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2001 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

FOLIC ACID

Have you ever heard or read that taking the vitamin folic acid can help prevent birth defects?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1659 247 13.6 11.5-15.9 1412 86.4 84.1-88.5
Age
< 20 years 229 73 29.0 21.7-37.6 156 71.0 62.4-78.3
20-24 years 437 76 16.1 12.0-21.2 361 83.9 78.8-88.0
25-34 years 807 82 8.6 6.3-11.4 725 91.4 88.6-93.7
35+ years 186 16 9.4 5.0-17.1 170 90.6 82.9-95.0
Race
White 1126 106 8.7 6.8-11.1 1020 91.3 88.9-93.2
Black 474 125 26.6 21.1-32.9 349 73.4 67.1-78.9
Other 59 16 21.4 11.1-37.2 43 78.6 62.8-88.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 173 20 10.7 6.1-18.1 153 89.3 81.9-93.9
No 1484 227 14.0 11.8-16.6 1257 86.0 83.4-88.2
Education
< High School 363 100 25.3 19.7-31.8 263 74.7 68.2-80.3
High School 515 88 15.5 11.7-20.2 427 84.5 79.8-88.3
> High School 776 58 6.5 4.6- 9.2 718 93.5 90.8-95.4
Marital Status
Married 1050 88 7.6 5.8- 9.9 962 92.4 90.1-94.2
Other 609 159 24.9 20.3-30.1 450 75.1 69.9-79.7
Income
15,999 or less 507 115 21.3 16.7-26.8 392 78.7 73.2-83.3
16,000-24,999 183 27 13.0 7.8-21.0 156 87.0 79.0-92.2
25,000-39,999 250 35 12.2 7.8-18.6 215 87.8 81.4-92.2
40,000 or more 559 29 5.0 3.1- 7.8 530 95.0 92.2-96.9
WIC recipient
No 861 78 6.8 4.9- 9.2 783 93.2 90.8-95.1
Yes 790 168 21.0 17.4-25.1 622 79.0 74.9-82.6
Medicaid recipient
No 824 68 8.0 5.9-10.7 756 92.0 89.3-94.1
Yes 835 179 19.5 16.0-23.5 656 80.5 76.5-84.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 320 65 21.4 17.5-25.9 255 78.6 74.1-82.5
1500 - 2499 grams 498 81 17.2 14.1-20.8 417 82.8 79.2-85.9
2500+ grams 841 101 13.2 11.0-15.8 740 86.8 84.2-89.0

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

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