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Folic Acid Information from Media*

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 500 35.6 32.4-39.0 859 64.4 61.0-67.6
Age
< 20 years 166 84 54.2 43.8-64.3 82 45.8 35.7-56.2
20-24 years 319 121 36.3 29.7-43.5 198 63.7 56.5-70.3
25-34 years 712 233 31.9 27.7-36.4 479 68.1 63.6-72.3
35+ years 162 62 32.8 24.4-42.4 100 67.2 57.6-75.6
Mother's Race
White 968 329 33.6 30.0-37.4 639 66.4 62.6-70.0
African American 349 150 43.4 36.0-51.0 199 56.6 49.0-64.0
Other Minorities 42 21 33.9 17.6-55.1 21 66.1 44.9-82.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 73 38 55.4 41.5-68.5 35 44.6 31.5-58.5
No 1286 462 34.2 30.9-37.7 824 65.8 62.3-69.1
Education
< High School 239 128 57.4 48.6-65.8 111 42.6 34.2-51.4
High School 423 156 35.0 29.1-41.4 267 65.0 58.6-70.9
> High School 696 215 28.9 25.0-33.3 481 71.1 66.7-75.0
Marital Status
Married 970 321 30.8 27.3-34.6 649 69.2 65.4-72.7
Other 389 179 49.2 42.4-56.1 210 50.8 43.9-57.6
Income
15,999 or less 344 155 43.8 36.6-51.2 189 56.2 48.8-63.4
16,000-24,999 202 63 28.3 20.8-37.1 139 71.7 62.9-79.2
25,000-39,999 212 64 29.4 22.2-37.8 148 70.6 62.2-77.8
40,000 or more 486 156 30.3 25.5-35.6 330 69.7 64.4-74.5
WIC recipient
No 763 244 29.1 25.2-33.4 519 70.9 66.6-74.8
Yes 580 249 44.3 39.0-49.8 331 55.7 50.2-61.0
Medicaid recipient
No 755 239 29.8 25.9-34.0 516 70.2 66.0-74.1
Yes 604 261 43.9 38.5-49.4 343 56.1 50.6-61.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 237 102 44.0 37.6-50.5 135 56.0 49.5-62.4
1500-2499 grams 410 155 37.8 33.2-42.7 255 62.2 57.3-66.8
2500+ grams 708 243 35.4 31.9-39.0 465 64.6 61.0-68.1

*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.