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2008 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 1150 564 49.4 46.1-52.6 586 50.6 47.4-53.9
Age
< 20 years 94 53 52.7 41.0-64.2 41 47.3 35.8-59.0
20-24 years 244 123 50.7 43.4-58.0 121 49.3 42.0-56.6
25-34 years 614 284 47.4 43.0-51.8 330 52.6 48.2-57.0
35+ years 198 104 52.4 44.7-60.0 94 47.6 40.0-55.3
Race
White 864 379 45.1 41.4-48.8 485 54.9 51.2-58.6
Black 230 149 65.0 57.3-71.9 81 35.0 28.1-42.7
Other 56 36 62.6 47.0-75.9 20 37.4 24.1-53.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 175 85 49.7 41.5-58.0 90 50.3 42.0-58.5
No 974 479 49.3 45.8-52.8 495 50.7 47.2-54.2
Education
< High School 196 116 59.4 51.5-66.9 80 40.6 33.1-48.5
High School 286 155 54.9 48.1-61.5 131 45.1 38.5-51.9
> High School 664 291 43.2 39.1-47.4 373 56.8 52.6-60.9
Marital Status
Married 758 345 45.1 41.2-49.1 413 54.9 50.9-58.8
Other 392 219 56.9 51.2-62.4 173 43.1 37.6-48.8
Income
14,999 or less 275 152 54.6 47.6-61.4 123 45.4 38.6-52.4
15,000-24,999 140 75 53.1 43.8-62.3 65 46.9 37.7-56.2
25,000-49,999 241 116 47.8 40.9-54.8 125 52.2 45.2-59.1
50,000 or more 415 178 43.4 38.2-48.7 237 56.6 51.3-61.8
WIC recipient
No 668 292 43.5 39.4-47.7 376 56.5 52.3-60.6
Yes 473 264 56.3 51.1-61.3 209 43.7 38.7-48.9
Medicaid recipient
No 591 258 44.2 39.8-48.6 333 55.8 51.4-60.2
Yes 559 306 54.6 49.7-59.3 253 45.4 40.7-50.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 362 184 51.3 46.2-56.4 178 48.7 43.6-53.8
2500+ grams 788 380 49.2 45.7-52.7 408 50.8 47.3-54.3

*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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