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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 84 23 22.4 13.8-34.2 38 50.7 38.1-63.3 4 6.3 2.3-16.2 19 20.6 12.7-31.7
GENDER
Male 20 5 14.6 5.5-33.5 7 40.3 19.9-64.7 3 18.4 6.1-44.1 5 26.7 11.0-51.7
Female 64 18 25.7 14.8-40.8 31 55.2 40.2-69.2 1 1.1 0.2- 7.5 14 18.0 10.1-30.0
RACE
White 66 16 19.5 10.7-33.1 31 52.9 38.6-66.8 3 5.6 1.7-16.9 16 21.9 12.9-34.7
Other 16 7 40.0 17.3-68.0 6 42.1 17.9-70.9 1 10.7 1.5-48.4 2 7.1 1.5-27.4
AGE
18-44 83 22 22.2 13.6-34.1 38 50.9 38.2-63.4 4 6.3 2.3-16.3 19 20.6 12.7-31.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 37 19 47.2 29.4-65.7 7 20.5 9.2-39.5 1 4.8 0.7-27.2 10 27.5 14.0-47.0
Some College + 47 4 7.7 2.3-22.8 31 68.6 52.2-81.4 3 7.2 2.2-21.3 9 16.5 8.2-30.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 47 18 28.5 16.1-45.3 18 50.3 32.8-67.8 2 6.7 1.7-23.2 9 14.5 6.9-27.9
$50,000+ 30 3 7.5 2.2-22.6 17 55.4 36.4-73.0 2 7.6 1.7-27.9 8 29.5 15.0-49.8

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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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