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2003 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 some birth defects?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1473 223 13.9 11.8-16.3 1250 86.1 83.7-88.2
Age
< 20 years 162 48 25.4 17.5-35.5 114 74.6 64.5-82.5
20-24 years 401 87 19.9 15.4-25.3 314 80.1 74.7-84.6
25-34 years 725 65 8.5 6.2-11.4 660 91.5 88.6-93.8
35+ years 185 23 12.1 7.1-20.0 162 87.9 80.0-92.9
Race
White 1005 118 11.9 9.6-14.6 887 88.1 85.4-90.4
Black 404 97 21.0 16.1-27.0 307 79.0 73.0-83.9
Other 64 8 11.0 4.5-24.3 56 89.0 75.7-95.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 150 30 21.2 14.3-30.3 120 78.8 69.7-85.7
No 1320 192 12.7 10.6-15.2 1128 87.3 84.8-89.4
Education
< High School 320 87 25.0 19.4-31.6 233 75.0 68.4-80.6
High School 435 90 18.1 14.0-23.2 345 81.9 76.8-86.0
> High School 716 45 5.9 4.1- 8.6 671 94.1 91.4-95.9
Marital Status
Married 924 85 9.5 7.4-12.2 839 90.5 87.8-92.6
Other 549 138 21.8 17.6-26.7 411 78.2 73.3-82.4
Income
15,999 or less 404 104 20.9 16.2-26.5 300 79.1 73.5-83.8
16,000-24,999 192 32 17.8 11.9-25.7 160 82.2 74.3-88.1
25,000-39,999 212 30 14.3 9.3-21.3 182 85.7 78.7-90.7
40,000 or more 503 17 3.1 1.7- 5.6 486 96.9 94.4-98.3
WIC recipient
No 761 64 8.2 6.0-11.0 697 91.8 89.0-94.0
Yes 703 159 20.2 16.6-24.3 544 79.8 75.7-83.4
Medicaid recipient
No 705 49 6.5 4.6- 9.1 656 93.5 90.9-95.4
Yes 768 174 20.8 17.3-24.8 594 79.2 75.2-82.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 672 123 19.2 16.4-22.3 549 80.8 77.7-83.6
2500+ grams 801 100 13.4 11.1-16.1 701 86.6 83.9-88.9

#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.

This page was generated on 22MAR05

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