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Folic Acid Information from Media*

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 1282 477 34.5 31.3-38.0 805 65.5 62.0-68.7
Age
< 20 years 149 72 51.0 40.2-61.7 77 49.0 38.3-59.8
20-24 years 313 137 40.4 33.6-47.6 176 59.6 52.4-66.4
25-34 years 655 221 30.6 26.4-35.2 434 69.4 64.8-73.6
35+ years 165 47 23.9 16.3-33.6 118 76.1 66.4-83.7
Mother's Race
White 926 318 32.2 28.5-36.1 608 67.8 63.9-71.5
African American 311 139 41.2 33.8-49.1 172 58.8 50.9-66.2
Other Minorities 45 20 49.2 31.9-66.7 25 50.8 33.3-68.1
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 31 61.5 45.2-75.6 25 38.5 24.4-54.8
No 1226 446 32.6 29.4-36.1 780 67.4 63.9-70.6
Education
< High School 201 108 57.7 48.4-66.5 93 42.3 33.5-51.6
High School 403 160 33.9 28.2-40.0 243 66.1 60.0-71.8
> High School 677 209 27.6 23.6-32.0 468 72.4 68.0-76.4
Marital Status
Married 933 315 30.4 26.8-34.2 618 69.6 65.8-73.2
Other 349 162 46.5 39.4-53.8 187 53.5 46.2-60.6
Income
15,999 or less 319 136 41.1 34.2-48.5 183 58.9 51.5-65.8
16,000-24,999 183 78 42.7 33.9-52.0 105 57.3 48.0-66.1
25,000-39,999 220 78 29.9 22.8-38.1 142 70.1 61.9-77.2
40,000 or more 472 134 24.8 20.3-29.9 338 75.2 70.1-79.7
WIC recipient
No 755 233 26.9 23.1-31.1 522 73.1 68.9-76.9
Yes 511 232 45.1 39.5-50.9 279 54.9 49.1-60.5
Medicaid recipient
No 746 245 29.6 25.7-33.8 501 70.4 66.2-74.3
Yes 536 232 41.9 36.4-47.7 304 58.1 52.3-63.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 204 84 42.2 35.4-49.3 120 57.8 50.7-64.6
1500-2499 grams 381 164 44.3 39.3-49.5 217 55.7 50.5-60.7
2500+ grams 695 227 33.8 30.3-37.5 468 66.2 62.5-69.7

*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.