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2000 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2000

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
Why is folic acid recommended?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
To make strong bones 16.1 16.4 12.3 19.2


Prevent birth defects 61.6 55.9 71.5 55.8


Prevent high blood pressure 4.9 14.7 3.0 1.9


Other reason 17.4 13.0 13.2 23.1


Female To make strong bones 16.1 16.4 12.3 19.2


Prevent birth defects 61.6 55.9 71.5 55.8


Prevent high blood pressure 4.9 14.7 3.0 1.9


Other reason 17.4 13.0 13.2 23.1


Denominator is:
All female respondents under the age of 45.

Why is folic acid recommended?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 560 105 206 249


To make strong bones 64 14 19 31


Prevent birth defects 248 38 111 99


Prevent high blood pressure 16 7 5 4


Other reason 76 11 23 42


Don't know/Not sure 155 34 48 73


Refused 1 1




Female Total 560 105 206 249


To make strong bones 64 14 19 31


Prevent birth defects 248 38 111 99


Prevent high blood pressure 16 7 5 4


Other reason 76 11 23 42


Don't know/Not sure 155 34 48 73


Refused 1 1




Denominator is:
All female respondents under the age of 45.