 1 3.8 0.5-22.9 11 33.4 18.7-52.4
Female 82 15 21.5 12.4-34.7 50 58.3 45.7-69.9 2 2.4 0.6- 9.9 15 17.8 10.4-28.7
RACE
White 68 9 17.2 7.7-34.0 47 64.8 49.5-77.6 0 0.0 . - . 12 18.0 9.5-31.4
Other 47 14 34.6 20.9-51.5 16 22.7 13.3-36.0 3 8.1 2.4-24.1 14 34.6 21.2-50.9
AGE
18-44 113 22 23.5 14.9-35.0 62 49.0 38.5-59.5 3 3.0 0.9-10.0 26 24.5 16.5-34.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 34 11 35.0 19.3-54.8 10 17.4 8.7-31.7 2 7.6 1.6-29.5 11 40.0 23.3-59.4
Some College + 81 12 19.5 10.2-34.1 53 60.8 47.3-72.8 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 15 18.4 10.5-30.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 57 18 40.2 25.5-56.8 25 35.3 22.5-50.5 1 1.9 0.3-12.5 13 22.7 12.9-36.7
$50,000+ 45 4 8.0 2.7-21.6 29 62.0 45.0-76.6 1 3.9 0.6-23.1 11 26.0 13.8-43.6

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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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