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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Robeson 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
-Robeson County 76 12 18.6 10.1-31.8 43 57.0 43.3-69.7 2 2.4 0.6- 9.1 19 22.0 13.2-34.5
GENDER
Male 21 4 21.8 7.7-48.1 8 42.5 20.0-68.6 2 5.9 1.4-21.6 7 29.9 13.0-55.0
Female 55 8 16.4 7.8-31.4 35 66.9 52.0-79.1 0 0.0 . - . 12 16.6 9.0-28.7
RACE
White 24 5 21.8 8.1-46.8 15 64.2 39.3-83.2 0 0.0 . - . 4 14.0 4.7-34.8
Other 52 7 17.1 7.6-34.2 28 53.8 37.9-69.0 2 3.4 0.8-12.9 15 25.6 14.4-41.4
AGE
18-44 76 12 18.6 10.1-31.8 43 57.0 43.3-69.7 2 2.4 0.6- 9.1 19 22.0 13.2-34.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 35 7 25.2 11.7-46.1 16 51.1 31.3-70.6 2 4.2 1.0-15.7 10 19.5 8.8-37.9
Some College + 41 5 9.9 4.1-22.2 27 64.8 47.7-78.8 0 0.0 . - . 9 25.3 13.1-43.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 52 10 23.2 12.1-39.9 27 47.5 32.6-62.8 1 1.7 0.2-11.3 14 27.6 15.7-43.7
$50,000+ 15 1 4.0 0.5-25.6 12 85.9 59.4-96.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 10.1 2.2-36.4

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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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