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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Franklin/Nash/Wilson Counties

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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Respond.^
Make strong bones Prevent birth defects Prevent high bp Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,043 667 17.1 15.7-18.7 2,597 61.9 59.9-63.8 143 3.9 3.2- 4.8 636 17.1 15.6-18.6
-Franklin/Nash/Wilson 85 15 15.6 8.7-26.3 59 72.3 60.7-81.5 4 5.5 2.1-13.9 7 6.6 3.0-13.9
GENDER
Male 28 4 16.7 5.9-39.1 18 66.4 45.5-82.3 2 6.8 1.7-23.8 4 10.1 3.5-25.9
Female 57 11 14.7 7.6-26.5 41 76.7 63.5-86.1 2 4.5 1.1-16.8 3 4.1 1.3-12.0
RACE
White 52 7 14.4 6.3-29.8 41 78.1 62.7-88.3 1 2.1 0.3-13.6 3 5.4 1.6-16.1
Other 33 8 17.8 8.3-34.3 18 60.7 41.9-76.7 3 12.3 4.0-32.1 4 9.2 3.4-22.7
AGE
18-44 84 15 15.7 8.7-26.5 59 72.9 61.2-82.0 4 5.5 2.1-14.0 6 5.9 2.5-13.2
45+ 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 41 10 21.3 10.2-39.0 24 63.6 46.1-78.0 2 5.4 1.3-19.7 5 9.7 3.9-22.5
Some College + 44 5 10.6 4.0-25.5 35 79.9 63.9-89.9 2 5.6 1.4-19.8 2 4.0 0.9-15.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 49 12 24.6 13.0-41.6 32 66.1 49.6-79.4 1 2.0 0.3-13.1 4 7.3 2.6-18.9
$50,000+ 20 1 5.4 0.7-30.0 18 89.4 65.8-97.4 1 5.2 0.7-29.4 0 0.0 . - .

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

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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