Some health experts recommend that women take 400 micrograms of the B vitamin folic acid, for which of the
following reasons…?*
Females Age 18 - 44
Kentucky BRFSS 2002


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Make strong bones
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Prevent birth defects
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Prevent high bp
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Other
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
Don't know
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1612 240  14.9  (12.2-18.0) 910  56.7  (52.3-61.0) 79   4.8  ( 3.5- 6.5) 81   7.8  ( 4.3-13.5) 302  15.8  (13.3-18.7)
     GENDER            
Male    0          
Female 1612 240  14.9  (12.2-18.0) 910  56.7  (52.3-61.0) 79   4.8  ( 3.5- 6.5) 81   7.8  ( 4.3-13.5) 302  15.8  (13.3-18.7)
   RACE/ETHNICITY            
White/NH 1483 216  14.2  (11.5-17.5) 847  57.1  (52.4-61.7) 75   5.2  ( 3.8- 7.1) 74   8.0  ( 4.2-14.5) 271  15.4  (12.9-18.4)
African American/NH   73  16  15.5  ( 8.2-27.2)  32  51.7  (34.2-68.7)  2   2.2  ( 0.5- 8.7)  4   6.0  ( 1.4-22.0)  19  24.6  (12.7-42.4)
       AGE            
18-24  248  30  14.8  ( 8.3-25.0) 158  57.2  (44.2-69.2)  9   2.7  ( 1.3- 5.4) 14  12.7  ( 3.8-35.1)  37  12.7  ( 7.9-19.8)
25-34  588  75  13.0  ( 9.8-17.2) 371  66.8  (61.3-72.0) 26   5.6  ( 3.2- 9.6) 23   2.8  ( 1.5- 5.1)  93  11.7  ( 8.8-15.4)
35-44  776 135  16.4  (12.9-20.7) 381  48.0  (42.6-53.4) 44   5.5  ( 3.7- 8.0) 44   8.9  ( 4.9-15.6) 172  21.2  (17.0-26.1)
     EDUCATION            
Less Than H.S.  194  40  24.8  (15.8-36.6)  75  42.2  (32.3-52.7)  9   4.1  ( 1.9- 8.9) 11   4.2  ( 1.9- 9.1)  59  24.7  (17.6-33.6)
H.S. or G.E.D.  634 106  17.8  (13.0-23.7) 309  45.3  (37.9-53.0) 34   5.3  ( 3.2- 8.8) 34  11.7  ( 4.8-25.6) 151  19.9  (15.5-25.2)
Some Post-H.S.  478  70  11.5  ( 8.1-16.2) 304  68.3  (62.0-74.0) 24   4.9  ( 3.0- 7.8) 23   7.3  ( 4.2-12.4)  57   7.9  ( 5.5-11.3)
College Graduate  306  24   7.8  ( 4.5-13.1) 222  72.8  (64.1-80.0) 12   3.9  ( 1.9- 8.1) 13   2.2  ( 1.1- 4.1)  35  13.4  ( 7.6-22.6)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME            
Less than $15,000  209  42  17.8  ( 9.7-30.3)  86  37.3  (24.1-52.7)  8   2.1  ( 0.9- 4.8) 13  21.0  ( 6.0-52.9)  60  21.8  (13.1-33.8)
$15,000- 24,999  290  54  18.5  (12.7-26.3) 150  57.2  (48.4-65.5) 17   4.7  ( 2.6- 8.2) 15   3.8  ( 1.9- 7.3)  54  15.8  (11.0-22.2)
$25,000- 34,999  228  31  17.7  (11.1-26.8) 136  55.5  (46.1-64.5) 19  10.8  ( 5.6-19.8) 11   4.5  ( 2.2- 8.9)  31  11.6  ( 7.4-17.7)
$35,000- 49,999  238  31  12.4  ( 7.3-20.5) 155  60.4  (48.4-71.3)  9   3.3  ( 1.4- 7.3) 20  15.9  ( 7.0-32.5)  23   7.9  ( 4.6-13.4)
$50,000 - 74,999  210  25  15.6  ( 8.6-26.5) 142  68.5  (58.1-77.3) 11   5.6  ( 2.5-12.1)  5   1.9  ( 0.5- 7.2)  27   8.5  ( 5.1-13.7)
$75,000 +  131  10   2.4  ( 1.1- 4.9)  85  64.7  (50.8-76.5)  8   6.2  ( 2.6-14.4)  6   3.0  ( 1.2- 7.2)  22  23.7  (12.8-39.6)

*Responses include only those female respondents who were between ages 18 and 44
#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.