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Folic Acid Information from Health Professional*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 617 225 37.5 32.6-42.6 392 62.5 57.4-67.4
Age
< 20 years 76 17 23.0 13.1-37.2 59 77.0 62.8-86.9
20-24 years 149 56 35.1 25.3-46.4 93 64.9 53.6-74.7
25-34 years 313 121 40.4 33.6-47.7 192 59.6 52.3-66.4
35+ years 79 31 49.4 35.9-63.0 48 50.6 37.0-64.1
Mother's Race
White 454 166 40.1 34.4-46.2 288 59.9 53.8-65.6
African American 147 52 27.1 18.6-37.7 95 72.9 62.3-81.4
Other Minorities 16 7 51.5 22.8-79.2 9 48.5 20.8-77.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 11 4 45.6 8.3-88.6 7 54.4 11.4-91.7
No 606 221 37.4 32.5-42.6 385 62.6 57.4-67.5
Education
< High School 97 29 31.0 19.6-45.3 68 69.0 54.7-80.4
High School 188 72 37.2 28.2-47.2 116 62.8 52.8-71.8
> High School 332 124 39.8 33.5-46.5 208 60.2 53.5-66.5
Marital Status
Married 461 175 41.2 35.5-47.2 286 58.8 52.8-64.5
Other 156 50 27.9 19.4-38.3 106 72.1 61.7-80.6
Income
15,999 or less 163 59 31.0 21.8-41.9 104 69.0 58.1-78.2
16,000-24,999 84 33 39.7 25.8-55.4 51 60.3 44.6-74.2
25,000-39,999 113 47 43.5 32.3-55.3 66 56.5 44.7-67.7
40,000 or more 232 80 40.3 32.8-48.3 152 59.7 51.7-67.2
WIC recipient
No 376 144 40.4 34.3-46.9 232 59.6 53.1-65.7
Yes 235 77 32.4 24.7-41.1 158 67.6 58.9-75.3
Medicaid recipient
No 365 136 40.8 34.6-47.2 229 59.2 52.8-65.4
Yes 252 89 32.7 25.0-41.4 163 67.3 58.6-75.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 99 33 34.7 25.7-44.9 66 65.3 55.1-74.3
1500-2499 grams 192 66 34.8 28.2-42.0 126 65.2 58.0-71.8
2500+ grams 325 125 37.7 32.4-43.2 200 62.3 56.8-67.6

*Survey Question:
Where did you hear or read that taking the vitamin folic acid can help prevent some birth defects?
55a. Doctor, nurse, or health clinic staff

Percents based on fewer than 50 total respondents may not be reliable.
Interpret these percentages with caution. C.I. = confidence interval.