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Folic Acid Information from Other, unlisted Source *

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 617 536 88.4 84.8-91.3 81 11.6 8.7-15.2
Age
< 20 years 77 74 94.7 81.6-98.6 3 5.3 1.4-18.4
20-24 years 149 131 91.1 82.9-95.5 18 8.9 4.5-17.1
25-34 years 312 259 84.5 78.7-89.0 53 15.5 11.0-21.3
35+ years 79 72 89.9 78.0-95.7 7 10.1 4.3-22.0
Mother's Race
White 453 384 85.9 81.3-89.5 69 14.1 10.5-18.7
African American 148 136 94.4 87.1-97.7 12 5.6 2.3-12.9
Other Minorities 16 16 100 - 0 0.0 -
Hispanic origin
Yes 11 9 93.9 71.7-99.0 2 6.1 1.0-28.3
No 606 527 88.3 84.7-91.2 79 11.7 8.8-15.3
Education
< High School 97 91 92.4 79.9-97.4 6 7.6 2.6-20.1
High School 187 169 95.6 90.5-98.0 18 4.4 2.0- 9.5
> High School 333 276 83.0 77.3-87.4 57 17.0 12.6-22.7
Marital Status
Married 460 395 86.5 81.9-90.0 65 13.5 10.0-18.1
Other 157 141 93.3 86.2-96.9 16 6.7 3.1-13.8
Income
15,999 or less 163 151 95.1 88.2-98.1 12 4.9 1.9-11.8
16,000-24,999 84 69 90.0 77.4-95.9 15 10.0 4.1-22.6
25,000-39,999 113 104 93.4 84.4-97.4 9 6.6 2.6-15.6
40,000 or more 231 190 81.1 74.2-86.6 41 18.9 13.4-25.8
WIC recipient
No 375 316 84.8 79.7-88.9 59 15.2 11.1-20.3
Yes 236 214 93.3 87.4-96.5 22 6.7 3.5-12.6
Medicaid recipient
No 364 313 86.1 81.2-90.0 51 13.9 10.0-18.8
Yes 253 223 91.7 85.7-95.3 30 8.3 4.7-14.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 99 87 87.8 79.5-93.0 12 12.2 7.0-20.5
1500-2499 grams 191 162 85.6 79.9-89.9 29 14.4 10.1-20.1
2500+ grams 326 286 88.6 84.6-91.6 40 11.4 8.4-15.4

*Survey Question:
Where did you hear or read that taking the vitamin folic acid can help prevent some birth defects?
55d. Other ? Please tell us:

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