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2004 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.#
Didn't take a multivitamin Didn't take a multivitamin daily Took a multivitamin every day of the week
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1575 935 59.9 56.9-62.9 197 13.9 11.9-16.2 443 26.2 23.6-28.9
Age
< 20 years 166 136 79.4 69.9-86.5 10 6.2 2.8-13.1 20 14.4 8.5-23.3
20-24 years 409 306 73.3 67.6-78.3 41 11.6 8.2-16.2 62 15.0 11.3-19.8
25-34 years 804 418 53.1 48.8-57.3 106 14.2 11.5-17.4 280 32.8 28.9-36.8
35+ years 196 75 39.5 31.3-48.3 40 25.6 18.7-34.0 81 34.9 27.3-43.5
Race
White 1087 591 55.6 52.0-59.1 147 14.6 12.3-17.3 349 29.8 26.6-33.1
Black 424 299 72.4 66.2-77.8 45 12.4 8.7-17.4 80 15.3 11.2-20.5
Other 64 45 70.2 55.0-81.9 5 8.8 3.1-22.7 14 21.0 11.4-35.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 178 131 75.5 67.3-82.1 12 7.2 3.7-13.3 35 17.4 11.8-24.8
No 1397 804 57.1 53.8-60.4 185 15.1 12.9-17.6 408 27.8 24.9-30.8
Education
< High School 321 256 80.6 74.5-85.6 22 5.5 3.1- 9.6 43 13.9 9.7-19.5
High School 451 309 68.1 62.4-73.3 54 14.2 10.5-18.9 88 17.7 13.7-22.6
> High School 800 368 44.9 40.8-49.2 121 17.9 14.8-21.4 311 37.2 33.2-41.4
Marital Status
Married 966 457 47.2 43.4-51.0 151 17.6 14.9-20.8 358 35.1 31.6-38.8
Other 609 478 79.4 74.8-83.3 46 8.2 5.7-11.6 85 12.5 9.4-16.3
Income
14,999 or less 466 358 77.3 72.0-81.9 43 9.9 6.9-14.0 65 12.8 9.4-17.3
15,000-24,999 245 181 73.8 66.3-80.2 28 12.7 8.3-19.1 36 13.4 9.0-19.7
25,000-49,999 319 197 60.7 54.1-67.0 40 15.3 11.0-20.7 82 24.0 18.9-30.0
50,000 or more 420 114 27.5 22.7-33.0 77 20.2 16.0-25.2 229 52.3 46.5-58.0
WIC recipient
No 796 353 43.6 39.4-47.9 127 18.1 15.1-21.7 316 38.3 34.2-42.4
Yes 765 573 76.4 72.3-80.0 68 9.7 7.3-12.7 124 14.0 11.1-17.4
Medicaid recipient
No 723 288 39.6 35.3-44.0 117 18.6 15.4-22.3 318 41.8 37.5-46.2
Yes 852 647 76.3 72.5-79.8 80 10.1 7.8-13.0 125 13.6 10.9-16.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 708 439 64.4 60.9-67.7 68 9.6 7.7-12.0 201 26.0 23.0-29.2
2500+ grams 867 496 59.5 56.2-62.7 129 14.3 12.1-16.7 242 26.2 23.4-29.2

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#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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