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2009 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 1126 571 52.2 48.8-55.6 161 14.9 12.7-17.5 394 32.8 29.8-36.0
Age
18-19 years 87 67 76.4 64.0-85.5 7 6.7 2.6-16.5 13 16.9 9.3-28.7
20-24 years 267 188 68.4 61.5-74.6 29 10.5 7.0-15.6 50 21.0 15.8-27.4
25-34 years 595 270 47.5 42.9-52.2 92 16.7 13.6-20.3 233 35.8 31.6-40.3
35-44 years 177 46 25.8 19.0-34.1 33 21.4 15.3-29.2 98 52.7 44.3-61.0
Race
White 822 367 46.6 42.8-50.5 128 16.7 14.1-19.8 327 36.7 33.1-40.4
Black 252 179 71.7 64.4-78.1 23 8.3 5.0-13.5 50 20.0 14.5-26.8
Other 52 25 43.8 29.0-59.8 10 20.1 10.3-35.6 17 36.1 22.5-52.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 142 67 51.9 42.7-61.0 17 13.1 8.0-20.6 58 35.0 26.8-44.1
No 984 504 52.3 48.6-55.9 144 15.3 12.9-18.0 336 32.4 29.2-35.9
Education
< High School 169 109 64.8 55.7-72.9 12 6.4 3.2-12.4 48 28.9 21.4-37.7
High School 316 206 65.4 59.1-71.2 42 13.3 9.6-18.2 68 21.3 16.6-27.0
> High School 637 254 40.6 36.3-45.0 106 18.5 15.3-22.2 277 40.9 36.7-45.3
Marital Status
Married 711 274 39.4 35.4-43.6 118 17.8 14.9-21.2 319 42.8 38.7-46.9
Other 415 297 71.1 65.6-76.0 43 10.7 7.7-14.8 75 18.2 14.1-23.1
Income
14,999 or less 315 222 70.7 64.4-76.3 32 9.8 6.6-14.2 61 19.5 14.8-25.3
15,000-24,999 151 107 73.0 64.2-80.4 17 9.7 5.6-16.4 27 17.3 11.3-25.4
25,000-49,999 231 115 49.1 41.6-56.6 41 17.9 12.9-24.4 75 33.0 26.4-40.3
50,000 or more 374 100 27.9 23.0-33.3 66 21.1 16.8-26.2 208 51.0 45.4-56.6
WIC recipient
No 615 226 36.6 32.3-41.0 105 19.2 15.9-22.9 284 44.3 39.9-48.7
Yes 509 344 68.7 63.7-73.2 56 10.6 7.9-14.1 109 20.8 16.9-25.2
Medicaid recipient
No 571 190 33.5 29.2-38.0 98 19.8 16.4-23.8 283 46.7 42.1-51.3
Yes 555 381 69.0 64.3-73.4 63 10.6 8.0-13.9 111 20.4 16.7-24.7
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 381 214 59.1 54.1-63.9 38 10.0 7.4-13.5 129 30.9 26.6-35.6
2500+ grams 745 357 51.6 48.0-55.3 123 15.4 13.0-18.1 265 33.0 29.7-36.5

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2009. The overall weighted response rate was 63%.

#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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