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2008 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 1320 735 55.8 52.8-58.8 193 15.8 13.6-18.1 392 28.4 25.8-31.2
Age
18-19 years 101 83 83.5 73.4-90.2 6 5.1 1.9-12.9 12 11.4 6.0-20.7
20-24 years 321 231 68.4 62.2-74.0 42 14.8 10.8-20.0 48 16.8 12.5-22.1
25-34 years 691 332 49.3 45.2-53.5 114 17.4 14.5-20.8 245 33.2 29.5-37.2
35-44 years 207 89 43.0 35.7-50.7 31 16.9 11.9-23.4 87 40.1 33.0-47.7
Race
White 938 485 52.4 48.8-55.9 142 16.3 13.9-19.1 311 31.3 28.1-34.7
Black 315 214 67.3 60.8-73.1 44 15.4 11.2-20.9 57 17.3 12.9-22.8
Other 67 36 57.6 43.9-70.3 7 8.5 3.6-18.7 24 33.9 22.4-47.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 180 123 64.0 55.8-71.5 24 14.7 9.8-21.6 33 21.2 15.2-28.9
No 1139 612 54.3 51.0-57.6 169 15.9 13.7-18.5 358 29.7 26.9-32.8
Education
< High School 226 169 71.4 64.2-77.7 26 12.7 8.5-18.5 31 15.9 11.1-22.2
High School 371 263 70.5 64.8-75.7 37 11.2 7.9-15.7 71 18.3 14.2-23.3
> High School 719 302 42.0 38.0-46.0 128 19.2 16.2-22.6 289 38.8 35.0-42.8
Marital Status
Married 823 369 45.1 41.3-49.0 136 17.9 15.1-21.0 318 37.0 33.4-40.8
Other 497 366 72.4 67.6-76.7 57 12.5 9.5-16.3 74 15.1 11.8-19.1
Income
14,999 or less 356 272 75.7 70.0-80.5 41 12.2 8.7-16.9 43 12.1 8.7-16.7
15,000-24,999 173 122 70.0 61.7-77.1 21 12.1 7.7-18.5 30 18.0 12.3-25.5
25,000-49,999 257 134 50.2 43.4-57.0 47 20.9 15.8-27.1 76 28.9 23.2-35.4
50,000 or more 438 152 36.1 31.3-41.2 76 18.4 14.7-22.8 210 45.4 40.4-50.6
WIC recipient
No 730 306 41.9 37.9-45.9 130 19.2 16.1-22.6 294 39.0 35.1-43.0
Yes 580 424 72.0 67.7-76.1 62 11.9 9.2-15.3 94 16.0 12.9-19.7
Medicaid recipient
No 631 241 38.2 34.1-42.5 110 18.9 15.8-22.6 280 42.9 38.7-47.2
Yes 689 494 71.1 67.1-74.9 83 13.0 10.3-16.2 112 15.9 13.0-19.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 428 264 63.4 58.8-67.7 44 10.1 7.6-13.3 120 26.5 22.7-30.8
2500+ grams 892 471 55.2 51.9-58.4 149 16.2 14.0-18.8 272 28.6 25.7-31.6

#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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