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Folic Acid Information from Health Professional*

1998 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1281 447 34.1 30.9-37.5 834 65.9 62.5-69.1
Age
< 20 years 149 45 26.4 17.8-37.2 104 73.6 62.8-82.2
20-24 years 313 112 34.9 28.4-42.0 201 65.1 58.0-71.6
25-34 years 654 225 34.9 30.5-39.6 429 65.1 60.4-69.5
35+ years 165 65 35.8 26.7-46.1 100 64.2 53.9-73.3
Mother's Race
White 925 316 33.6 29.9-37.5 609 66.4 62.5-70.1
African American 311 108 34.4 27.3-42.1 203 65.6 57.9-72.7
Other Minorities 45 23 43.1 26.7-61.1 22 56.9 38.9-73.3
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 25 38.1 23.9-54.7 31 61.9 45.3-76.1
No 1225 422 33.8 30.5-37.3 803 66.2 62.7-69.5
Education
< High School 201 55 27.8 20.1-37.0 146 72.2 63.0-79.9
High School 402 150 36.7 30.9-42.9 252 63.3 57.1-69.1
> High School 677 241 34.2 29.9-38.9 436 65.8 61.1-70.1
Marital Status
Married 933 325 34.6 30.9-38.5 608 65.4 61.5-69.1
Other 348 122 32.7 26.2-39.9 226 67.3 60.1-73.8
Income
15,999 or less 318 100 30.1 23.9-37.1 218 69.9 62.9-76.1
16,000-24,999 183 74 37.2 28.8-46.5 109 62.8 53.5-71.2
25,000-39,999 220 87 38.0 30.2-46.5 133 62.0 53.5-69.8
40,000 or more 472 160 34.6 29.4-40.1 312 65.4 59.9-70.6
WIC recipient
No 755 280 36.5 32.3-41.0 475 63.5 59.0-67.7
Yes 510 160 30.2 25.2-35.7 350 69.8 64.3-74.8
Medicaid recipient
No 746 269 36.1 31.9-40.4 477 63.9 59.6-68.1
Yes 535 178 31.2 26.1-36.8 357 68.8 63.2-73.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 204 70 34.4 28.0-41.3 134 65.6 58.7-72.0
1500-2499 grams 381 143 37.3 32.5-42.4 238 62.7 57.6-67.5
2500+ grams 694 234 33.9 30.5-37.6 460 66.1 62.4-69.5

*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.