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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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 15,051 6,956 39.8 38.6-41.0 929 7.2 6.6- 7.8 397 3.4 3.0- 4.0 6,769 49.6 48.3-50.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,225 6,353 42.5 41.3-43.7 812 7.6 6.9- 8.3 331 3.3 2.8- 3.9 5,729 46.6 45.3-47.9
No 1,801 591 27.2 24.1-30.6 116 5.5 4.2- 7.2 64 4.0 2.8- 5.7 1,030 63.3 59.7-66.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 220 100 34.8 26.1-44.7 19 12.6 6.5-23.1 1 4.1 0.6-23.7 100 48.4 38.1-58.9
Recommended Range 4,678 2,335 42.1 39.9-44.4 339 8.8 7.6-10.1 133 3.6 2.8- 4.7 1,871 45.5 43.1-47.8
Overweight 5,345 2,493 40.7 38.8-42.6 325 7.3 6.3- 8.5 139 3.8 3.0- 4.8 2,388 48.2 46.2-50.2
Obese 4,181 1,780 36.8 34.6-39.1 218 5.4 4.5- 6.5 107 2.9 2.3- 3.8 2,076 54.8 52.4-57.2
Current Smoker
No 12,258 5,943 42.6 41.3-43.9 790 7.7 6.9- 8.4 334 3.7 3.2- 4.3 5,191 46.1 44.7-47.5
Yes 2,741 988 29.2 26.8-31.7 136 5.3 4.2- 6.7 63 2.6 1.8- 3.6 1,554 63.0 60.3-65.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,867 913 46.0 42.8-49.1 57 3.7 2.6- 5.4 17 0.8 0.5- 1.4 880 49.5 46.3-52.7
No 13,039 5,979 39.2 37.9-40.5 867 7.5 6.9- 8.3 376 3.7 3.2- 4.3 5,817 49.6 48.2-50.9
Binge Drinker
No 13,620 6,441 41.8 40.5-43.0 805 7.1 6.5- 7.8 335 3.2 2.7- 3.8 6,039 47.9 46.6-49.2
Yes 1,292 460 27.3 24.1-30.8 114 7.7 6.1- 9.8 58 4.9 3.4- 6.9 660 60.0 56.0-63.9
Heavy Drinker
No 14,273 6,632 40.3 39.1-41.6 878 7.3 6.6- 8.0 377 3.4 3.0- 4.0 6,386 48.9 47.6-50.2
Yes 543 219 28.3 23.5-33.8 36 5.2 3.4- 8.1 17 3.4 1.9- 6.2 271 63.0 56.8-68.8
Current Asthma
Yes 1,242 589 41.8 37.7-46.1 57 5.7 4.0- 7.9 24 2.8 1.7- 4.9 572 49.7 45.3-54.1
No 13,741 6,337 39.7 38.4-40.9 866 7.3 6.6- 8.0 370 3.5 3.0- 4.1 6,168 49.6 48.3-50.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,865 882 44.0 40.9-47.2 54 3.3 2.3- 4.7 17 0.8 0.5- 1.5 912 51.8 48.6-55.0
No 13,180 6,070 39.3 38.1-40.6 875 7.6 6.9- 8.3 380 3.7 3.2- 4.3 5,855 49.4 48.0-50.7
Disability
Yes 5,621 2,647 40.9 39.0-42.9 275 5.6 4.7- 6.6 117 2.8 2.2- 3.6 2,582 50.6 48.6-52.7
No 9,335 4,273 39.4 37.9-40.9 646 7.9 7.1- 8.7 278 3.7 3.1- 4.4 4,138 49.0 47.5-50.6

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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