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2013 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 7,709 3,532 41.9 40.4-43.4 485 7.0 6.3- 7.9 103 1.8 1.4- 2.3 3,589 49.3 47.7-50.8
GENDER
Male 2,953 1,167 35.8 33.6-38.1 203 7.6 6.4- 9.1 48 2.0 1.4- 2.7 1,535 54.6 52.2-56.9
Female 4,756 2,365 47.4 45.4-49.4 282 6.5 5.6- 7.5 55 1.6 1.2- 2.3 2,054 44.5 42.5-46.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,587 3,148 43.7 42.0-45.4 407 7.0 6.2- 8.0 82 1.8 1.3- 2.3 2,950 47.5 45.8-49.2
No 1,098 378 34.8 31.3-38.5 75 6.9 5.2- 9.1 21 2.0 1.2- 3.1 624 56.4 52.6-60.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,256 1,070 42.3 39.5-45.1 164 8.5 7.0-10.4 34 2.0 1.3- 3.0 988 47.2 44.3-50.2
Overweight 2,580 1,214 42.6 40.1-45.3 168 7.0 5.8- 8.5 31 1.8 1.2- 2.7 1,167 48.5 45.8-51.2
Obese 2,286 1,010 41.9 39.1-44.7 120 5.7 4.5- 7.2 28 1.6 1.0- 2.6 1,128 50.9 48.0-53.7
Current Smoker
No 6,355 3,020 43.5 41.8-45.2 405 6.9 6.1- 7.8 85 1.9 1.5- 2.5 2,845 47.7 46.0-49.4
Yes 1,325 501 35.2 31.9-38.7 79 7.5 5.7- 9.9 17 1.5 0.8- 2.6 728 55.8 52.2-59.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,033 511 45.7 41.6-49.9 39 4.1 2.7- 6.2 *** *** *** 476 49.5 45.3-53.7
No 6,597 2,987 41.4 39.8-43.0 443 7.4 6.5- 8.3 96 2.0 1.5- 2.5 3,071 49.3 47.6-51.0
Binge Drinker
No 6,844 3,214 43.2 41.6-44.8 406 6.3 5.5- 7.2 79 1.6 1.2- 2.1 3,145 48.9 47.2-50.6
Yes 660 237 34.4 30.1-39.0 63 10.8 8.1-14.2 21 3.3 2.0- 5.5 339 51.5 46.8-56.3
Heavy Drinker
No 7,183 3,321 42.4 40.9-44.0 444 6.7 6.0- 7.6 90 1.8 1.4- 2.3 3,328 49.1 47.4-50.7
Yes 305 120 36.3 29.6-43.7 22 8.0 4.7-13.2 *** *** *** 153 53.3 45.8-60.6
COPD
Yes 758 366 44.9 40.0-49.9 30 4.2 2.6- 6.7 *** *** *** 356 50.0 44.9-55.0
No 6,911 3,144 41.6 40.0-43.2 453 7.3 6.4- 8.2 97 1.9 1.5- 2.4 3,217 49.2 47.6-50.9
Current Asthma
Yes 654 307 44.5 39.2-49.8 35 5.5 3.4- 8.7 *** *** *** 308 49.0 43.7-54.3
No 7,018 3,210 41.8 40.2-43.4 449 7.2 6.4- 8.1 99 1.9 1.5- 2.4 3,260 49.2 47.5-50.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,178 561 47.0 43.0-51.0 54 4.2 2.9- 5.9 *** *** *** 553 47.9 43.9-51.9
No 6,525 2,968 41.2 39.6-42.9 431 7.4 6.6- 8.4 93 1.9 1.5- 2.5 3,033 49.4 47.8-51.1
Disability
Yes 2,292 1,110 44.8 41.9-47.6 113 5.2 4.0- 6.6 *** *** *** 1,052 49.0 46.1-51.9
No 5,375 2,410 41.1 39.3-42.9 369 7.6 6.7- 8.7 86 2.0 1.6- 2.6 2,510 49.2 47.4-51.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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