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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Randolph 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
-Randolph County 76 12 11.9 6.1-21.7 52 75.3 62.8-84.6 2 1.6 0.4- 6.4 10 11.3 5.6-21.5
GENDER
Male 22 4 14.0 4.3-37.0 14 74.8 50.6-89.6 1 2.5 0.3-16.6 3 8.7 2.5-26.3
Female 54 8 10.5 4.9-21.2 38 75.6 60.7-86.1 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 7 12.9 5.5-27.2
RACE
White 67 10 11.7 5.7-22.5 47 77.0 64.0-86.3 2 1.7 0.4- 7.0 8 9.5 4.2-20.0
Other 9 2 13.2 3.0-43.1 5 57.1 25.0-84.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 29.7 7.8-67.8
AGE
18-44 75 12 11.9 6.2-21.8 51 75.2 62.6-84.6 2 1.6 0.4- 6.4 10 11.3 5.6-21.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 32 6 11.8 4.2-29.1 19 74.8 54.6-88.0 0 0.0 . - . 7 13.3 5.4-29.3
Some College + 44 6 11.9 5.2-24.9 33 75.8 59.7-86.9 2 3.3 0.8-12.7 3 9.0 2.6-26.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 36 6 9.1 3.5-21.4 25 80.1 61.7-91.0 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0 4 9.5 2.8-28.2
$50,000+ 32 6 20.6 8.9-40.8 20 62.7 43.5-78.6 1 2.6 0.4-16.4 5 14.1 5.8-30.6

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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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