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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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  Total
Respond.^
Daily Weekly Monthly Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,988 6,981 39.9 38.7-41.1 866 6.7 6.1- 7.4 343 2.8 2.4- 3.3 6,798 50.5 49.3-51.8
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,181 907 36.8 33.9-39.9 163 8.4 6.8-10.3 61 2.7 2.0- 3.8 1,050 52.1 48.9-55.2
GENDER
Males 658 240 32.0 27.3-37.2 51 8.2 5.8-11.3 15 1.4 0.8- 2.7 352 58.4 52.9-63.6
Females 1,523 667 40.9 37.4-44.4 112 8.5 6.5-11.1 46 3.8 2.6- 5.5 698 46.8 43.2-50.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 23 11 45.5 21.5-71.9 2 3.5 0.8-14.0 0 0.0 . - . 10 51.0 25.1-76.4
Non-Hispanic 2,150 893 36.7 33.8-39.8 160 8.4 6.8-10.3 61 2.8 2.0- 3.8 1,036 52.1 48.9-55.3
AGE
18-24 75 17 21.4 11.1-37.1 4 4.3 1.4-12.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 53 74.0 58.5-85.2
25-34 249 88 35.8 28.6-43.8 20 8.8 5.0-14.9 9 3.9 1.9- 7.9 132 51.5 43.5-59.4
35-44 379 149 39.7 33.4-46.4 31 8.8 5.7-13.5 13 2.2 1.2- 4.2 186 49.2 42.5-55.9
45-54 494 170 28.9 24.0-34.4 39 10.1 6.8-14.9 22 5.0 2.9- 8.3 263 56.0 49.9-61.9
55-64 421 182 40.1 34.1-46.4 37 8.9 5.7-13.5 6 1.6 0.6- 3.9 196 49.5 43.1-55.9
65-74 337 185 56.2 49.4-62.8 20 6.4 3.8-10.6 6 1.2 0.5- 3.0 126 36.2 29.9-43.0
75+ 206 104 50.0 40.9-59.1 12 9.7 4.8-18.8 4 3.0 0.8-10.4 86 37.2 29.0-46.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 388 154 34.2 27.7-41.3 26 7.9 4.7-13.0 6 2.0 0.8- 5.2 202 55.9 48.2-63.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 762 304 33.8 28.7-39.3 48 6.7 4.6- 9.8 19 1.6 0.9- 2.7 391 57.9 52.2-63.3
Some Post-H.S. 552 244 39.8 34.5-45.5 34 7.0 4.4-10.9 15 3.2 1.6- 6.1 259 50.0 44.2-55.8
College Graduate 475 203 39.8 33.7-46.2 55 13.1 9.2-18.3 21 4.6 2.8- 7.5 196 42.6 36.3-49.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 397 159 36.2 29.9-43.1 25 5.1 3.0- 8.4 4 0.4 0.1- 1.2 209 58.3 51.2-65.0
$15,000- 24,999 477 186 32.3 25.5-39.9 34 8.9 5.3-14.5 10 2.6 1.1- 6.0 247 56.2 48.4-63.7
$25,000- 34,999 270 109 32.7 25.4-41.1 20 9.0 5.3-15.0 8 2.6 1.2- 5.5 133 55.7 46.6-64.4
$35,000- 49,999 301 131 41.2 34.0-48.8 22 8.9 5.3-14.4 14 4.1 2.3- 7.3 134 45.9 38.4-53.6
$50,000-74,999 240 97 38.4 30.6-47.0 23 9.8 5.8-16.3 11 3.8 1.8- 7.9 109 47.9 39.3-56.7
$75,000+ 226 109 47.5 38.8-56.2 19 8.7 4.8-15.1 8 3.5 1.5- 7.7 90 40.4 32.2-49.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 866 360 35.8 31.4-40.5 55 7.3 5.1-10.3 19 3.0 1.7- 5.4 432 53.9 48.9-58.8
No 1,292 536 37.4 33.5-41.4 108 9.0 7.0-11.6 42 2.6 1.8- 3.7 606 51.0 46.9-55.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 275 125 43.9 35.6-52.4 23 8.1 4.9-13.1 8 2.2 1.0- 4.8 119 45.8 37.2-54.8
Non-Veteran 1,906 782 35.5 32.4-38.8 140 8.4 6.7-10.5 53 2.8 2.0- 4.0 931 53.2 49.8-56.6

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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