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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Folic Acid

Do any of the vitamin pills or supplements you take contain folic acid?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No Do not know/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 526 171 33.5 28.9-38.4 234 43.5 38.6-48.5 121 23.1 19.1-27.6
GENDER
Male 168 53 32.1 24.7-40.5 69 38.0 30.3-46.4 46 29.9 22.4-38.6
Female 358 118 34.4 28.7-40.5 165 47.0 40.9-53.2 75 18.7 14.6-23.5
RACE
White 425 143 34.5 29.6-39.7 182 41.8 36.7-47.1 100 23.7 19.4-28.6
African American 82 20 28.3 18.2-41.3 41 44.8 32.7-57.6 21 26.8 17.0-39.6
Other 15 7 42.9 19.1-70.5 8 57.1 29.5-80.9 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Yes 16 3 17.2 5.2-43.8 10 71.6 46.0-88.1 3 11.2 3.3-32.2
No 502 167 34.6 29.9-39.7 220 42.0 37.0-47.1 115 23.4 19.2-28.1
AGE
18-24 30 16 51.3 31.7-70.5 9 27.4 12.7-49.4 5 21.4 8.9-43.1
25-34 54 22 37.4 24.8-51.8 26 51.2 37.0-65.2 6 11.4 4.8-24.9
35-44 60 17 29.2 18.1-43.5 29 48.9 35.2-62.8 14 21.9 12.7-35.1
45-54 104 34 32.6 23.6-43.1 47 45.2 34.9-55.9 23 22.2 14.2-33.0
55-64 124 36 30.6 22.2-40.5 60 48.8 38.9-58.8 28 20.6 13.6-30.0
65+ 145 43 28.8 21.4-37.6 61 41.8 33.3-50.8 41 29.4 21.9-38.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 74 19 26.6 15.9-40.9 36 52.5 39.3-65.3 19 20.9 12.8-32.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 168 34 21.0 14.7-29.2 81 48.6 39.6-57.8 53 30.3 22.5-39.4
Some Post-H.S. 132 49 40.2 31.3-49.8 56 38.9 30.3-48.2 27 20.9 14.1-29.9
College Graduate 149 68 48.5 39.4-57.7 61 36.2 28.2-45.0 20 15.3 9.6-23.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 68 18 22.1 13.1-34.9 34 56.3 41.6-70.0 16 21.6 12.0-35.7
$15,000- $24,999 96 22 19.6 12.2-30.2 43 43.0 31.5-55.3 31 37.3 26.0-50.2
$25,000- $34,999 76 25 40.3 27.7-54.3 38 42.8 30.9-55.5 13 17.0 9.6-28.3
$35,000- $49,999 73 27 44.3 31.2-58.3 27 35.0 23.8-48.1 19 20.7 12.8-31.9
$50,000+ 137 58 41.8 33.3-50.9 62 44.4 35.7-53.5 17 13.7 8.3-21.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 38 14 32.4 19.0-49.5 13 35.6 20.8-53.7 11 32.0 18.0-50.3
Appalachia II 59 21 39.1 24.1-56.5 30 47.5 32.4-63.1 8 13.4 6.1-26.8
Appalachia III 48 10 17.3 8.7-31.4 23 56.4 40.4-71.1 15 26.3 14.9-42.3
Catawba 37 10 25.2 13.4-42.3 20 54.2 37.2-70.3 7 20.5 9.6-38.8
Edisto Savannah 40 13 34.2 19.4-53.0 19 44.5 27.9-62.5 8 21.3 9.7-40.6
Low Country 26 9 23.4 10.5-44.3 9 47.0 22.9-72.6 8 29.6 13.1-54.0
Palmetto 79 31 44.4 31.7-57.8 31 32.7 22.4-44.9 17 22.9 12.9-37.5
Pee Dee 37 14 38.4 22.9-56.7 17 49.8 32.3-67.3 6 11.8 4.9-25.8
Trident 50 17 37.2 23.4-53.4 20 34.5 21.8-49.8 13 28.4 15.7-45.7
Upper Savannah 30 7 26.6 12.7-47.4 16 47.9 29.1-67.3 7 25.5 11.5-47.4
Waccamaw 50 15 31.7 19.5-47.1 21 39.1 25.8-54.4 14 29.2 17.5-44.5
Wateree 25 9 46.8 26.3-68.4 12 36.4 19.6-57.4 4 16.8 4.8-44.3

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking vitamins but not multivitamins. Due to large number of responses, data for the 'Do not know/Not sure' category are also presented.

#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.

** Appalachia I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Palmetto: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

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