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2012 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

FOLIC ACID

Multivitamin Consumption One Month Prior to Pregnancy (a pill that contains many different vitamins and minerals).

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
Did Not Take Daily Multivitamin Took Daily Multivitamin
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 610 321 55.7 51.1-60.2 289 44.3 39.8-48.9
Age
< 20 years 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 140 100 75.7 66.6-82.9 40 24.3 17.1-33.4
25-34 years 340 146 44.6 38.6-50.7 194 55.4 49.3-61.4
35+ years 84 36 42.0 30.3-54.7 48 58.0 45.3-69.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 347 159 47.9 42.0-53.9 188 52.1 46.1-58.0
Non-Hispanic Black 142 96 74.5 65.2-82.0 46 25.5 18.0-34.8
Non-Hispanic Other 31 19 64.9 44.9-80.7 12 35.1 19.3-55.1
Latina 82 42 53.1 40.9-65.0 40 46.9 35.0-59.1
Education
< High School 90 58 68.0 55.9-78.0 32 32.0 22.0-44.1
High School 118 74 69.1 59.0-77.6 44 30.9 22.4-41.0
> High School 402 189 48.2 42.7-53.8 213 51.8 46.2-57.3
Marital Status
Married 366 148 41.2 35.7-46.9 218 58.8 53.1-64.3
Other 244 173 74.5 67.6-80.3 71 25.5 19.7-32.4
WIC recipient
No 284 104 37.5 31.4-44.0 180 62.5 56.0-68.6
Yes 322 215 70.8 64.7-76.2 107 29.2 23.8-35.3
Medicaid recipient
No 316 113 35.9 30.1-42.1 203 64.1 57.9-69.9
Yes 294 208 75.9 69.9-81.0 86 24.1 19.0-30.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 198 107 54.5 47.4-61.4 91 45.5 38.6-52.6
2500+ grams 412 214 55.8 50.9-60.6 198 44.2 39.4-49.1

For 2012, N.C. PRAMS only collected data on May through December births. Additionally, the overall weighted response ratewas 51%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

Note: New data entry/data processing system introduced starting with 2012 PRAMS data.
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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