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Frequency Take Multivitamins/vitamins with Folic Acid*

1999 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results
  Took every day Took, not every day Didn't take at all
Demographic Groups Total Respondents N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I. N % 95% C.I.
Total 1770 450 26.1 23.5-28.9 382 23.8 21.3-26.5 938 50.1 47.1-53.2
Age
< 20 years 270 25 7.6 4.2-13.2 40 19.0 13.2-26.7 205 73.4 65.3-80.2
20-24 years 461 60 13.7 10.1-18.4 83 19.2 14.9-24.4 318 67.1 61.2-72.5
25-34 years 838 291 35.4 31.3-39.6 204 26.0 22.3-30.0 343 38.7 34.5-43.0
35+ years 201 74 40.5 32.0-49.6 55 31.5 23.7-40.5 72 28.0 20.8-36.6
Mother's Race
White 1186 362 29.8 26.7-33.2 274 25.3 22.3-28.6 550 44.8 41.3-48.4
African American 521 75 14.5 10.6-19.5 96 19.8 15.2-25.4 350 65.7 59.5-71.5
Other Minorities 63 13 27.7 15.1-45.3 12 17.4 8.1-33.6 38 54.9 38.2-70.5
Hispanic origin
Yes 112 18 15.2 8.8-24.9 23 23.3 15.1-34.1 71 61.5 50.3-71.7
No 1658 432 27.1 24.4-30.0 359 23.8 21.2-26.7 867 49.0 45.9-52.2
Education
< High School 411 42 10.6 7.1-15.4 75 22.7 17.6-28.9 294 66.7 60.2-72.7
High School 583 101 18.3 14.3-23.1 112 20.6 16.4-25.5 370 61.1 55.6-66.4
> High School 775 307 39.6 35.4-43.9 194 26.5 22.8-30.5 274 33.9 29.9-38.2
Marital Status
Married 1159 383 33.1 29.8-36.6 268 24.8 21.8-28.1 508 42.0 38.5-45.7
Other 611 67 10.5 7.6-14.4 114 21.4 17.1-26.4 430 68.1 62.6-73.1
Income
15,999 or less 518 53 9.8 6.8-14.0 98 19.6 15.3-24.8 367 70.6 64.8-75.7
16,000-24,999 276 52 25.4 19.1-32.8 57 24.0 17.9-31.4 167 50.7 42.9-58.4
25,000-39,999 267 61 20.2 14.7-27.0 59 23.5 17.5-30.6 147 56.3 48.6-63.8
40,000 or more 536 242 43.9 38.7-49.1 135 27.9 23.4-32.9 159 28.2 23.7-33.2
WIC recipient
No 922 329 36.0 32.1-40.1 224 26.6 23.1-30.4 369 37.4 33.5-41.5
Yes 833 114 14.8 11.9-18.4 156 21.2 17.6-25.2 563 64.0 59.5-68.3
Medicaid recipient
No 874 344 38.5 34.5-42.5 201 24.9 21.4-28.6 329 36.7 32.8-40.8
Yes 896 106 12.6 9.8-15.9 181 22.6 19.0-26.6 609 64.8 60.4-69.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 330 72 21.4 17.2-26.2 63 18.5 14.6-23.0 195 60.2 54.7-65.4
1500-2499 grams 548 131 22.1 18.9-25.8 104 18.9 15.8-22.5 313 58.9 54.7-63.0
2500+ grams 887 246 26.5 23.7-29.5 215 24.2 21.5-27.2 426 49.3 46.0-52.6

*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.