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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1996

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1996

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
To the best of your knowledge, why is folic acid recommended for certain women?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Female For strong bones 3.2 3.6 2.6 3.5


Prevent defects 18.6 15.0 22.8 16.6


Prevent anemia 2.2 .7 1.6 3.2


Other reason 13.3 9.3 12.1 15.6


Don't know/Not sure 62.5 71.4 60.6 60.9


Refused .2
.3 .2


Denominator is: All female survey respondents under 45



To the best of your knowledge, why is folic acid recommended for certain women?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Female Total 851 140 307 404


For strong bones 27 5 8 14


Prevent defects 158 21 70 67


Prevent anemia 19 1 5 13


Other reason 113 13 37 63


Don't know/Not sure 532 100 186 246


Refused 2
1 1


Denominator is: All female survey respondents under 45
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