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2008 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

FOLIC ACID

Where did you hear about folic acid? MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER ARTICLE*

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1150 543 47.2 44.0-50.5 607 52.8 49.5-56.0
Age
< 20 years 94 48 50.7 39.0-62.2 46 49.3 37.8-61.0
20-24 years 244 143 58.0 50.7-65.0 101 42.0 35.0-49.3
25-34 years 614 275 45.2 40.9-49.7 339 54.8 50.3-59.1
35+ years 198 77 37.6 30.5-45.4 121 62.4 54.6-69.5
Race
White 864 400 47.2 43.5-50.9 464 52.8 49.1-56.5
Black 230 117 48.8 41.1-56.5 113 51.2 43.5-58.9
Other 56 26 42.1 28.3-57.3 30 57.9 42.7-71.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 175 99 57.7 49.3-65.7 76 42.3 34.3-50.7
No 974 444 45.1 41.6-48.6 530 54.9 51.4-58.4
Education
< High School 196 121 63.0 55.1-70.3 75 37.0 29.7-44.9
High School 286 155 53.3 46.5-59.9 131 46.7 40.1-53.5
> High School 664 267 38.8 34.8-43.0 397 61.2 57.0-65.2
Marital Status
Married 758 325 41.7 37.8-45.7 433 58.3 54.3-62.2
Other 392 218 57.0 51.3-62.5 174 43.0 37.5-48.7
Income
14,999 or less 275 159 55.8 48.8-62.5 116 44.2 37.5-51.2
15,000-24,999 140 81 58.5 49.0-67.3 59 41.5 32.7-51.0
25,000-49,999 241 99 41.2 34.5-48.3 142 58.8 51.7-65.5
50,000 or more 415 155 37.0 32.0-42.3 260 63.0 57.7-68.0
WIC recipient
No 668 275 39.6 35.6-43.8 393 60.4 56.2-64.4
Yes 473 260 56.4 51.2-61.5 213 43.6 38.5-48.8
Medicaid recipient
No 591 247 41.1 36.8-45.6 344 58.9 54.4-63.2
Yes 559 296 53.4 48.6-58.1 263 46.6 41.9-51.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 362 185 51.9 46.9-57.0 177 48.1 43.0-53.1
2500+ grams 788 358 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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