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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

FOLIC ACID

In the month before you got pregnant with your new baby, how many times a week did you take a multivitamin (a pill that contains many different vitamins and minerals).

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
Took every day Took, not every day Did not take at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1542 449 29.9 27.2-32.8 203 13.2 11.2-15.4 890 56.9 53.8-59.9
Age
< 20 years 199 19 9.9 5.6-16.9 18 7.7 4.1-14.0 162 82.4 74.4-88.3
20-24 years 402 78 19.6 15.2-24.9 38 7.9 5.2-11.8 286 72.5 66.7-77.6
25-34 years 752 276 37.3 33.1-41.6 113 16.6 13.6-20.1 363 46.2 41.8-50.6
35+ years 189 76 42.4 34.1-51.2 34 16.1 10.7-23.5 79 41.5 33.2-50.3
Race
White 1058 349 33.2 29.8-36.6 154 14.3 11.9-17.0 555 52.6 49.0-56.2
Black 409 82 19.0 14.3-24.7 43 11.4 7.8-16.3 284 69.7 63.2-75.4
Other 75 18 31.3 20.1-45.3 6 5.0 1.6-14.9 51 63.7 49.7-75.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 162 36 24.9 17.7-33.9 17 8.8 4.8-15.7 109 66.3 56.9-74.5
No 1380 413 30.6 27.6-33.7 186 13.7 11.6-16.1 781 55.7 52.5-59.0
Education
< High School 348 48 15.4 11.2-20.7 28 7.5 4.8-11.7 272 77.1 71.2-82.1
High School 439 86 21.5 16.9-26.9 38 8.0 5.3-11.9 315 70.5 64.7-75.7
> High School 752 315 42.1 37.9-46.4 136 18.7 15.5-22.3 301 39.2 35.1-43.5
Marital Status
Married 977 369 37.1 33.6-40.8 150 15.4 12.9-18.3 458 47.5 43.7-51.3
Other 565 80 15.3 11.8-19.7 53 8.6 6.0-12.1 432 76.1 71.2-80.5
Income
15,999 or less 462 71 17.3 13.2-22.3 49 9.2 6.3-13.1 342 73.5 68.0-78.4
16,000-24,999 173 29 13.7 8.5-21.3 12 8.3 4.3-15.2 132 78.1 69.4-84.8
25,000-39,999 205 57 25.7 19.0-33.8 37 18.0 12.4-25.4 111 56.3 47.7-64.5
40,000 or more 549 267 48.8 43.9-53.8 88 16.4 13.0-20.4 194 34.8 30.2-39.6
WIC recipient
No 836 328 40.1 36.1-44.2 140 16.6 13.8-19.9 368 43.3 39.3-47.5
Yes 692 119 17.7 14.4-21.6 63 9.1 6.7-12.2 510 73.2 68.8-77.2
Medicaid recipient
No 756 323 42.4 38.2-46.6 124 16.5 13.6-19.9 309 41.1 37.0-45.4
Yes 786 126 16.3 13.2-19.9 79 9.5 7.1-12.4 581 74.2 70.1-78.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 691 183 24.7 21.7-27.9 87 11.9 9.7-14.4 421 63.5 60.0-66.9
2500+ grams 851 266 30.4 27.4-33.5 116 13.3 11.2-15.7 469 56.3 53.0-59.6

#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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