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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Northeastern Partnership**

Folic Acid

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Not taking vitamins
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,698 7,729 50.6 49.5-51.6 1,298 8.2 7.6- 8.7 5,671 41.3 40.2-42.3
-Northeastern Partnership 969 439 44.1 40.5-47.8 93 7.8 6.2- 9.7 437 48.1 44.4-51.8
GENDER
Male 334 138 40.1 34.3-46.2 20 4.7 2.9- 7.6 176 55.2 49.1-61.1
Female 635 301 47.5 43.1-52.0 73 10.4 8.1-13.3 261 42.0 37.7-46.5
RACE
White 567 298 50.2 45.4-54.9 58 8.4 6.3-11.0 211 41.5 36.8-46.3
African American 360 123 34.8 29.3-40.6 31 7.3 4.9-10.9 206 57.9 52.0-63.6
Other Minorities 1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
AGE
18-24 36 11 19.5 9.2-36.6 0 0.0 . - . 25 80.5 63.4-90.8
25-34 119 49 39.7 30.1-50.2 6 3.8 1.6- 8.7 64 56.5 46.0-66.4
35-44 155 55 35.0 26.9-44.2 12 7.3 3.8-13.5 88 57.7 48.5-66.3
45-54 191 97 51.5 43.4-59.5 16 6.8 4.0-11.3 78 41.7 33.9-49.9
55-64 194 90 47.3 39.6-55.2 23 10.1 6.5-15.4 81 42.6 35.1-50.5
65-74 159 75 49.7 41.0-58.4 23 13.1 8.3-20.0 61 37.3 29.2-46.0
75+ 114 61 53.0 42.8-63.0 13 9.7 5.6-16.5 40 37.2 27.9-47.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 212 78 35.5 28.0-43.7 21 7.7 4.7-12.3 113 56.8 48.4-64.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 339 139 41.3 35.4-47.4 34 8.3 5.7-11.9 166 50.4 44.3-56.5
Some Post-H.S. 225 106 45.2 37.8-52.8 18 6.4 3.8-10.7 101 48.4 40.8-56.0
College Graduate 193 116 57.4 49.4-65.0 20 8.7 5.4-13.9 57 33.8 26.6-41.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 167 49 24.8 18.4-32.4 15 7.9 4.4-14.0 103 67.3 59.0-74.7
$15,000- 24,999 191 84 43.2 34.7-52.1 26 10.1 6.4-15.6 81 46.7 37.8-55.8
$25,000- 34,999 100 47 46.1 35.5-57.1 8 5.9 2.8-12.0 45 47.9 37.2-58.9
$35,000- 49,999 125 61 46.5 36.7-56.5 10 7.2 3.6-13.6 54 46.4 36.6-56.4
$50,000-74,999 88 49 54.4 43.0-65.5 6 7.5 3.2-16.7 33 38.0 27.7-49.6
$75,000+ 82 42 49.8 38.0-61.6 8 8.8 4.3-17.4 32 41.4 30.1-53.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 374 159 41.1 35.2-47.2 39 8.3 5.9-11.7 176 50.6 44.4-56.8
No 575 273 45.8 41.1-50.5 53 7.6 5.6-10.2 249 46.6 41.9-51.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 115 66 56.0 46.0-65.6 5 3.6 1.3- 9.4 44 40.3 30.9-50.5
Non-Veteran 847 368 41.7 37.8-45.6 87 8.5 6.7-10.7 392 49.8 45.8-53.8
Currently Serving 7 5 82.8 44.7-96.6 1 5.0 0.6-31.3 1 12.2 1.6-54.7

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking vitamins. 'Not taking vitamins' category is added to the denominator so that the estimates are based on all respondents.

^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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