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2009 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

FOLIC ACID

How many times a week did you take a multivitamin (a pill that contains many different vitamins and minerals).

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
DIDNT TAKE VITAMIN 1-3 TIMES/WEEK 4-6 TIMES/WEEK EVERY DAY/WEEK
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1162 596 53.2 49.8-56.5 99 8.9 7.2-11.0 67 5.9 4.6- 7.6 400 32.0 29.0-35.1
Age
< 20 years 120 90 77.5 67.3-85.2 10 6.7 3.0-14.4 2 1.7 0.3- 8.9 18 14.2 8.2-23.4
20-24 years 267 188 68.4 61.5-74.6 21 8.1 5.0-12.9 8 2.4 1.0- 5.6 50 21.0 15.8-27.4
25-34 years 595 270 47.5 42.9-52.2 51 9.4 7.0-12.4 41 7.3 5.3-10.0 233 35.8 31.6-40.3
35+ years 180 48 26.0 19.2-34.2 17 10.6 6.4-17.2 16 10.7 6.6-17.0 99 52.6 44.2-60.9
Race
White 838 377 47.1 43.3-51.0 74 9.6 7.5-12.1 57 7.1 5.4- 9.2 330 36.2 32.6-39.9
Black 270 192 72.5 65.5-78.6 17 5.7 3.1-10.1 8 2.9 1.2- 6.8 53 18.9 13.8-25.4
Other 54 27 48.1 33.1-63.5 8 15.8 7.5-30.3 2 2.8 0.6-12.8 17 33.3 20.5-49.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 147 70 51.9 42.9-60.9 14 10.4 6.0-17.5 4 3.2 1.2- 8.2 59 34.5 26.5-43.5
No 1015 526 53.4 49.8-56.9 85 8.7 6.9-10.9 63 6.4 4.9- 8.3 341 31.5 28.4-34.9
Education
< High School 199 129 67.1 58.8-74.4 15 6.7 3.5-12.2 2 0.7 0.1- 3.9 53 25.5 19.0-33.4
High School 319 209 65.6 59.3-71.3 33 10.2 7.0-14.6 9 3.1 1.5- 6.3 68 21.2 16.5-26.8
> High School 640 256 40.6 36.3-45.0 51 9.1 6.9-12.0 55 9.4 7.1-12.3 278 40.9 36.7-45.3
Marital Status
Married 714 276 39.4 35.4-43.6 59 8.9 6.8-11.5 59 8.9 6.8-11.6 320 42.7 38.7-46.9
Other 448 320 71.8 66.5-76.5 40 9.0 6.3-12.7 8 1.8 0.8- 4.0 80 17.4 13.5-22.0
Income
14,999 or less 212 147 70.2 62.2-77.2 20 7.2 4.1-12.5 2 1.2 0.3- 4.5 43 21.4 15.4-29.1
15,000-24,999 273 194 72.5 66.1-78.1 27 10.2 6.8-15.0 5 1.3 0.5- 3.4 47 16.0 11.7-21.6
25,000-49,999 236 120 50.5 43.1-57.9 22 10.3 6.6-15.8 19 7.1 4.2-11.8 75 32.1 25.6-39.3
50,000 or more 378 103 28.0 23.2-33.4 27 8.6 5.9-12.3 39 12.5 9.1-16.8 209 50.9 45.3-56.5
WIC recipient
No 619 228 37.0 32.7-41.4 52 9.4 7.1-12.3 53 9.6 7.3-12.6 286 44.0 39.7-48.5
Yes 540 366 69.2 64.5-73.6 47 8.5 6.1-11.7 14 2.3 1.2- 4.2 113 20.0 16.3-24.3
Medicaid recipient
No 577 193 33.6 29.4-38.2 46 9.4 7.0-12.4 52 10.3 7.8-13.5 286 46.7 42.2-51.3
Yes 585 403 69.8 65.3-74.0 53 8.6 6.3-11.6 15 2.2 1.2- 3.9 114 19.4 15.9-23.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 399 224 58.9 54.1-63.6 27 7.0 4.8- 9.9 14 3.5 2.1- 5.8 134 30.7 26.4-35.2
2500+ grams 763 372 52.7 49.0-56.2 72 9.1 7.3-11.4 53 6.1 4.7- 8.0 266 32.1 28.9-35.5

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009.The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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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