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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 198 35 22.9 15.5-32.5 132 61.0 51.6-69.5 4 2.8 1.0- 7.5 27 13.3 8.5-20.3
GENDER
Male 57 14 25.0 14.2-40.2 28 50.2 35.0-65.5 3 5.8 1.9-16.7 12 19.0 9.8-33.6
Female 141 21 21.4 12.2-34.8 104 68.8 56.8-78.8 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 15 9.2 5.3-15.4
RACE
White 123 21 25.3 15.4-38.7 81 60.0 47.7-71.1 3 3.0 0.9- 9.6 18 11.7 6.9-19.2
Other 70 13 18.4 10.1-31.2 47 61.8 47.3-74.5 1 2.5 0.4-15.7 9 17.3 8.0-33.4
AGE
18-44 192 33 22.9 15.4-32.7 130 61.4 51.9-70.1 4 2.8 1.0- 7.7 25 12.8 8.0-19.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 31 4 15.9 5.7-37.1 20 58.9 38.8-76.4 2 10.9 2.8-34.3 5 14.2 5.3-32.9
Some College + 167 31 24.2 15.9-35.0 112 61.3 50.9-70.8 2 1.3 0.3- 5.8 22 13.2 8.0-21.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 76 14 22.8 12.7-37.5 50 61.0 47.2-73.3 1 2.3 0.3-14.3 11 13.9 7.4-24.6
$50,000+ 106 19 21.3 13.5-32.1 71 63.8 52.9-73.5 2 2.4 0.5- 9.8 14 12.5 7.0-21.3

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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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