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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Folic Acid

Daily consumption of multivitamins or vitamin pills/supplements containing folic acid-FEMALES, Age 18-44*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,414 618 41.8 38.9-44.8 796 58.2 55.2-61.1
RACE
White 998 472 45.1 41.7-48.6 526 54.9 51.4-58.3
African American 359 120 34.3 28.7-40.3 239 65.7 59.7-71.3
Other 47 24 46.3 30.6-62.8 23 53.7 37.2-69.4
HISPANIC
Yes 38 15 29.6 16.9-46.5 23 70.4 53.5-83.1
No 1,374 602 42.2 39.3-45.3 772 57.8 54.7-60.7
AGE
18-24 217 80 36.8 30.0-44.3 137 63.2 55.7-70.0
25-34 567 247 42.8 38.4-47.4 320 57.2 52.6-61.6
35-44 630 291 44.2 40.0-48.5 339 55.8 51.5-60.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 122 33 26.0 18.2-35.8 89 74.0 64.2-81.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 434 143 32.3 27.4-37.6 291 67.7 62.4-72.6
Some Post-H.S. 373 178 47.4 41.6-53.3 195 52.6 46.7-58.4
College Graduate 485 264 54.0 49.0-59.0 221 46.0 41.0-51.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 180 67 35.2 27.6-43.6 113 64.8 56.4-72.4
$15,000- $24,999 259 91 35.3 28.6-42.6 168 64.7 57.4-71.4
$25,000- $34,999 211 85 38.7 31.4-46.6 126 61.3 53.4-68.6
$35,000- $49,999 222 103 47.6 40.1-55.1 119 52.4 44.9-59.9
$50,000+ 429 240 55.3 50.1-60.3 189 44.7 39.7-49.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 82 33 38.1 27.3-50.1 49 61.9 49.9-72.7
Appalachia II 156 73 45.8 37.0-54.9 83 54.2 45.1-63.0
Appalachia III 107 48 43.6 32.7-55.2 59 56.4 44.8-67.3
Catawba 106 41 37.9 28.1-48.9 65 62.1 51.1-71.9
Edisto Savannah 119 45 44.1 33.7-55.0 74 55.9 45.0-66.3
Low Country 58 19 27.4 16.5-41.8 39 72.6 58.2-83.5
Palmetto 225 104 46.3 38.7-54.0 121 53.7 46.0-61.3
Pee Dee 109 56 43.8 33.7-54.4 53 56.2 45.6-66.3
Trident 197 96 44.9 37.5-52.6 101 55.1 47.4-62.5
Upper Savannah 63 20 32.5 21.3-46.1 43 67.5 53.9-78.7
Waccamaw 111 50 40.5 31.1-50.6 61 59.5 49.4-68.9
Wateree 70 30 38.8 27.3-51.8 40 61.2 48.2-72.7

* Data for this table were derived from the folic acid question, 'How often do you take this vitamin pill or supplement?'

#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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