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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Folic Acid

Daily taking multivitamins or vitamin pills/supplements containing folic acid*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,741 6,745 39.8 38.7-40.9 7,996 60.2 59.1-61.3
-Western NC 1,561 767 43.5 40.2-46.8 794 56.5 53.2-59.8
GENDER
Male 588 259 38.9 34.0-44.0 329 61.1 56.0-66.0
Female 973 508 47.6 43.4-51.9 465 52.4 48.1-56.6
RACE
White 1,416 716 45.7 42.2-49.2 700 54.3 50.8-57.8
African American 41 17 41.0 24.0-60.4 24 59.0 39.6-76.0
Other Minorities 96 28 16.1 9.9-25.0 68 83.9 75.0-90.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 14 15.1 7.7-27.4 46 84.9 72.6-92.3
Non-Hispanic 1,495 750 45.3 41.9-48.7 745 54.7 51.3-58.1
AGE
18-24 49 15 28.2 16.2-44.6 34 71.8 55.4-83.8
25-34 169 68 31.2 23.8-39.5 101 68.8 60.5-76.2
35-44 233 94 39.7 32.6-47.4 139 60.3 52.6-67.4
45-54 301 140 46.5 39.5-53.5 161 53.5 46.5-60.5
55-64 332 184 52.6 46.1-59.0 148 47.4 41.0-53.9
65-74 269 143 54.1 47.0-61.0 126 45.9 39.0-53.0
75+ 201 119 58.5 50.0-66.5 82 41.5 33.5-50.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 244 91 24.6 18.6-31.8 153 75.4 68.2-81.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 482 214 40.5 34.6-46.7 268 59.5 53.3-65.4
Some Post-H.S. 396 205 48.6 42.4-54.8 191 51.4 45.2-57.6
College Graduate 433 254 54.1 47.9-60.1 179 45.9 39.9-52.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 206 95 34.9 27.0-43.8 111 65.1 56.2-73.0
$15,000- 24,999 294 126 33.0 26.5-40.3 168 67.0 59.7-73.5
$25,000- 34,999 223 98 38.3 30.3-47.1 125 61.7 52.9-69.7
$35,000- 49,999 247 133 55.4 47.4-63.2 114 44.6 36.8-52.6
$50,000-74,999 188 90 44.1 35.9-52.6 98 55.9 47.4-64.1
$75,000+ 188 117 59.5 50.8-67.7 71 40.5 32.3-49.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 625 301 43.7 38.5-48.9 324 56.3 51.1-61.5
No 912 456 43.5 39.3-47.8 456 56.5 52.2-60.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 227 121 55.4 47.4-63.1 106 44.6 36.9-52.6
Non-Veteran 1,334 646 41.7 38.2-45.3 688 58.3 54.7-61.8

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*Data for this table were derived from the folic acid question 'How often do you take this vitamin pill or supplement?'
and those respondents not taking multivitamin or folic acid containing pills considered non-daily user.

^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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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