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2006 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 1336 181 13.1 10.9-15.6 1155 86.9 84.4-89.1
Age
< 20 years 133 45 27.0 18.5-37.5 88 73.0 62.5-81.5
20-24 years 296 54 17.9 13.0-24.1 242 82.1 75.9-87.0
25-34 years 688 65 8.9 6.6-12.0 623 91.1 88.0-93.4
35+ years 219 17 8.1 4.3-14.6 202 91.9 85.4-95.7
Race
White 975 105 9.6 7.5-12.1 870 90.4 87.9-92.5
Black 283 50 19.6 14.0-26.7 233 80.4 73.3-86.0
Other 78 26 31.9 20.2-46.4 52 68.1 53.6-79.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 176 20 9.5 5.5-15.9 156 90.5 84.1-94.5
No 1160 161 13.8 11.4-16.6 999 86.2 83.4-88.6
Education
< High School 212 52 19.5 13.7-27.1 160 80.5 72.9-86.3
High School 403 83 19.9 15.4-25.5 320 80.1 74.5-84.6
> High School 719 45 6.1 4.3- 8.7 674 93.9 91.3-95.7
Marital Status
Married 879 87 9.8 7.7-12.5 792 90.2 87.5-92.3
Other 457 94 17.9 13.8-22.9 363 82.1 77.1-86.2
Income
14,999 or less 352 87 19.0 14.3-24.7 265 81.0 75.3-85.7
15,000-24,999 176 15 9.7 5.4-16.8 161 90.3 83.2-94.6
25,000-49,999 261 31 14.5 10.0-20.7 230 85.5 79.3-90.0
50,000 or more 438 25 4.6 2.7- 7.6 413 95.4 92.4-97.3
WIC recipient
No 757 74 10.0 7.5-13.1 683 90.0 86.9-92.5
Yes 579 107 16.6 13.1-20.8 472 83.4 79.2-86.9
Medicaid recipient
No 671 52 8.3 6.1-11.3 619 91.7 88.7-93.9
Yes 665 129 17.2 13.8-21.2 536 82.8 78.8-86.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 588 92 18.9 15.6-22.7 496 81.1 77.3-84.4
2500+ grams 748 89 12.6 10.3-15.3 659 87.4 84.7-89.7

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2006.The overall weighted response rate was 59%.

#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 01MAY08

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