Taking multivitamins or vitamin pills/supplements containing folic acid - (Calculated Variable)*
Females Age 18-44
Kentucky BRFSS 2002


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Daily
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Take vitamin, but not daily
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Do not take
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1591 654  45.4  (41.2-49.7) 65   4.8  ( 3.3- 6.9) 872  49.9  (45.6-54.2)
     GENDER        
Male    0      
Female 1591 654  45.4  (41.2-49.7) 65   4.8  ( 3.3- 6.9) 872  49.9  (45.6-54.2)
   RACE/ETHNICITY        
White/NH 1463 600  46.2  (41.8-50.8) 60   4.5  ( 3.2- 6.5) 803  49.2  (44.7-53.7)
African American/NH   74  31  43.5  (27.4-61.1)  3   9.2  ( 1.8-36.0)  40  47.3  (30.2-65.0)
       AGE        
18-24  244 118  46.0  (34.6-57.9)  7   2.1  ( 0.9- 4.9) 119  51.9  (39.9-63.6)
25-34  581 243  47.4  (41.5-53.3) 24   7.4  ( 4.2-12.9) 314  45.2  (39.5-51.0)
35-44  766 293  43.3  (37.8-49.1) 34   4.1  ( 2.5- 6.7) 439  52.5  (46.9-58.1)
     EDUCATION        
Less Than H.S.  189  58  30.4  (21.6-40.9)  1   0.2  ( 0.0- 1.4) 130  69.4  (58.9-78.3)
H.S. or G.E.D.  624 224  43.1  (35.4-51.1) 22   3.4  ( 1.9- 6.2) 378  53.5  (45.5-61.3)
Some Post-H.S.  473 226  50.2  (43.5-56.9) 24   7.3  ( 3.9-13.2) 223  42.5  (36.1-49.2)
College Graduate  305 146  51.9  (43.7-60.1) 18   6.5  ( 3.3-12.4) 141  41.6  (33.6-49.9)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME        
Less than $15,000  207  68  34.1  (21.5-49.4)  8   1.4  ( 0.6- 3.0) 131  64.5  (49.1-77.4)
$15,000- 24,999  283 102  35.5  (27.6-44.3)  9   7.1  ( 2.6-18.1) 172  57.4  (48.1-66.2)
$25,000- 34,999  224 100  51.5  (42.3-60.5)  5   1.4  ( 0.5- 3.5) 119  47.2  (38.2-56.3)
$35,000- 49,999  235 108  53.2  (42.4-63.7) 11   3.3  ( 1.7- 6.4) 116  43.4  (33.4-54.0)
$50,000 - 74,999  210 110  59.8  (50.2-68.7) 13   4.7  ( 2.2- 9.7)  87  35.5  (27.1-45.0)
$75,000 +  131  61  48.6  (36.5-60.8)  7   5.8  ( 2.2-14.3)  63  45.7  (33.6-58.3)

*Data for this table were derived from the folic acid questions pertaining to consumption of multivitamins
and folic acid supplements.
#Use caution in interpreting data for total respondents less than 50. N = Cell Size, NH = Non-Hispanic, %
= Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.
Unless stated differently above, Missing, 'Don't know', and Refused responses are excluded.