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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Folic Acid

How often do you take this vitamin pill or supplement?*

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  Total
Respond.#
1 or more/day 1 or more/week 1 or more/month
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,848 2,556 88.0 86.4-89.5 259 10.6 9.2-12.1 33 1.4 0.9- 2.1
GENDER
Male 922 819 86.0 82.9-88.7 90 12.0 9.6-14.9 13 2.0 1.1- 3.6
Female 1,926 1,737 89.4 87.6-90.9 169 9.7 8.2-11.4 20 1.0 0.6- 1.6
RACE
White 2,351 2,143 90.1 88.6-91.5 186 8.8 7.5-10.2 22 1.1 0.7- 1.7
African American 411 341 81.4 76.2-85.7 60 15.8 11.9-20.8 10 2.7 1.3- 5.6
Other 69 59 80.9 66.7-90.0 10 19.1 10.0-33.3 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Yes 59 48 78.9 63.5-88.9 10 20.5 10.5-36.0 1 0.6 0.1- 4.5
No 2,770 2,491 88.3 86.7-89.7 247 10.3 8.9-11.8 32 1.4 0.9- 2.1
AGE
18-24 131 109 81.7 72.6-88.3 21 17.9 11.3-27.1 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6
25-34 393 338 85.4 80.9-89.0 51 13.5 10.0-17.9 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1
35-44 485 427 85.9 81.8-89.3 50 12.0 8.9-15.9 8 2.1 0.9- 4.6
45-54 586 508 86.0 82.5-89.0 68 11.8 9.1-15.2 10 2.1 1.1- 4.1
55-64 548 510 91.7 88.3-94.2 33 6.7 4.6- 9.6 5 1.6 0.5- 4.8
65+ 676 638 93.4 90.6-95.5 33 5.9 4.0- 8.8 5 0.6 0.2- 1.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 235 207 84.6 78.0-89.5 23 13.0 8.5-19.3 5 2.4 0.9- 6.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 714 648 89.3 85.9-91.9 59 9.9 7.3-13.2 7 0.9 0.4- 2.0
Some Post-H.S. 816 726 86.8 83.6-89.5 82 11.7 9.2-14.8 8 1.4 0.6- 3.2
College Graduate 1,078 970 88.9 86.4-91.0 95 9.6 7.7-12.0 13 1.5 0.8- 2.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 268 237 86.6 80.2-91.2 24 11.6 7.2-18.1 7 1.8 0.8- 3.9
$15,000- $24,999 402 368 90.9 87.1-93.7 28 7.5 5.0-11.1 6 1.6 0.7- 3.6
$25,000- $34,999 343 301 84.3 78.4-88.8 33 11.6 7.9-16.8 9 4.1 1.9- 8.6
$35,000- $49,999 451 407 88.5 83.9-91.8 41 10.6 7.4-15.1 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8
$50,000+ 1,037 928 88.2 85.5-90.4 103 11.0 8.9-13.5 6 0.9 0.4- 2.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 179 165 92.1 86.5-95.5 14 7.9 4.5-13.5 0 0.0 . - .
Appalachia II 345 307 86.5 80.9-90.6 34 12.4 8.4-17.9 4 1.1 0.4- 3.3
Appalachia III 220 202 90.3 83.2-94.6 17 9.4 5.1-16.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4
Catawba 171 153 86.8 77.6-92.5 16 11.8 6.3-20.8 2 1.5 0.3- 6.9
Edisto Savannah 213 185 83.7 76.3-89.1 24 14.0 9.0-21.2 4 2.3 0.8- 6.8
Low Country 162 139 84.8 77.2-90.2 20 12.3 7.8-19.1 3 2.8 0.7-10.3
Palmetto 461 413 88.7 84.8-91.7 45 10.5 7.6-14.4 3 0.8 0.2- 2.6
Pee Dee 193 176 89.6 83.1-93.8 13 8.0 4.3-14.3 4 2.4 0.9- 6.4
Trident 386 346 88.0 83.7-91.3 33 10.1 7.1-14.3 7 1.9 0.9- 4.0
Upper Savannah 118 103 84.4 74.0-91.1 12 11.1 6.1-19.3 3 4.6 1.1-16.6
Waccamaw 261 240 91.0 85.2-94.6 19 8.5 4.9-14.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0
Wateree 124 114 89.4 80.2-94.6 10 10.6 5.4-19.8 0 0.0 . - .

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported they currently take vitamin pills or supplements

#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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