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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

FOLIC ACID

Have you ever heard or read that taking the vitamin folic acid can help prevent birth defects?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1812 425 22.2 19.7-24.9 1387 77.8 75.1-80.3
Age
< 20 years 229 97 40.8 32.5-49.7 132 59.2 50.3-67.5
20-24 years 485 140 27.1 22.1-32.7 345 72.9 67.3-77.9
25-34 years 886 150 15.0 12.2-18.4 736 85.0 81.6-87.8
35+ years 212 38 19.5 13.1-27.9 174 80.5 72.1-86.9
Race
White 1209 221 18.7 16.1-21.8 988 81.3 78.2-83.9
Black 545 186 31.9 26.3-38.0 359 68.1 62.0-73.7
Other 58 18 31.1 17.1-49.7 40 68.9 50.3-82.9
Hispanic origin
Yes 144 59 37.7 28.3-48.0 85 62.3 52.0-71.7
No 1667 366 20.5 18.0-23.2 1301 79.5 76.8-82.0
Education
< High School 390 174 41.0 34.6-47.6 216 59.0 52.4-65.4
High School 595 149 22.3 18.2-27.1 446 77.7 72.9-81.8
> High School 825 101 11.9 9.3-15.1 724 88.1 84.9-90.7
Marital Status
Married 1157 190 15.6 13.0-18.5 967 84.4 81.5-87.0
Other 655 235 35.3 30.3-40.6 420 64.7 59.4-69.7
Income
15,999 or less 536 190 32.6 27.4-38.4 346 67.4 61.6-72.6
16,000-24,999 243 63 26.3 19.6-34.3 180 73.7 65.7-80.4
25,000-39,999 261 45 14.9 10.1-21.3 216 85.1 78.7-89.9
40,000 or more 610 62 9.7 7.1-13.2 548 90.3 86.8-92.9
WIC recipient
No 977 165 13.7 11.1-16.8 812 86.3 83.2-88.9
Yes 830 258 31.1 27.1-35.5 572 68.9 64.5-72.9
Medicaid recipient
No 892 118 12.9 10.3-16.0 774 87.1 84.0-89.7
Yes 920 307 31.6 27.6-35.9 613 68.4 64.1-72.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 361 96 27.4 23.3-31.8 265 72.6 68.2-76.7
1500 - 2499 grams 573 148 27.6 24.1-31.4 425 72.4 68.6-75.9
2500+ grams 878 181 21.7 19.0-24.6 697 78.3 75.4-81.0

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50.
N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
The percentages shown are weighted percentages, designed to reflect the entire population of North Carolina women having a live birth.

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