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Taking multivitamins or vitamin pills/supplements containing folic acid*


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2992 1421  45.3  (43.2-47.4) 1571  54.7  (52.6-56.8)
GENDER      
Male 1137  439  37.7  (34.5-41.0)  698  62.3  (59.0-65.5)
Female 1855  982  52.2  (49.6-54.8)  873  47.8  (45.2-50.4)
RACE      
White 2302 1155  47.5  (45.1-49.9) 1147  52.5  (50.1-54.9)
African American  585  220  36.5  (31.9-41.4)  365  63.5  (58.6-68.1)
AGE      
18-24  243   91  32.0  (25.5-39.2)  152  68.0  (60.8-74.5)
25-34  542  230  41.7  (37.0-46.7)  312  58.3  (53.3-63.0)
35-44  623  291  46.3  (41.9-50.7)  332  53.7  (49.3-58.1)
45-54  552  283  51.1  (46.4-55.8)  269  48.9  (44.2-53.6)
55-64  405  211  49.9  (44.6-55.2)  194  50.1  (44.8-55.4)
65+  611  306  48.5  (44.2-52.8)  305  51.5  (47.2-55.8)
EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S.  499  164  30.2  (25.7-35.0)  335  69.8  (65.0-74.3)
H.S. or G.E.D.  935  414  42.3  (38.8-46.0)  521  57.7  (54.0-61.2)
Some Post-H.S.  753  383  48.1  (43.9-52.3)  370  51.9  (47.7-56.1)
College Graduate  799  458  55.9  (51.9-59.8)  341  44.1  (40.2-48.1)
HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000  332  136  40.0  (34.1-46.2)  196  60.0  (53.8-65.9)
$15,000- 24,999  554  235  40.7  (35.9-45.6)  319  59.3  (54.4-64.1)
$25,000- 34,999  425  179  39.5  (34.3-45.0)  246  60.5  (55.0-65.7)
$35,000- 49,999  445  220  46.5  (41.1-51.9)  225  53.5  (48.1-58.9)
$50,000+  772  420  51.4  (47.3-55.5)  352  48.6  (44.5-52.7)

*Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions. See the 2000 questionnaire.
#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.