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2007 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 1668 911 56.9 53.9-59.9 243 14.6 12.6-16.9 514 28.4 25.8-31.2
Age
< 20 years 197 148 79.1 70.9-85.4 17 5.8 2.9-11.3 32 15.1 9.7-22.7
20-24 years 399 281 71.8 65.9-77.0 51 13.1 9.4-17.9 67 15.1 11.2-20.0
25-34 years 842 391 47.7 43.5-52.0 139 17.0 14.1-20.4 312 35.3 31.4-39.4
35+ years 230 91 41.5 33.8-49.6 36 17.1 11.8-24.1 103 41.5 33.9-49.5
Race
White 1149 612 56.8 53.3-60.3 154 13.3 11.1-15.9 383 29.9 26.8-33.1
Black 446 262 58.7 52.3-64.8 74 16.8 12.5-22.1 110 24.5 19.4-30.4
Other 73 37 50.1 36.4-63.9 15 24.0 13.8-38.3 21 25.9 15.7-39.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 215 141 65.2 57.4-72.3 20 10.1 6.2-16.0 54 24.7 18.6-32.0
No 1450 768 55.2 52.0-58.5 223 15.6 13.3-18.1 459 29.2 26.4-32.2
Education
< High School 337 242 70.3 63.7-76.1 36 12.0 8.2-17.2 59 17.8 13.2-23.6
High School 453 290 65.9 60.2-71.2 61 13.5 10.0-18.0 102 20.6 16.3-25.6
> High School 872 377 46.1 42.0-50.2 145 16.3 13.5-19.6 350 37.6 33.7-41.6
Marital Status
Married 1015 462 47.4 43.7-51.2 162 16.7 14.1-19.7 391 35.9 32.4-39.6
Other 653 449 70.4 65.6-74.7 81 11.7 8.9-15.4 123 17.9 14.4-22.0
Income
14,999 or less 451 326 72.5 66.9-77.6 45 9.0 6.1-13.1 80 18.4 14.2-23.6
15,000-24,999 257 178 70.2 62.6-76.8 25 10.4 6.5-16.3 54 19.4 14.1-26.2
25,000-49,999 304 164 55.5 48.5-62.4 57 20.4 15.2-26.7 83 24.1 18.6-30.5
50,000 or more 540 172 35.4 30.6-40.5 98 18.1 14.5-22.4 270 46.5 41.4-51.7
WIC recipient
No 947 411 45.5 41.6-49.5 158 16.8 14.0-20.0 378 37.7 34.0-41.6
Yes 704 491 71.1 66.6-75.1 82 11.9 9.2-15.3 131 17.1 13.8-20.9
Medicaid recipient
No 790 284 38.7 34.6-43.0 143 18.9 15.7-22.5 363 42.4 38.2-46.7
Yes 878 627 72.1 68.1-75.7 100 11.1 8.7-14.1 151 16.8 13.9-20.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 768 417 56.7 53.2-60.1 107 13.5 11.3-16.0 244 29.8 26.8-33.0
2500+ grams 900 494 57.0 53.7-60.2 136 14.7 12.6-17.2 270 28.3 25.5-31.3

#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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