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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for New Hanover County

Folic Acid+

Some health experts recommend that women take 400 micrograms of the B vitamin folic acid, for which of the following reasons....*

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Make strong bones Prevent birth defects Prevent high bp Other Don''t know
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,386 239 17.7 14.6-21.3 631 41.4 37.5-45.4 59 5.0 3.5- 7.0 102 6.8 5.2- 8.7 355 29.1 25.4-33.2
New Hanover County 86 17 18.5 11.0-29.4 37 38.6 27.4-51.0 4 7.0 2.3-19.3 5 4.9 1.7-13.3 23 31.1 20.3-44.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 78 8 14.9 7.3-27.9 49 60.5 47.8-71.9 3 4.7 1.4-14.8 4 3.3 1.1- 9.4 14 16.6 9.6-27.2
Cumberland 122 22 30.1 11.8-58.1 46 27.9 17.3-41.7 8 6.9 2.7-16.4 12 10.6 5.3-20.2 34 24.5 15.4-36.8
Durham 96 15 16.0 8.7-27.6 49 49.4 37.6-61.2 5 8.0 2.6-22.0 10 9.6 4.8-18.4 17 17.0 10.0-27.3
Forsyth 97 22 19.4 12.2-29.4 34 32.1 22.2-44.0 5 5.1 1.6-15.4 5 4.6 1.7-12.1 31 38.7 26.4-52.6
Gaston 101 20 15.4 9.7-23.6 41 45.9 35.0-57.2 4 5.4 2.0-14.2 10 8.5 4.3-16.0 26 24.7 16.5-35.3
Guilford 88 10 11.3 5.7-21.2 44 47.1 35.7-58.8 4 5.8 1.9-16.2 9 11.9 6.1-22.1 21 23.9 15.4-35.2
Mecklenburg 116 22 20.4 13.2-30.2 54 44.5 34.6-54.8 6 6.0 2.5-13.5 7 3.3 1.4- 7.5 27 25.9 17.6-36.3
Onslow 122 24 14.4 8.9-22.5 60 47.4 34.3-60.9 3 3.1 1.0- 9.5 4 3.0 1.0- 8.4 31 32.1 18.4-49.8
Wake 116 16 11.3 6.5-18.9 59 52.2 41.5-62.8 4 5.5 2.0-14.2 11 9.2 4.8-16.8 26 21.9 14.0-32.6
Western NC 107 21 23.7 15.1-35.3 52 44.2 34.0-54.9 4 4.7 1.5-13.3 6 5.5 2.2-13.2 24 21.9 14.6-31.6
Piedmont NC 124 12 9.6 5.0-17.6 56 45.7 35.6-56.2 4 4.6 1.6-12.2 9 6.1 3.0-12.2 43 34.0 24.7-44.6
Eastern NC 133 30 23.4 15.9-33.1 50 30.6 21.7-41.2 5 3.8 1.4- 9.8 10 6.9 3.5-13.3 38 35.3 25.3-46.7

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Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available for New Hanover County. Please refer to the North Carolina table for statewide breakdowns.

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being between ages 18 and 44.

#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.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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