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Frequency Take Multivitamins/vitamins with Folic Acid*

1998 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 1787 417 23.5 21.1-26.2 376 21.6 19.2-24.2 994 54.8 51.8-57.8
Age
< 20 years 276 19 6.5 3.5-11.7 46 17.6 12.1-24.9 211 75.9 68.2-82.3
20-24 years 497 66 13.7 10.0-18.4 93 16.4 12.5-21.1 338 69.9 64.3-75.1
25-34 years 811 252 32.3 28.4-36.5 188 24.7 21.2-28.7 371 42.9 38.7-47.3
35+ years 203 80 33.2 25.2-42.4 49 27.1 19.6-36.1 74 39.7 30.9-49.2
Mother's Race
White 1176 332 26.9 23.8-30.1 266 23.3 20.4-26.5 578 49.8 46.2-53.4
African American 542 71 13.8 10.2-18.6 97 17.4 13.3-22.4 374 68.8 63.0-74.1
Other Minorities 69 14 21.5 11.5-36.6 13 16.5 8.1-30.5 42 62.0 46.5-75.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 91 20 23.4 14.2-36.1 16 17.9 9.9-30.3 55 58.6 45.6-70.6
No 1695 397 23.6 21.0-26.3 359 21.9 19.4-24.5 939 54.6 51.5-57.7
Education
< High School 381 48 14.3 10.0-20.0 57 17.1 12.4-23.1 276 68.6 61.7-74.7
High School 601 96 14.8 11.5-18.9 118 21.5 17.5-26.1 387 63.7 58.5-68.6
> High School 803 272 34.4 30.4-38.7 201 24.2 20.6-28.1 330 41.4 37.1-45.8
Marital Status
Married 1162 346 28.7 25.6-32.1 281 24.9 21.9-28.2 535 46.4 42.8-50.0
Other 625 71 12.7 9.4-16.9 95 14.8 11.2-19.1 459 72.5 67.3-77.2
Income
15,999 or less 548 64 11.6 8.4-15.8 94 17.4 13.4-22.2 390 71.0 65.5-76.0
16,000-24,999 278 52 18.6 13.4-25.2 64 23.2 17.4-30.2 162 58.2 50.6-65.5
25,000-39,999 284 66 23.0 17.4-29.8 63 22.2 16.6-28.9 155 54.8 47.4-62.1
40,000 or more 529 210 38.5 33.5-43.7 134 26.4 22.0-31.3 185 35.1 30.2-40.4
WIC recipient
No 950 305 32.4 28.7-36.3 224 24.0 20.7-27.7 421 43.6 39.6-47.6
Yes 818 107 13.0 10.1-16.4 149 18.6 15.3-22.5 562 68.4 63.9-72.6
Medicaid recipient
No 896 293 31.8 28.2-35.7 225 26.0 22.6-29.7 378 42.2 38.2-46.2
Yes 891 124 14.3 11.4-17.9 151 16.8 13.7-20.5 616 68.9 64.5-72.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 318 67 19.2 15.3-23.9 62 18.7 14.8-23.4 189 62.0 56.5-67.3
1500-2499 grams 559 127 20.9 17.8-24.5 112 19.5 16.3-23.0 320 59.6 55.4-63.6
2500+ grams 907 223 23.8 21.1-26.7 201 21.8 19.2-24.6 483 54.4 51.1-57.6

*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.