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2005 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 1024 580 56.9 53.1-60.6 123 11.5 9.3-14.2 321 31.6 28.2-35.2
Age
< 20 years 100 70 72.2 59.7-82.0 10 8.7 3.8-19.0 20 19.1 11.1-30.9
20-24 years 253 195 77.5 70.3-83.4 25 10.0 6.2-15.8 33 12.5 8.2-18.6
25-34 years 514 252 48.3 43.0-53.7 64 12.3 9.2-16.2 198 39.4 34.4-44.7
35+ years 157 63 40.0 30.7-50.0 24 13.6 8.3-21.4 70 46.4 36.8-56.3
Race
White 734 386 53.4 49.0-57.8 89 11.1 8.7-14.0 259 35.5 31.5-39.8
Black 250 177 71.9 63.5-79.0 25 11.4 6.8-18.3 48 16.7 11.3-24.0
Other 40 17 45.4 27.1-64.9 9 21.8 9.9-41.4 14 32.9 17.4-53.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 131 92 68.9 58.8-77.4 12 7.1 3.4-14.1 27 24.0 16.4-33.8
No 893 488 54.5 50.4-58.6 111 12.4 10.0-15.4 294 33.1 29.3-37.0
Education
< High School 205 151 74.9 66.9-81.5 16 6.5 3.4-12.0 38 18.6 12.9-26.0
High School 291 208 69.0 61.5-75.6 33 11.6 7.5-17.4 50 19.5 14.1-26.2
> High School 526 219 42.3 37.2-47.5 74 14.0 10.7-17.9 233 43.8 38.7-49.0
Marital Status
Married 647 290 45.5 40.9-50.2 89 13.6 10.7-17.0 268 40.9 36.5-45.6
Other 377 290 76.5 70.3-81.8 34 8.0 5.1-12.5 53 15.4 11.1-21.0
Income
14,999 or less 297 220 74.3 67.3-80.2 31 8.7 5.4-13.7 46 17.0 12.1-23.4
15,000-24,999 157 104 66.1 55.9-75.1 17 9.8 5.3-17.6 36 24.0 16.4-33.8
25,000-49,999 177 103 57.0 48.1-65.4 21 11.7 7.2-18.4 53 31.4 23.8-40.0
50,000 or more 295 85 30.2 24.2-36.9 44 15.4 11.1-21.0 166 54.4 47.5-61.2
WIC recipient
No 552 248 46.1 41.1-51.2 72 12.7 9.7-16.3 232 41.3 36.4-46.3
Yes 455 319 69.5 63.7-74.8 51 10.5 7.4-14.7 85 20.0 15.6-25.3
Medicaid recipient
No 474 176 37.8 32.7-43.2 68 14.3 11.0-18.4 230 47.9 42.6-53.3
Yes 550 404 73.5 68.4-78.0 55 9.1 6.5-12.8 91 17.4 13.7-21.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 463 278 61.9 57.4-66.1 55 11.5 8.9-14.6 130 26.7 22.9-30.8
2500+ grams 561 302 56.5 52.3-60.5 68 11.5 9.2-14.4 191 32.0 28.3-35.9

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#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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