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2003 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

FOLIC ACID

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Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
BEFORE PREGNANCY DURING PREGNANCY AFTER PREGNANCY
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1232 866 70.1 66.7-73.2 346 28.7 25.6-32.1 20 1.2 0.6- 2.2
Age
< 20 years 112 48 40.5 29.1-53.0 63 57.8 45.3-69.3 1 1.7 0.2-11.3
20-24 years 311 172 56.4 49.3-63.2 131 42.2 35.5-49.3 8 1.4 0.5- 3.9
25-34 years 647 515 80.0 75.9-83.5 124 19.4 15.9-23.4 8 0.6 0.2- 1.8
35+ years 162 131 79.3 69.6-86.5 28 18.0 11.4-27.4 3 2.7 0.7- 9.6
Race
White 878 672 74.2 70.5-77.7 194 24.7 21.3-28.4 12 1.1 0.5- 2.3
Black 298 159 56.8 48.8-64.4 133 42.1 34.5-50.0 6 1.2 0.3- 4.5
Other 56 35 61.5 45.1-75.6 19 35.8 22.1-52.2 2 2.7 0.5-14.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 118 65 52.5 41.9-62.8 43 41.9 31.9-52.6 10 5.6 2.4-12.5
No 1112 800 72.6 69.1-75.8 302 26.9 23.7-30.3 10 0.6 0.2- 1.5
Education
< High School 230 111 49.9 41.7-58.1 108 47.2 39.1-55.5 11 2.9 1.2- 6.8
High School 341 214 58.4 51.6-64.9 124 40.7 34.2-47.4 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5
> High School 660 541 84.3 80.5-87.4 113 15.1 12.0-18.8 6 0.7 0.2- 2.1
Marital Status
Married 827 665 79.8 76.2-83.0 155 19.3 16.2-22.9 7 0.9 0.4- 2.2
Other 405 201 49.8 43.4-56.1 191 48.4 42.1-54.8 13 1.8 0.8- 4.2
Income
15,999 or less 294 157 55.8 48.5-62.9 126 42.4 35.3-49.8 11 1.8 0.7- 4.6
16,000-24,999 158 99 62.5 52.7-71.4 57 36.5 27.7-46.4 2 1.0 0.2- 5.3
25,000-39,999 182 122 65.4 56.2-73.6 57 32.6 24.6-41.9 3 2.0 0.5- 7.0
40,000 or more 478 432 90.8 87.1-93.6 46 9.2 6.4-12.9 0 0.0 . - .
WIC recipient
No 688 572 83.8 80.0-86.9 111 15.6 12.5-19.3 5 0.6 0.2- 2.1
Yes 536 289 53.7 48.2-59.0 232 44.5 39.2-49.9 15 1.9 0.9- 3.8
Medicaid recipient
No 647 554 84.9 81.1-88.0 90 15.0 11.9-18.8 3 0.1 0.0- 0.3
Yes 585 312 53.8 48.5-58.9 256 43.9 38.7-49.1 17 2.4 1.2- 4.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 542 365 65.4 61.4-69.3 164 31.9 28.1-35.9 13 2.6 1.6- 4.4
2500+ grams 690 501 70.5 66.9-73.9 182 28.5 25.1-32.1 7 1.1 0.5- 2.2

#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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