NC State Center for Health Statistics

2019 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 868 407 48.3 44.4-52.2 461 51.7 47.8-55.6
Age
< 25 years 178 118 63.8 55.0-71.8 60 36.2 28.2-45.0
25-34 years 486 211 45.8 40.7-51.0 275 54.2 49.0-59.3
35+ years 204 78 36.9 29.7-44.7 126 63.1 55.3-70.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 451 183 43.0 37.9-48.2 268 57.0 51.8-62.1
Non-Hispanic Black 183 111 61.6 52.4-70.0 72 38.4 30.0-47.6
Non-Hispanic Other 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Latina 166 88 54.0 44.8-63.0 78 46.0 37.0-55.2
Education
< High School 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
High School 181 120 63.9 55.3-71.8 61 36.1 28.2-44.7
> High School 579 222 41.2 36.6-45.9 357 58.8 54.1-63.4
Marital Status
Married 548 194 38.3 33.7-43.1 354 61.7 56.9-66.3
Other 319 212 63.8 57.1-70.0 107 36.2 30.0-42.9
Medicaid recipient
No 493 150 32.2 27.6-37.1 343 67.8 62.9-72.4
Yes 375 257 68.1 62.1-73.5 118 31.9 26.5-37.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 283 142 53.2 47.2-59.2 141 46.8 40.8-52.8
2500+ grams 585 265 47.8 43.6-52.0 320 52.2 48.0-56.4

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 2019 was 50%.

This page was generated on 23MAR21

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