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2018 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 914 462 50.9 47.1-54.8 452 49.1 45.2-52.9
Age
< 25 years 212 146 65.9 57.8-73.1 66 34.1 26.9-42.2
25-34 years 518 243 47.8 42.8-52.8 275 52.2 47.2-57.2
35+ years 184 73 39.4 31.5-47.8 111 60.6 52.2-68.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 497 225 47.0 42.1-51.9 272 53.0 48.1-57.9
Non-Hispanic Black 162 102 57.9 47.8-67.3 60 42.1 32.7-52.2
Non-Hispanic Other 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 164 88 53.0 44.4-61.4 76 47.0 38.6-55.6
Education
< High School 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 201 137 67.2 58.9-74.5 64 32.8 25.5-41.1
> High School 598 258 45.1 40.5-49.8 340 54.9 50.2-59.5
Marital Status
Married 585 239 41.5 37.1-46.0 346 58.5 54.0-62.9
Other 329 223 65.8 59.0-72.0 106 34.2 28.0-41.0
Medicaid recipient
No 506 197 41.3 36.5-46.3 309 58.7 53.7-63.5
Yes 408 265 62.0 56.0-67.7 143 38.0 32.3-44.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 293 158 57.8 52.0-63.4 135 42.2 36.6-48.0
2500+ grams 621 304 50.3 46.2-54.4 317 49.7 45.6-53.8

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 2018 was 53%.

This page was generated on 10OCT19

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