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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 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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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 3,367 648 19.9 18.0-21.9 1,978 56.7 54.4-59.0 133 5.1 4.0- 6.4 608 18.3 16.6-20.1
-Dup./Greene/Harn./Jones/Len./Samp./Wayne 91 17 20.9 11.8-34.3 61 63.2 48.9-75.5 2 2.4 0.6- 9.2 11 13.5 5.9-28.1
GENDER
Male 27 8 25.0 11.1-47.1 15 54.6 31.5-75.8 1 2.5 0.3-16.1 3 17.9 5.0-47.4
Female 64 9 17.3 7.2-36.1 46 70.8 54.2-83.3 1 2.3 0.3-14.6 8 9.6 4.4-19.5
RACE
White 60 9 11.9 5.5-23.9 41 71.1 53.6-83.9 1 1.8 0.2-11.8 9 15.2 5.8-34.2
Other 31 8 37.5 18.3-61.7 20 48.7 28.3-69.5 1 3.5 0.5-21.4 2 10.4 1.8-41.7
AGE
18-44 90 17 21.0 11.8-34.4 61 63.4 49.0-75.7 2 2.4 0.6- 9.2 10 13.3 5.7-28.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 26 8 39.0 18.9-63.7 13 40.9 20.7-64.7 2 6.5 1.6-23.4 3 13.6 3.5-40.6
Some College + 65 9 10.4 4.7-21.5 48 76.1 58.6-87.8 0 0.0 . - . 8 13.4 4.6-33.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 50 9 20.1 10.0-36.2 34 59.4 40.3-76.1 0 0.0 . - . 7 20.5 7.7-44.1
$50,000+ 27 6 12.6 4.6-30.1 19 82.4 63.2-92.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 5.1 1.2-19.5

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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.


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