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2007 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

FOLIC ACID

Where did you hear about folic acid? FAMILY OR FRIENDS*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1444 671 47.0 43.8-50.3 773 53.0 49.7-56.2
Age
< 20 years 136 70 51.9 41.2-62.5 66 48.1 37.5-58.8
20-24 years 306 157 49.6 42.6-56.6 149 50.4 43.4-57.4
25-34 years 786 343 43.8 39.5-48.2 443 56.2 51.8-60.5
35+ years 216 101 51.3 43.1-59.5 115 48.7 40.5-56.9
Race
White 1034 448 44.6 40.9-48.4 586 55.4 51.6-59.1
Black 355 192 53.3 46.2-60.4 163 46.7 39.6-53.8
Other 55 31 58.2 41.2-73.4 24 41.8 26.6-58.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 193 90 49.7 41.5-58.0 103 50.3 42.0-58.5
No 1249 579 46.4 42.9-50.0 670 53.6 50.0-57.1
Education
< High School 261 146 55.2 47.5-62.6 115 44.8 37.4-52.5
High School 357 190 52.6 46.0-59.1 167 47.4 40.9-54.0
> High School 820 332 41.2 37.1-45.5 488 58.8 54.5-62.9
Marital Status
Married 939 399 42.5 38.7-46.5 540 57.5 53.5-61.3
Other 505 272 54.2 48.6-59.8 233 45.8 40.2-51.4
Income
14,999 or less 342 197 60.3 53.4-66.8 145 39.7 33.2-46.6
15,000-24,999 223 110 50.2 41.9-58.6 113 49.8 41.4-58.1
25,000-49,999 266 114 44.8 37.4-52.4 152 55.2 47.6-62.6
50,000 or more 526 204 38.2 33.3-43.3 322 61.8 56.7-66.7
WIC recipient
No 863 363 41.6 37.5-45.7 500 58.4 54.3-62.5
Yes 567 300 54.0 48.8-59.1 267 46.0 40.9-51.2
Medicaid recipient
No 749 302 40.8 36.6-45.3 447 59.2 54.7-63.4
Yes 695 369 53.1 48.3-57.8 326 46.9 42.2-51.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 653 310 48.6 44.8-52.3 343 51.4 47.7-55.2
2500+ grams 791 361 46.9 43.4-50.4 430 53.1 49.6-56.6

*Asked only of mothers who reported having heard of folic acid.

#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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