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2000 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

FOLIC ACID

In the month before you got pregnant with your new baby, how many times a week did you take a multivitamin (a pill that contains many different vitamins and minerals).

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
Took every day Took, not every day Did not take at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1829 472 24.8 22.3-27.5 252 13.8 11.8-16.0 1105 61.4 58.5-64.3
Age
< 20 years 231 30 10.1 6.1-16.5 14 6.3 3.2-12.1 187 83.5 76.2-88.9
20-24 years 491 65 13.3 9.8-17.8 60 11.4 8.2-15.6 366 75.3 69.9-80.0
25-34 years 895 307 34.6 30.7-38.8 136 15.6 12.7-19.0 452 49.8 45.5-54.1
35+ years 212 70 27.2 20.2-35.6 42 20.2 14.0-28.3 100 52.6 43.6-61.3
Race
White 1220 370 28.0 25.0-31.3 173 14.6 12.3-17.3 677 57.4 53.9-60.8
Black 552 96 16.4 12.2-21.6 68 10.9 7.6-15.3 388 72.7 66.8-77.9
Other 57 6 11.8 4.3-28.5 11 16.1 7.0-32.8 40 72.2 54.3-85.0
Hispanic origin
Yes 149 24 15.3 9.4-24.0 17 12.2 7.0-20.3 108 72.5 62.7-80.5
No 1679 448 26.0 23.3-28.8 234 13.8 11.8-16.1 997 60.2 57.1-63.3
Education
< High School 397 56 11.7 8.2-16.6 31 6.2 3.7-10.1 310 82.1 76.6-86.6
High School 604 102 18.3 14.5-22.9 76 13.8 10.5-18.0 426 67.8 62.6-72.7
> High School 826 314 36.5 32.4-40.9 145 17.9 14.8-21.6 367 45.6 41.2-50.0
Marital Status
Married 1165 392 31.2 27.9-34.7 192 17.1 14.5-20.1 581 51.7 48.0-55.4
Other 664 80 12.3 9.2-16.3 60 7.2 5.0-10.3 524 80.4 75.9-84.3
Income
15,999 or less 543 71 14.4 10.8-19.0 46 7.3 4.9-10.7 426 78.3 73.2-82.7
16,000-24,999 246 37 14.0 9.3-20.7 31 10.5 6.5-16.5 178 75.5 67.9-81.8
25,000-39,999 264 63 22.9 17.0-30.1 40 16.4 11.4-23.2 161 60.6 52.7-68.0
40,000 or more 611 276 41.5 36.6-46.6 115 20.5 16.7-24.9 220 38.0 33.2-43.1
WIC recipient
No 979 348 34.8 31.0-38.8 165 17.8 14.8-21.1 466 47.5 43.4-51.6
Yes 840 121 13.9 11.1-17.3 86 9.4 7.1-12.4 633 76.7 72.7-80.2
Medicaid recipient
No 896 347 36.2 32.3-40.4 153 17.6 14.6-21.0 396 46.1 42.0-50.4
Yes 933 125 13.4 10.7-16.7 99 9.9 7.6-12.8 709 76.7 72.8-80.2
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 362 95 25.5 21.6-29.7 44 12.1 9.3-15.5 223 62.5 57.9-66.9
1500 - 2499 grams 577 145 23.9 20.7-27.3 81 13.9 11.4-16.8 351 62.3 58.4-66.0
2500+ grams 890 232 24.9 22.2-27.8 127 13.8 11.7-16.2 531 61.4 58.1-64.5

#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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