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Knowledge of Folic Acid*

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 1783 513 25.9 23.3-28.7 1270 74.1 71.3-76.7
Age
< 20 years 275 129 45.5 37.5-53.7 146 54.5 46.3-62.5
20-24 years 494 186 33.0 27.7-38.8 308 67.0 61.2-72.3
25-34 years 809 159 18.2 15.0-21.8 650 81.8 78.2-85.0
35+ years 205 39 15.3 9.8-23.3 166 84.7 76.7-90.2
Mother's Race
White 1171 254 20.6 17.7-23.7 917 79.4 76.3-82.3
African American 543 234 41.6 35.8-47.7 309 58.4 52.3-64.2
Other Minorities 69 25 28.2 16.5-43.7 44 71.8 56.3-83.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 89 35 38.4 26.7-51.7 54 61.6 48.3-73.3
No 1693 477 24.8 22.2-27.6 1216 75.2 72.4-77.8
Education
< High School 378 182 44.7 37.9-51.7 196 55.3 48.3-62.1
High School 600 201 29.7 25.1-34.7 399 70.3 65.3-74.9
> High School 803 129 13.8 11.0-17.1 674 86.2 82.9-89.0
Marital Status
Married 1160 232 18.3 15.6-21.3 928 81.7 78.7-84.4
Other 623 281 42.0 36.6-47.5 342 58.0 52.5-63.4
Income
15,999 or less 547 231 37.4 32.0-43.1 316 62.6 56.9-68.0
16,000-24,999 280 97 32.0 25.3-39.5 183 68.0 60.5-74.7
25,000-39,999 284 65 23.7 17.9-30.7 219 76.3 69.3-82.1
40,000 or more 528 59 10.7 7.8-14.6 469 89.3 85.4-92.2
WIC recipient
No 951 199 18.1 15.1-21.5 752 81.9 78.5-84.9
Yes 814 311 35.6 31.3-40.2 503 64.4 59.8-68.7
Medicaid recipient
No 896 153 15.3 12.6-18.5 743 84.7 81.5-87.4
Yes 887 360 37.7 33.4-42.3 527 62.3 57.7-66.6
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 321 117 38.2 32.9-43.9 204 61.8 56.1-67.1
1500-2499 grams 559 181 35.1 31.1-39.3 378 64.9 60.7-68.9
2500+ grams 900 214 25.0 22.2-28.1 686 75.0 71.9-77.8

*Survey Question:
20. Have you ever heard or read that taking the vitamin folic acid can help prevent some birth
defects?

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