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2006 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 1352 719 55.4 52.0-58.8 185 13.8 11.7-16.2 448 30.8 27.8-33.9
Age
< 20 years 137 104 67.7 56.4-77.3 7 5.9 2.4-14.0 26 26.3 17.5-37.6
20-24 years 299 206 69.3 62.5-75.4 33 11.3 7.6-16.5 60 19.4 14.5-25.4
25-34 years 694 327 50.8 46.1-55.4 106 15.1 12.2-18.6 261 34.1 29.9-38.6
35+ years 222 82 37.4 29.3-46.2 39 20.5 14.4-28.4 101 42.1 34.0-50.7
Race
White 987 473 50.0 46.1-53.9 135 14.8 12.3-17.7 379 35.2 31.6-38.9
Black 285 196 70.2 62.6-76.8 38 10.2 6.5-15.8 51 19.6 14.0-26.7
Other 80 50 62.6 48.3-75.1 12 16.5 8.7-29.2 18 20.8 11.5-34.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 181 122 69.8 60.9-77.5 15 6.4 3.4-11.9 44 23.8 16.8-32.5
No 1171 597 52.6 48.9-56.2 170 15.3 12.9-18.0 404 32.2 28.9-35.6
Education
< High School 218 155 66.6 57.8-74.4 16 5.3 2.6-10.5 47 28.2 20.8-36.9
High School 408 284 73.3 67.6-78.4 41 11.0 7.7-15.5 83 15.7 11.8-20.5
> High School 724 278 39.6 35.3-44.1 128 19.1 15.8-22.9 318 41.3 37.0-45.7
Marital Status
Married 886 377 45.4 41.4-49.5 137 16.4 13.6-19.6 372 38.2 34.4-42.2
Other 466 342 70.0 64.2-75.2 48 10.0 7.1-14.0 76 20.0 15.5-25.4
Income
14,999 or less 357 268 72.8 66.2-78.5 29 7.9 5.0-12.3 60 19.3 14.3-25.5
15,000-24,999 176 125 77.2 68.5-84.1 21 10.2 5.9-17.0 30 12.6 7.6-20.3
25,000-49,999 260 129 51.6 44.1-59.1 42 18.7 13.5-25.4 89 29.6 23.4-36.8
50,000 or more 443 122 27.1 22.4-32.5 85 20.7 16.5-25.7 236 52.2 46.5-57.8
WIC recipient
No 757 304 42.2 37.8-46.8 124 18.0 14.8-21.6 329 39.8 35.6-44.2
Yes 580 407 69.6 64.6-74.3 61 9.4 6.9-12.7 112 20.9 16.9-25.7
Medicaid recipient
No 679 236 36.9 32.5-41.5 116 18.4 15.1-22.2 327 44.8 40.3-49.4
Yes 673 483 71.5 66.8-75.8 69 9.8 7.4-13.0 121 18.7 15.0-22.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 597 333 61.0 57.0-64.9 70 11.4 9.1-14.4 194 27.6 24.2-31.2
2500+ grams 755 386 54.9 51.3-58.6 115 14.0 11.7-16.6 254 31.1 27.8-34.5

~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.

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