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2008 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 1372 773 56.5 53.5-59.4 197 15.5 13.5-17.8 402 28.0 25.4-30.7
Age
< 20 years 149 118 79.3 70.7-85.9 9 6.8 3.2-13.5 22 13.9 8.6-21.7
20-24 years 321 231 68.4 62.2-74.0 42 14.8 10.8-20.0 48 16.8 12.5-22.1
25-34 years 691 332 49.3 45.2-53.5 114 17.4 14.5-20.8 245 33.2 29.5-37.2
35+ years 211 92 43.7 36.4-51.3 32 16.8 11.8-23.2 87 39.5 32.5-47.0
Race
White 972 512 53.2 49.7-56.7 146 16.2 13.8-19.0 314 30.6 27.5-33.9
Black 332 224 67.3 61.1-73.1 44 14.7 10.6-19.9 64 18.0 13.6-23.4
Other 68 37 57.8 44.2-70.4 7 8.5 3.6-18.7 24 33.7 22.3-47.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 192 133 64.6 56.6-71.9 24 13.9 9.2-20.3 35 21.5 15.6-29.0
No 1179 640 54.9 51.7-58.1 173 15.8 13.6-18.4 366 29.2 26.4-32.2
Education
< High School 269 201 71.5 64.9-77.3 29 12.4 8.5-17.8 39 16.1 11.6-21.8
High School 376 266 70.4 64.8-75.6 37 11.1 7.8-15.5 73 18.5 14.4-23.5
> High School 723 305 42.2 38.2-46.2 129 19.2 16.2-22.6 289 38.7 34.8-42.6
Marital Status
Married 831 375 45.4 41.7-49.3 137 17.7 15.0-20.8 319 36.9 33.3-40.6
Other 541 398 72.3 67.7-76.5 60 12.4 9.5-16.0 83 15.3 12.1-19.2
Income
14,999 or less 383 293 75.5 70.0-80.2 44 12.7 9.2-17.3 46 11.8 8.6-16.2
15,000-24,999 176 123 69.1 60.9-76.3 21 11.8 7.5-18.1 32 19.1 13.3-26.7
25,000-49,999 262 139 51.1 44.4-57.9 47 20.5 15.5-26.6 76 28.3 22.7-34.8
50,000 or more 441 153 36.3 31.4-41.4 77 18.4 14.7-22.8 211 45.3 40.3-50.5
WIC recipient
No 740 311 41.9 37.9-45.9 132 19.2 16.2-22.6 297 39.0 35.1-42.9
Yes 622 457 72.5 68.3-76.3 64 11.6 9.0-14.9 101 15.9 12.8-19.5
Medicaid recipient
No 637 244 38.5 34.4-42.8 111 18.8 15.6-22.4 282 42.7 38.6-47.0
Yes 735 529 71.2 67.3-74.9 86 12.8 10.3-15.9 120 15.9 13.1-19.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 451 281 64.0 59.5-68.2 45 9.8 7.4-12.8 125 26.3 22.5-30.4
2500+ grams 921 492 55.8 52.6-59.0 152 16.0 13.8-18.5 277 28.2 25.4-31.1

#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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