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Folic Acid Information from Health Professional*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  No Yes
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1359 447 33.6 30.4-36.9 912 66.4 63.1-69.6
Age
< 20 years 166 51 31.7 22.8-42.1 115 68.3 57.9-77.2
20-24 years 319 108 34.9 28.3-42.1 211 65.1 57.9-71.7
25-34 years 712 233 32.9 28.6-37.4 479 67.1 62.6-71.4
35+ years 162 55 36.0 27.2-45.9 107 64.0 54.1-72.8
Mother's Race
White 968 326 33.3 29.7-37.1 642 66.7 62.9-70.3
African American 349 105 33.8 27.0-41.4 244 66.2 58.6-73.0
Other Minorities 42 16 40.9 22.5-62.2 26 59.1 37.8-77.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 73 24 34.5 22.7-48.7 49 65.5 51.3-77.3
No 1286 423 33.5 30.2-37.0 863 66.5 63.0-69.8
Education
< High School 239 80 35.9 27.9-44.7 159 64.1 55.3-72.1
High School 423 140 35.0 29.1-41.4 283 65.0 58.6-70.9
> High School 696 226 32.1 27.9-36.5 470 67.9 63.5-72.1
Marital Status
Married 970 328 33.8 30.1-37.6 642 66.2 62.4-69.9
Other 389 119 33.1 26.9-39.9 270 66.9 60.1-73.1
Income
15,999 or less 344 107 31.6 25.2-38.8 237 68.4 61.2-74.8
16,000-24,999 202 76 47.6 38.7-56.6 126 52.4 43.4-61.3
25,000-39,999 212 74 34.1 26.4-42.6 138 65.9 57.4-73.6
40,000 or more 486 150 28.4 23.7-33.6 336 71.6 66.4-76.3
WIC recipient
No 763 250 31.7 27.7-36.0 513 68.3 64.0-72.3
Yes 580 190 35.5 30.4-40.8 390 64.5 59.2-69.6
Medicaid recipient
No 755 244 32.0 28.0-36.3 511 68.0 63.7-72.0
Yes 604 203 35.8 30.7-41.2 401 64.2 58.8-69.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 237 78 33.7 27.8-40.1 159 66.3 59.9-72.2
1500-2499 grams 410 129 31.1 26.8-35.8 281 68.9 64.2-73.2
2500+ grams 708 237 33.7 30.3-37.3 471 66.3 62.7-69.7

*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.