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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

FOLIC ACID

Where did you hear about folic acid? DOCTOR, NURSE, OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1150 157 14.3 12.1-16.8 993 85.7 83.2-87.9
Age
< 20 years 94 10 11.8 6.0-21.9 84 88.2 78.1-94.0
20-24 years 244 40 18.0 13.0-24.5 204 82.0 75.5-87.0
25-34 years 614 79 12.9 10.2-16.2 535 87.1 83.8-89.8
35+ years 198 28 15.0 10.2-21.6 170 85.0 78.4-89.8
Race
White 864 115 14.0 11.6-16.9 749 86.0 83.1-88.4
Black 230 28 12.2 7.9-18.3 202 87.8 81.7-92.1
Other 56 14 27.5 16.0-42.9 42 72.5 57.1-84.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 175 46 26.6 19.9-34.7 129 73.4 65.3-80.1
No 974 111 11.7 9.6-14.2 863 88.3 85.8-90.4
Education
< High School 196 39 22.1 16.2-29.4 157 77.9 70.6-83.8
High School 286 44 14.9 10.7-20.3 242 85.1 79.7-89.3
> High School 664 73 11.1 8.7-14.0 591 88.9 86.0-91.3
Marital Status
Married 758 101 13.7 11.1-16.7 657 86.3 83.3-88.9
Other 392 56 15.3 11.6-20.0 336 84.7 80.0-88.4
Income
14,999 or less 275 42 16.1 11.6-21.9 233 83.9 78.1-88.4
15,000-24,999 140 21 11.3 6.7-18.4 119 88.7 81.6-93.3
25,000-49,999 241 31 14.6 10.2-20.5 210 85.4 79.5-89.8
50,000 or more 415 47 11.7 8.7-15.6 368 88.3 84.4-91.3
WIC recipient
No 668 70 11.3 8.9-14.4 598 88.7 85.6-91.1
Yes 473 81 17.3 13.7-21.5 392 82.7 78.5-86.3
Medicaid recipient
No 591 72 12.5 9.8-15.8 519 87.5 84.2-90.2
Yes 559 85 16.1 12.9-20.0 474 83.9 80.0-87.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 362 46 12.7 9.7-16.5 316 87.3 83.5-90.3
2500+ grams 788 111 14.4 12.1-17.1 677 85.6 82.9-87.9

*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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