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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1997

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1997

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
Some health experts recommend that women take 400 micrograms of the B vitamin folic acid
for which one of the following reasons?

(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44
For strong bones 13.1 15.6 13.1 11.9
Prevent defects 34.8 33.8 38.4 32.4
Prevent anemia 3.8 4.6 3.0 4.0
Other reason 14.5 15.6 12.3 15.6
Don't know/Not sure 33.8 30.4 32.8 36.1
Refused .1
.3
Female For strong bones 13.1 15.6 13.1 11.9
Prevent defects 34.8 33.8 38.4 32.4
Prevent anemia 3.8 4.6 3.0 4.0
Other reason 14.5 15.6 12.3 15.6
Don't know/Not sure 33.8 30.4 32.8 36.1
Refused .1
.3
Denominator is: All female survey respondents under 45

Some health experts recommend that women take 400 micrograms of the B vitamin folic acid
for which one of the following reasons?

(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44
Total 896 139 334 423
For strong bones 99 19 32 48
Prevent defects 321 45 136 140
Prevent anemia 33 6 11 16
Other reason 128 22 41 65
Don't know/Not sure 314 47 113 154
Refused 1
1
Female Total 896 139 334 423
For strong bones 99 19 32 48
Prevent defects 321 45 136 140
Prevent anemia 33 6 11 16
Other reason 128 22 41 65
Don't know/Not sure 314 47 113 154
Refused 1
1
Denominator is: All female survey respondents under 45
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