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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Folic Acid

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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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 5,677 2,318 33.5 31.8-35.3 293 6.3 5.4- 7.3 135 2.9 2.3- 3.7 2,931 57.2 55.3-59.2
Female 9,311 4,663 45.9 44.4-47.4 573 7.2 6.4- 8.0 208 2.7 2.2- 3.3 3,867 44.2 42.7-45.8
RACE
White 11,731 5,692 42.4 41.1-43.7 634 6.4 5.7- 7.1 248 2.5 2.1- 3.0 5,157 48.7 47.3-50.1
African American 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
Asian 99 35 23.8 15.1-35.3 14 18.3 8.7-34.7 7 10.0 4.3-21.4 43 47.9 34.5-61.7
Native American 299 118 39.4 31.9-47.5 14 6.0 2.8-12.3 4 1.1 0.3- 3.8 163 53.5 45.5-61.3
Other Minorities 626 205 27.7 22.9-33.0 36 5.1 3.2- 8.0 22 5.0 2.9- 8.5 363 62.3 56.5-67.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 603 190 26.1 21.5-31.3 32 5.1 3.2- 8.0 20 4.9 2.7- 8.7 361 63.9 58.1-69.3
-English Speaking 222 78 29.5 20.7-40.2 16 8.8 4.4-16.6 5 7.2 2.5-19.3 123 54.5 42.0-66.5
-Spanish Speaking 381 112 25.0 19.7-31.1 16 3.9 2.0- 7.2 15 4.1 2.1- 8.0 238 67.0 60.4-73.0
Non-Hispanic 14,352 6,776 41.1 39.9-42.3 833 6.9 6.3- 7.6 323 2.6 2.3- 3.0 6,420 49.4 48.1-50.6
AGE
18-24 447 116 23.6 18.9-29.0 39 7.8 5.4-11.3 14 2.4 1.2- 4.5 278 66.2 60.4-71.6
25-34 1,427 497 33.1 30.1-36.3 118 7.3 5.8- 9.1 51 3.7 2.7- 5.1 761 55.9 52.6-59.2
35-44 2,314 836 34.9 32.5-37.4 192 8.7 7.4-10.3 78 3.9 2.9- 5.3 1,208 52.4 49.8-55.0
45-54 2,930 1,221 39.0 36.7-41.3 195 7.3 6.1- 8.7 96 3.5 2.7- 4.5 1,418 50.2 47.8-52.6
55-64 3,235 1,603 49.0 46.8-51.2 170 5.6 4.6- 6.8 63 1.9 1.4- 2.6 1,399 43.5 41.3-45.7
65-74 2,630 1,536 58.5 56.1-60.8 90 3.2 2.5- 4.1 28 1.0 0.6- 1.6 976 37.3 35.1-39.6
75+ 1,909 1,118 57.1 54.2-60.0 56 3.8 2.6- 5.5 13 0.9 0.4- 2.0 722 38.2 35.4-41.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,067 770 28.9 26.0-32.0 84 4.3 3.2- 6.0 36 2.8 1.7- 4.4 1,177 64.0 60.6-67.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,369 1,949 36.2 33.9-38.5 189 5.0 4.1- 6.1 68 1.6 1.1- 2.3 2,163 57.2 54.8-59.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,954 1,931 42.3 40.0-44.6 232 7.0 5.8- 8.5 89 3.0 2.2- 4.0 1,702 47.7 45.3-50.1
College Graduate 4,566 2,317 46.7 44.7-48.7 359 9.3 8.2-10.6 150 3.9 3.1- 4.7 1,740 40.1 38.1-42.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,663 694 36.9 32.9-41.0 89 3.9 2.9- 5.1 27 1.4 0.7- 2.8 853 57.8 53.6-61.9
$15,000- 24,999 2,414 1,070 34.6 31.4-37.9 102 4.9 3.6- 6.5 44 3.3 2.2- 5.0 1,198 57.3 53.7-60.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,591 729 36.3 33.0-39.7 78 6.5 4.8- 8.9 32 2.7 1.6- 4.5 752 54.5 50.7-58.3
$35,000- 49,999 2,108 1,011 42.7 39.8-45.8 131 7.7 6.1- 9.7 52 2.7 1.9- 4.0 914 46.8 43.8-49.9
$50,000-74,999 2,162 1,046 44.2 41.2-47.2 127 6.7 5.3- 8.6 69 3.2 2.4- 4.3 920 45.8 42.8-48.9
$75,000+ 3,110 1,503 43.8 41.4-46.2 213 7.6 6.4- 9.0 92 3.4 2.6- 4.4 1,302 45.3 42.8-47.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,581 2,691 42.1 40.2-44.1 266 5.9 4.9- 7.0 100 2.3 1.7- 3.0 2,524 49.7 47.7-51.8
No 9,312 4,253 39.0 37.6-40.5 595 7.1 6.4- 8.0 241 3.1 2.6- 3.6 4,223 50.8 49.2-52.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,278 1,139 46.6 43.6-49.6 94 5.3 4.0- 7.0 35 1.5 1.0- 2.3 1,010 46.6 43.5-49.6
Non-Veteran 12,703 5,840 38.8 37.5-40.1 772 7.0 6.3- 7.7 308 3.0 2.6- 3.5 5,783 51.2 49.8-52.6

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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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