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Folic Acid Information from Other, unlisted Source *

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 1109 87.6 85.1-89.7 173 12.4 10.3-14.9
Age
< 20 years 149 133 87.4 77.6-93.2 16 12.6 6.8-22.4
20-24 years 313 278 92.1 87.5-95.1 35 7.9 4.9-12.5
25-34 years 655 558 85.9 82.3-88.9 97 14.1 11.1-17.7
35+ years 165 140 85.6 77.1-91.3 25 14.4 8.7-22.9
Mother's Race
White 926 787 86.7 83.8-89.2 139 13.3 10.8-16.2
African American 311 281 89.6 83.7-93.5 30 10.4 6.5-16.3
Other Minorities 45 41 94.8 78.3-98.9 4 5.2 1.1-21.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 56 49 88.7 73.6-95.6 7 11.3 4.4-26.4
No 1226 1060 87.5 85.0-89.7 166 12.5 10.3-15.0
Education
< High School 201 189 93.3 86.4-96.9 12 6.7 3.1-13.6
High School 403 367 92.7 88.7-95.4 36 7.3 4.6-11.3
> High School 677 552 82.5 78.6-85.8 125 17.5 14.2-21.4
Marital Status
Married 933 799 86.7 83.8-89.2 134 13.3 10.8-16.2
Other 349 310 90.0 84.8-93.6 39 10.0 6.4-15.2
Income
15,999 or less 319 291 89.8 84.4-93.4 28 10.2 6.6-15.6
16,000-24,999 183 153 86.4 79.0-91.4 30 13.6 8.6-21.0
25,000-39,999 220 186 87.6 81.1-92.0 34 12.4 8.0-18.9
40,000 or more 472 400 86.2 81.9-89.6 72 13.8 10.4-18.1
WIC recipient
No 755 625 84.5 81.1-87.5 130 15.5 12.5-18.9
Yes 511 471 92.0 88.2-94.7 40 8.0 5.3-11.8
Medicaid recipient
No 746 627 85.7 82.4-88.5 119 14.3 11.5-17.6
Yes 536 482 90.3 86.4-93.3 54 9.7 6.7-13.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 204 170 84.4 78.8-88.7 34 15.6 11.3-21.2
1500-2499 grams 381 330 87.9 84.4-90.7 51 12.1 9.3-15.6
2500+ grams 695 607 87.6 84.9-89.8 88 12.4 10.2-15.1

*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.