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Frequency Take Multivitamins/vitamins with Folic Acid*

1997 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  Took every day Took, Not every day Not take at all
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 846 225 24.4 20.7-28.4 159 20.1 16.6-24.1 462 55.6 50.9-60.1
Age
< 20 years 128 14 14.7 7.8-26.1 25 19.6 11.6-31.3 89 65.6 53.2-76.3
20-24 years 223 34 11.6 7.0-18.4 44 19.3 12.9-27.9 145 69.1 60.0-77.0
25-34 years 400 138 33.2 27.4-39.5 69 19.3 14.7-25.0 193 47.5 41.0-54.1
35+ years 95 39 35.8 24.3-49.3 21 25.8 16.1-38.7 35 38.3 26.6-51.7
Mother's Race
White 568 175 27.0 22.5-31.9 111 19.2 15.3-23.9 282 53.8 48.4-59.2
African American 253 44 18.0 12.1-26.0 46 22.9 16.1-31.6 163 59.1 50.0-67.6
Other Minorities 25 6 24.8 8.4-54.2 2 14.3 3.4-44.3 17 60.9 33.7-82.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 18 3 3.9 0.9-14.7 1 1.3 0.2-10.2 14 94.8 82.9-98.5
No 828 222 24.7 21.0-28.8 158 20.3 16.8-24.4 448 55.0 50.3-59.5
Education
< High School 165 25 15.6 9.1-25.7 25 17.7 10.6-28.1 115 66.7 55.3-76.4
High School 293 59 17.5 12.2-24.4 42 15.2 10.1-22.4 192 67.3 59.2-74.5
> High School 388 141 33.6 28.0-39.8 92 24.8 19.7-30.7 155 41.6 35.5-48.0
Marital Status
Married 563 194 31.2 26.4-36.4 107 20.3 16.3-25.0 262 48.5 43.1-54.0
Other 283 31 11.2 6.9-17.7 52 19.6 13.5-27.6 200 69.2 60.7-76.5
Income
15,999 or less 264 39 13.5 8.5-20.9 47 20.7 14.2-29.3 178 65.7 56.6-73.8
16,000-24,999 132 23 15.5 8.3-27.3 31 19.6 11.3-31.9 78 64.9 51.7-76.1
25,000-39,999 140 36 22.5 15.0-32.3 25 15.7 9.7-24.5 79 61.7 51.3-71.2
40,000 or more 259 116 39.9 32.8-47.5 51 21.9 16.3-28.8 92 38.1 31.0-45.8
WIC recipient
No 463 170 34.1 28.8-40.0 93 21.5 17.0-26.8 200 44.3 38.4-50.4
Yes 377 51 12.7 8.6-18.3 66 18.6 13.5-25.0 260 68.7 61.6-75.1
Medicaid recipient
No 432 166 35.3 29.8-41.2 88 20.6 16.2-25.8 178 44.1 38.2-50.1
Yes 414 59 12.2 8.3-17.5 71 19.5 14.3-26.0 284 68.3 61.3-74.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 171 47 26.0 20.0-33.1 34 20.3 14.8-27.2 90 53.7 46.1-61.2
1500-2499 grams 266 69 24.4 19.6-29.9 40 14.1 10.4-18.8 157 61.5 55.4-67.2
2500+ grams 407 108 24.4 20.4-28.8 84 20.4 16.7-24.8 215 55.2 50.2-60.1

*Survey Question:
53. Before you knew you were pregnant, how frequently did you take either vitamins containing folic acid or multivitamins?

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