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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Folic Acid

Are any of these a multivitamin?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No Not taking vitamins
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,492 2,689 44.5 43.0-46.1 488 8.1 7.3- 8.9 2,315 47.4 45.8-48.9
GENDER
Male 2,074 872 37.3 34.9-39.7 154 6.7 5.6- 8.0 1,048 56.0 53.5-58.5
Female 3,418 1,817 51.2 49.2-53.1 334 9.3 8.3-10.5 1,267 39.5 37.6-41.4
RACE
White 4,324 2,216 47.9 46.2-49.6 397 8.3 7.5- 9.2 1,711 43.8 42.1-45.5
African American 982 393 36.3 32.9-40.0 73 7.4 5.7- 9.5 516 56.3 52.6-60.0
Other 144 64 35.4 27.0-44.8 14 9.1 5.1-15.9 66 55.5 45.8-64.8
HISPANIC
Yes 135 56 33.5 24.9-43.4 15 9.7 5.6-16.3 64 56.8 46.6-66.5
No 5,315 2,615 45.0 43.4-46.6 469 8.0 7.2- 8.8 2,231 47.0 45.4-48.6
AGE
18-24 345 116 29.4 24.4-35.0 28 7.4 5.0-11.0 201 63.1 57.3-68.6
25-34 879 372 39.5 35.9-43.2 51 5.6 4.2- 7.5 456 54.9 51.1-58.6
35-44 1,049 469 41.7 38.3-45.1 58 5.6 4.3- 7.4 522 52.7 49.2-56.1
45-54 1,115 554 47.5 44.1-50.8 98 7.4 6.0- 9.2 463 45.1 41.8-48.5
55-64 923 513 53.9 50.2-57.5 113 11.4 9.3-13.9 297 34.7 31.3-38.3
65+ 1,136 639 54.1 50.8-57.5 131 11.5 9.6-13.7 366 34.4 31.2-37.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 642 218 28.3 24.6-32.3 57 8.8 6.5-11.8 367 62.9 58.5-67.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,643 683 36.6 33.9-39.3 159 8.7 7.3-10.4 801 54.7 51.8-57.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,444 769 50.3 47.2-53.4 124 7.0 5.8- 8.5 551 42.7 39.6-45.8
College Graduate 1,754 1,015 55.5 52.9-58.2 146 7.9 6.6- 9.4 593 36.5 34.0-39.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 637 251 33.7 29.3-38.3 57 8.2 6.1-11.0 329 58.1 53.3-62.8
$15,000- $24,999 920 382 35.8 32.3-39.5 92 9.3 7.3-11.8 446 54.9 51.0-58.7
$25,000- $34,999 686 318 42.4 38.0-46.9 74 9.8 7.5-12.6 294 47.8 43.2-52.4
$35,000- $49,999 833 427 48.0 44.0-52.1 68 7.3 5.5- 9.5 338 44.7 40.7-48.8
$50,000+ 1,789 983 52.3 49.7-54.9 136 6.9 5.8- 8.2 670 40.8 38.2-43.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 343 165 41.5 35.7-47.4 35 10.0 7.0-14.0 143 48.5 42.4-54.7
Appalachia II 644 326 44.7 40.2-49.3 55 7.5 5.4-10.4 263 47.8 43.1-52.5
Appalachia III 438 211 44.7 39.1-50.5 43 9.1 6.5-12.6 184 46.2 40.5-52.0
Catawba 358 161 42.8 37.0-48.8 35 8.8 6.2-12.4 162 48.4 42.4-54.3
Edisto Savannah 427 202 46.6 40.9-52.3 35 8.5 5.8-12.4 190 44.9 39.2-50.8
Low Country 276 153 46.5 39.6-53.6 24 7.5 4.7-11.6 99 46.0 38.8-53.4
Palmetto 845 432 47.1 43.1-51.2 78 8.6 6.6-11.1 335 44.3 40.2-48.4
Pee Dee 393 180 38.7 33.3-44.5 33 7.3 5.0-10.6 180 54.0 48.1-59.8
Trident 695 371 48.4 44.1-52.7 49 6.1 4.4- 8.3 275 45.5 41.2-49.9
Upper Savannah 277 112 38.6 32.2-45.4 26 8.7 5.7-13.2 139 52.7 45.8-59.4
Waccamaw 466 246 50.7 45.2-56.1 44 7.6 5.5-10.4 176 41.7 36.3-47.3
Wateree 285 116 36.9 30.5-43.8 24 7.7 4.9-11.9 145 55.4 48.5-62.1

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

#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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