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2003 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 1471 412 28.6 25.8-31.5 195 13.6 11.6-15.9 864 57.8 54.6-60.9
Age
< 20 years 161 20 14.2 8.2-23.4 16 10.2 5.4-18.4 125 75.6 65.5-83.6
20-24 years 401 54 13.9 10.1-18.8 32 7.8 5.1-11.8 315 78.3 72.7-83.0
25-34 years 723 256 36.7 32.5-41.1 116 16.5 13.5-20.0 351 46.8 42.4-51.3
35+ years 186 82 42.1 33.4-51.3 31 18.5 12.4-26.8 73 39.4 30.7-48.8
Race
White 1003 327 31.8 28.5-35.4 140 13.9 11.6-16.7 536 54.3 50.5-58.0
Black 404 70 19.7 14.8-25.7 48 12.4 8.6-17.6 286 67.9 61.2-73.9
Other 64 15 19.4 10.2-33.9 7 15.1 7.0-29.7 42 65.5 50.0-78.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 150 24 16.9 10.9-25.2 6 4.0 1.6- 9.8 120 79.1 70.4-85.7
No 1318 387 30.2 27.2-33.5 189 15.1 12.8-17.7 742 54.7 51.2-58.0
Education
< High School 320 41 14.1 9.8-19.9 27 7.7 4.7-12.4 252 78.2 71.7-83.5
High School 433 72 18.8 14.5-24.0 42 9.4 6.4-13.5 319 71.8 66.0-76.9
> High School 716 299 41.5 37.2-46.0 126 19.1 15.8-22.8 291 39.4 35.1-43.9
Marital Status
Married 924 355 38.4 34.7-42.3 138 16.0 13.4-19.1 431 45.5 41.6-49.5
Other 547 57 10.6 7.6-14.6 57 9.2 6.5-12.9 433 80.2 75.4-84.3
Income
15,999 or less 402 51 15.0 10.9-20.3 42 9.5 6.4-14.0 309 75.5 69.5-80.6
16,000-24,999 192 26 13.5 8.6-20.7 22 14.2 9.1-21.6 144 72.2 63.7-79.4
25,000-39,999 212 53 23.7 17.3-31.5 25 13.7 8.7-20.8 134 62.6 54.1-70.4
40,000 or more 502 255 50.6 45.3-55.8 95 19.6 15.8-24.0 152 29.9 25.3-34.9
WIC recipient
No 761 307 40.6 36.5-45.0 128 18.4 15.2-22.0 326 41.0 36.8-45.4
Yes 700 104 16.0 12.7-19.8 66 8.7 6.4-11.8 530 75.3 71.0-79.2
Medicaid recipient
No 705 318 44.6 40.2-49.1 117 17.8 14.7-21.5 270 37.6 33.3-42.0
Yes 766 94 13.5 10.6-17.0 78 9.7 7.3-12.7 594 76.8 72.7-80.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 672 167 22.7 19.8-25.8 78 11.4 9.3-14.0 427 65.9 62.4-69.3
2500+ grams 799 245 29.1 26.1-32.3 117 13.8 11.6-16.3 437 57.1 53.6-60.5

#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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