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2007 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 1663 230 13.9 11.9-16.2 1433 86.1 83.8-88.1
Age
< 20 years 197 61 29.3 21.8-38.2 136 70.7 61.8-78.2
20-24 years 397 96 23.3 18.4-28.9 301 76.7 71.1-81.6
25-34 years 839 58 7.0 5.1- 9.5 781 93.0 90.5-94.9
35+ years 230 15 7.1 3.8-12.8 215 92.9 87.2-96.2
Race
White 1148 121 11.2 9.1-13.7 1027 88.8 86.3-90.9
Black 443 90 18.8 14.3-24.4 353 81.2 75.6-85.7
Other 72 19 33.2 21.2-47.8 53 66.8 52.2-78.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 212 22 11.4 7.2-17.5 190 88.6 82.5-92.8
No 1448 207 14.3 12.1-16.8 1241 85.7 83.2-87.9
Education
< High School 332 77 21.5 16.4-27.6 255 78.5 72.4-83.6
High School 452 98 21.4 17.0-26.6 354 78.6 73.4-83.0
> High School 873 55 6.3 4.5- 8.7 818 93.7 91.3-95.5
Marital Status
Married 1010 77 8.7 6.7-11.1 933 91.3 88.9-93.3
Other 653 153 21.2 17.5-25.6 500 78.8 74.4-82.5
Income
14,999 or less 446 110 24.3 19.5-29.9 336 75.7 70.1-80.5
15,000-24,999 258 35 12.6 8.3-18.6 223 87.4 81.4-91.7
25,000-49,999 305 40 13.6 9.3-19.3 265 86.4 80.7-90.7
50,000 or more 541 17 2.4 1.3- 4.6 524 97.6 95.4-98.7
WIC recipient
No 948 87 9.6 7.4-12.3 861 90.4 87.7-92.6
Yes 705 142 19.2 15.7-23.2 563 80.8 76.8-84.3
Medicaid recipient
No 789 45 5.9 4.2- 8.4 744 94.1 91.6-95.8
Yes 874 185 20.6 17.3-24.3 689 79.4 75.7-82.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 763 117 16.8 14.3-19.7 646 83.2 80.3-85.7
2500+ grams 900 113 13.7 11.5-16.2 787 86.3 83.8-88.5

#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.

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