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2001 Adult Behavioral Risk Factor Data

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2001

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 15.6 21.9 10.6 16.2


Prevent birth defects 49.4 39.4 60.8 45.9


Prevent high blood pressure 3.5 6.7 4.0 1.3


Other reason 12.0 7.4 10.0 16.2


Don't know/Not sure 19.4 24.6 14.6 20.4


Female To make strong bones 15.6 21.9 10.6 16.2


Prevent birth defects 49.4 39.4 60.8 45.9


Prevent high blood pressure 3.5 6.7 4.0 1.3


Other reason 12.0 7.4 10.0 16.2


Don't know/Not sure 19.4 24.6 14.6 20.4


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 564 103 211 250


To make strong bones 80 19 22 39


Prevent birth defects 279 44 121 114


Prevent high blood pressure 19 6 9 4


Other reason 70 8 22 40


Don't know/Not sure 115 26 36 53


Refused 1
1



Female Total 564 103 211 250


To make strong bones 80 19 22 39


Prevent birth defects 279 44 121 114


Prevent high blood pressure 19 6 9 4


Other reason 70 8 22 40


Don't know/Not sure 115 26 36 53


Refused 1
1



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