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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

How would you describe how often you have taken multivitamins over the past six months?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Take daily Take at least 5 days a week Was taking regularly, not now Not taking regularly, now regularly Have not taken regularly
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,449 1,210 17.1 15.8-18.5 389 5.3 4.6- 6.1 611 9.0 8.0-10.1 632 8.7 7.8- 9.8 5,607 59.9 58.2-61.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,591 1,033 15.6 14.4-16.9 333 5.1 4.4- 6.0 510 8.0 7.0- 9.1 562 9.0 8.0-10.2 5,153 62.2 60.5-63.9
No 845 174 26.5 21.4-32.3 55 6.4 4.6- 8.9 99 15.3 11.3-20.3 70 6.9 5.0- 9.3 447 45.0 39.6-50.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 137 29 21.6 13.9-31.9 7 6.1 2.8-12.8 19 12.1 6.8-20.5 10 8.0 3.9-15.8 72 52.3 40.9-63.4
Recommended Range 2,806 374 16.9 14.5-19.5 134 5.0 4.1- 6.2 192 8.8 7.1-10.9 221 8.9 7.3-10.7 1,885 60.4 57.5-63.3
Overweight 3,000 424 16.6 14.7-18.8 130 5.5 4.2- 7.1 195 7.7 6.3- 9.3 220 8.3 6.8-10.0 2,031 62.0 59.3-64.6
Obese 2,207 334 17.5 14.9-20.5 100 5.3 4.0- 6.9 172 10.0 8.0-12.5 156 9.1 7.2-11.5 1,445 58.1 54.7-61.4
Current Smoker
No 6,953 934 16.2 14.8-17.7 311 5.6 4.8- 6.5 495 8.5 7.5- 9.7 517 9.1 8.0-10.3 4,696 60.6 58.8-62.4
Yes 1,472 272 20.9 17.6-24.5 77 4.1 3.1- 5.4 114 11.0 8.2-14.6 111 7.1 5.5- 9.1 898 56.9 52.8-60.9
COPD
Yes 645 76 10.3 7.7-13.5 33 5.9 3.9- 8.9 42 11.3 7.0-17.7 32 6.6 3.9-11.1 462 65.9 59.6-71.7
No 7,761 1,128 17.5 16.1-19.0 354 5.3 4.5- 6.1 567 8.9 7.9-10.1 600 8.9 7.9-10.0 5,112 59.4 57.7-61.1
Binge Drinker
No 7,740 1,069 16.7 15.4-18.2 347 5.3 4.6- 6.1 557 8.6 7.6- 9.7 569 8.8 7.8- 9.9 5,198 60.6 58.8-62.3
Yes 641 131 19.8 15.6-24.9 39 5.7 3.8- 8.5 51 11.9 7.9-17.6 58 8.5 5.9-12.2 362 54.0 47.9-60.1
Heavy Drinker
No 8,041 1,144 17.0 15.7-18.5 371 5.3 4.6- 6.1 588 8.9 7.9-10.0 602 8.9 7.9-10.0 5,336 59.9 58.2-61.6
Yes 309 43 16.6 9.6-27.3 14 7.1 3.8-12.9 18 8.9 4.3-17.6 24 6.5 3.8-11.0 210 60.9 51.2-69.8
Current Asthma
Yes 605 68 11.5 8.3-15.8 39 7.6 5.2-11.0 39 14.7 9.2-22.6 32 5.6 3.6- 8.6 427 60.6 53.9-66.8
No 7,806 1,138 17.5 16.1-19.0 350 5.1 4.4- 6.0 569 8.6 7.6- 9.7 597 8.9 8.0-10.1 5,152 59.8 58.1-61.5
Diabetes
Yes 931 90 9.8 7.6-12.6 31 4.1 2.6- 6.4 65 7.1 5.2- 9.6 49 5.6 3.9- 8.0 696 73.4 69.4-77.0
No 7,356 1,099 17.8 16.4-19.3 354 5.4 4.7- 6.3 533 9.2 8.1-10.5 574 9.0 8.0-10.2 4,796 58.5 56.7-60.3
Disability
Yes 2,923 353 16.2 13.6-19.1 116 4.5 3.6- 5.6 226 9.9 8.1-12.1 176 6.1 4.9- 7.6 2,052 63.3 60.2-66.2
No 5,464 851 17.6 16.1-19.2 267 5.6 4.7- 6.7 380 8.6 7.4- 9.9 452 9.8 8.6-11.2 3,514 58.4 56.3-60.4
Hypertension
Yes 3,157 351 12.4 10.9-14.0 110 4.6 3.5- 6.1 191 7.4 6.0- 9.2 171 5.3 4.3- 6.4 2,334 70.3 67.9-72.6
No 5,283 857 19.0 17.3-20.8 278 5.6 4.7- 6.5 420 9.7 8.4-11.1 460 10.1 8.9-11.5 3,268 55.7 53.6-57.8

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*Asked only of those who reported taking a multivitamin in the past six months.

^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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