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2017 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 994 527 53.8 50.1-57.4 467 46.2 42.6-49.9
Age
< 25 years 222 154 68.8 61.4-75.4 68 31.2 24.6-38.6
25-34 years 596 299 49.5 44.8-54.1 297 50.5 45.9-55.2
35+ years 176 74 41.7 33.4-50.5 102 58.3 49.5-66.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 549 270 49.7 45.0-54.3 279 50.3 45.7-55.0
Non-Hispanic Black 204 122 61.6 52.8-69.7 82 38.4 30.3-47.2
Non-Hispanic Other 54 23 43.7 28.5-60.1 31 56.3 39.9-71.5
Latina 163 96 58.9 49.9-67.4 67 41.1 32.6-50.1
Education
< High School 148 101 68.3 58.7-76.6 47 31.7 23.4-41.3
High School 197 136 71.0 62.7-78.1 61 29.0 21.9-37.3
> High School 646 288 44.4 40.1-48.9 358 55.6 51.1-59.9
Marital Status
Married 620 267 43.2 38.7-47.7 353 56.8 52.3-61.3
Other 374 260 70.0 64.1-75.3 114 30.0 24.7-35.9
Medicaid recipient
No 541 228 42.5 37.8-47.3 313 57.5 52.7-62.2
Yes 453 299 66.3 60.8-71.3 154 33.7 28.7-39.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 342 194 59.6 54.2-64.8 148 40.4 35.2-45.8
2500+ grams 652 333 53.2 49.3-57.2 319 46.8 42.8-50.7

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 2017 was 57%.

This page was generated on 03JAN19

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