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2005 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

Preconception Health Indicators Women 18-44

In the month before you got pregnant with your new baby, how many times a week did you take a multivitamin (a pill that contains many different vitamins and minerals).

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
Didn't take a multivitamin Didn't take a multivitamin daily Took a multivitamin every day of the week
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 990 558 56.6 52.7-60.4 119 11.4 9.2-14.1 313 32.1 28.6-35.8
Age
18-19 years 69 48 73.7 58.3-84.8 7 7.1 2.3-19.8 14 19.2 9.9-34.0
20-24 years 253 195 77.5 70.3-83.4 25 10.0 6.2-15.8 33 12.5 8.2-18.6
25-34 years 514 252 48.3 43.0-53.7 64 12.3 9.2-16.2 198 39.4 34.4-44.7
35-44 years 154 63 40.5 31.1-50.6 23 12.8 7.7-20.5 68 46.8 37.1-56.7
Race
White 710 372 53.3 48.9-57.8 86 10.7 8.4-13.7 252 35.9 31.8-40.3
Black 240 169 70.8 62.1-78.2 24 11.8 7.0-19.0 47 17.4 11.8-25.0
Other 40 17 45.4 27.1-64.9 9 21.8 9.9-41.4 14 32.9 17.4-53.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 126 88 68.5 58.2-77.3 12 7.4 3.6-14.7 26 24.0 16.2-34.0
No 864 470 54.2 50.0-58.4 107 12.2 9.7-15.1 287 33.6 29.8-37.7
Education
< High School 174 129 75.9 67.3-82.8 13 5.6 2.7-11.4 32 18.5 12.4-26.7
High School 290 208 69.0 61.5-75.6 33 11.6 7.5-17.4 49 19.4 14.0-26.2
> High School 524 219 42.4 37.3-47.7 73 13.7 10.5-17.7 232 43.9 38.8-49.1
Marital Status
Married 642 288 45.3 40.7-50.0 88 13.5 10.6-16.9 266 41.3 36.7-45.9
Other 348 270 77.6 71.1-82.9 31 7.5 4.6-12.1 47 14.9 10.5-20.7
Income
14,999 or less 284 211 74.0 66.8-80.1 29 8.3 5.0-13.4 44 17.7 12.6-24.4
15,000-24,999 152 101 66.6 56.2-75.6 16 8.7 4.5-16.1 35 24.7 16.8-34.7
25,000-49,999 177 103 57.0 48.1-65.4 21 11.7 7.2-18.4 53 31.4 23.8-40.0
50,000 or more 293 85 30.4 24.4-37.1 43 14.9 10.7-20.5 165 54.7 47.7-61.4
WIC recipient
No 548 247 46.2 41.2-51.3 71 12.5 9.5-16.1 230 41.3 36.5-46.4
Yes 426 299 69.6 63.6-75.0 48 10.3 7.1-14.7 79 20.1 15.5-25.6
Medicaid recipient
No 471 176 38.1 32.9-43.5 67 14.1 10.8-18.2 228 47.8 42.4-53.3
Yes 519 382 73.5 68.3-78.1 52 8.9 6.2-12.6 85 17.6 13.7-22.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 446 267 61.5 57.0-65.9 54 11.7 9.1-15.0 125 26.7 22.9-30.9
2500+ grams 544 291 56.1 51.9-60.2 65 11.4 9.0-14.3 188 32.5 28.7-36.5

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
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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