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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 92 14 14.1 7.8-24.2 61 62.3 48.0-74.8 2 1.9 0.5- 7.2 15 21.7 11.1-38.1
GENDER
Male 23 3 13.3 3.9-36.4 12 46.3 24.0-70.2 1 2.5 0.3-16.0 7 38.0 16.3-65.8
Female 69 11 14.7 7.9-25.7 49 73.4 60.4-83.3 1 1.5 0.2- 9.7 8 10.5 4.9-21.2
RACE
White 72 9 12.1 5.8-23.5 51 69.4 55.8-80.2 2 2.7 0.7-10.1 10 15.8 8.1-28.7
Other 19 4 16.9 5.1-43.4 10 46.8 19.2-76.4 0 0.0 . - . 5 36.3 11.2-72.1
AGE
18-44 90 14 14.4 7.9-24.7 60 62.3 47.7-75.0 2 1.9 0.5- 7.4 14 21.4 10.7-38.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 21 6 17.2 6.0-40.2 9 45.3 19.2-74.3 1 2.8 0.4-18.3 5 34.7 10.7-70.3
Some College + 71 8 12.7 6.0-25.0 52 70.0 56.4-80.8 1 1.5 0.2- 9.6 10 15.8 8.3-28.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 25 6 22.0 8.4-46.4 12 44.6 21.1-70.8 1 2.3 0.3-15.5 6 31.0 10.0-64.5
$50,000+ 58 7 9.5 4.4-19.0 42 71.7 57.4-82.7 1 1.8 0.2-11.6 8 17.0 8.4-31.4

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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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