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Folic Acid Information from Media*

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 617 199 33.6 28.8-38.9 418 66.4 61.1-71.2
Age
< 20 years 77 34 48.8 34.8-63.1 43 51.2 36.9-65.2
20-24 years 149 49 38.2 27.9-49.6 100 61.8 50.4-72.1
25-34 years 312 95 29.5 23.2-36.7 217 70.5 63.3-76.8
35+ years 79 21 20.6 11.5-34.3 58 79.4 65.7-88.5
Mother's Race
White 453 130 29.5 24.2-35.4 323 70.5 64.6-75.8
African American 148 61 44.2 33.5-55.4 87 55.8 44.6-66.5
Other Minorities 16 8 48.1 20.5-76.9 8 51.9 23.1-79.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 11 7 54.4 11.4-91.7 4 45.6 8.3-88.6
No 606 192 33.4 28.5-38.7 414 66.6 61.3-71.5
Education
< High School 97 50 57.4 43.1-70.5 47 42.6 29.5-56.9
High School 188 73 38.7 29.6-48.8 115 61.3 51.2-70.4
> High School 332 76 22.7 17.5-28.9 256 77.3 71.1-82.5
Marital Status
Married 460 137 31.2 25.8-37.1 323 68.8 62.9-74.2
Other 157 62 39.9 29.9-50.7 95 60.1 49.3-70.1
Income
15,999 or less 163 76 51.3 40.4-62.1 87 48.7 37.9-59.6
16,000-24,999 84 29 37.4 23.6-53.6 55 62.6 46.4-76.4
25,000-39,999 113 28 24.3 15.5-35.9 85 75.7 64.1-84.5
40,000 or more 231 55 23.8 17.6-31.3 176 76.2 68.7-82.4
WIC recipient
No 375 99 26.6 21.2-32.9 276 73.4 67.1-78.8
Yes 236 99 44.0 35.5-52.8 137 56.0 47.2-64.5
Medicaid recipient
No 364 94 26.7 21.2-32.9 270 73.3 67.1-78.8
Yes 253 105 43.7 35.2-52.6 148 56.3 47.4-64.8
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 99 37 37.0 27.9-47.1 62 63.0 52.9-72.1
1500-2499 grams 192 62 33.8 27.3-41.1 130 66.2 58.9-72.7
2500+ grams 325 100 33.6 28.4-39.2 225 66.4 60.8-71.6

*Survey Question:
Where did you hear or read that taking the vitamin folic acid can help prevent some birth defects?
55c. Media such as magazine, newspaper, radio or television

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