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2016 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)1.

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond2
Did Not Take Daily Multivitamin Took Daily Multivitamin
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 935 470 53.9 50.0-57.7 465 46.1 42.3-50.0
Age
< 25 years 214 159 76.1 68.4-82.3 55 23.9 17.7-31.6
25-34 years 554 250 47.7 42.7-52.7 304 52.3 47.3-57.3
35+ years 167 61 37.6 29.2-46.9 106 62.4 53.1-70.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 485 210 47.6 42.3-52.9 275 52.4 47.1-57.7
Non-Hispanic Black 187 114 61.6 52.5-70.1 73 38.4 29.9-47.5
Non-Hispanic Other 63 32 58.6 43.2-72.5 31 41.4 27.5-56.8
Latina 178 100 60.5 51.9-68.5 78 39.5 31.5-48.1
Education
< High School 133 83 66.4 55.7-75.7 50 33.6 24.3-44.3
High School 168 111 68.3 58.9-76.4 57 31.7 23.6-41.1
> High School 632 274 46.1 41.6-50.7 358 53.9 49.3-58.4
Marital Status
Married 586 234 42.3 37.7-46.9 352 57.7 53.1-62.3
Other 347 234 70.4 63.9-76.1 113 29.6 23.9-36.1
Medicaid recipient
No 512 201 41.1 36.3-46.1 311 58.9 53.9-63.7
Yes 423 269 67.0 61.2-72.3 154 33.0 27.7-38.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 344 171 52.8 47.3-58.3 173 47.2 41.7-52.7
2500+ grams 591 299 54.0 49.8-58.2 292 46.0 41.8-50.2

1 Asked of all mothers
2Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards.
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.
The overall weighted response rate in 2016 was 52%.

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