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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Folic Acid

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,409 2,860 48.1 46.6-49.7 2,549 51.9 50.3-53.4
GENDER
Male 2,042 925 40.3 37.8-42.7 1,117 59.7 57.3-62.2
Female 3,367 1,935 55.3 53.3-57.2 1,432 44.7 42.8-46.7
RACE
White 4,252 2,359 51.8 50.0-53.5 1,893 48.2 46.5-50.0
African American 970 413 39.2 35.6-42.9 557 60.8 57.1-64.4
Other 145 71 39.3 30.5-48.9 74 60.7 51.1-69.5
HISPANIC
Yes 133 59 35.4 26.6-45.4 74 64.6 54.6-73.4
No 5,233 2,782 48.7 47.1-50.3 2,451 51.3 49.7-52.9
AGE
18-24 342 132 34.0 28.7-39.8 210 66.0 60.2-71.3
25-34 876 394 41.9 38.2-45.6 482 58.1 54.4-61.8
35-44 1,037 486 43.8 40.4-47.3 551 56.2 52.7-59.6
45-54 1,098 588 50.7 47.3-54.0 510 49.3 46.0-52.7
55-64 906 549 58.5 54.8-62.1 357 41.5 37.9-45.2
65+ 1,109 682 59.3 55.9-62.6 427 40.7 37.4-44.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 640 237 31.2 27.3-35.4 403 68.8 64.6-72.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,599 717 39.4 36.6-42.3 882 60.6 57.7-63.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,425 818 53.9 50.7-57.0 607 46.1 43.0-49.3
College Graduate 1,737 1,083 60.1 57.4-62.7 654 39.9 37.3-42.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 632 269 36.0 31.5-40.7 363 64.0 59.3-68.5
$15,000- $24,999 893 404 39.0 35.3-42.8 489 61.0 57.2-64.7
$25,000- $34,999 675 343 47.1 42.6-51.7 332 52.9 48.3-57.4
$35,000- $49,999 819 454 52.1 48.0-56.1 365 47.9 43.9-52.0
$50,000+ 1,773 1,041 55.7 53.1-58.4 732 44.3 41.6-46.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 335 179 46.2 40.1-52.4 156 53.8 47.6-59.9
Appalachia II 640 347 48.1 43.4-52.8 293 51.9 47.2-56.6
Appalachia III 428 221 47.2 41.5-53.0 207 52.8 47.0-58.5
Catawba 353 171 45.8 39.9-51.8 182 54.2 48.2-60.1
Edisto Savannah 424 215 50.3 44.5-56.1 209 49.7 43.9-55.5
Low Country 270 162 49.1 41.8-56.5 108 50.9 43.5-58.2
Palmetto 829 463 52.0 47.9-56.1 366 48.0 43.9-52.1
Pee Dee 391 194 41.9 36.3-47.7 197 58.1 52.3-63.7
Trident 683 388 51.6 47.2-55.9 295 48.4 44.1-52.8
Upper Savannah 274 119 41.8 35.2-48.7 155 58.2 51.3-64.8
Waccamaw 458 261 54.2 48.7-59.7 197 45.8 40.3-51.3
Wateree 282 125 41.1 34.5-48.0 157 58.9 52.0-65.5

* Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions. See the 2003 questionnaire.

#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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