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2001 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 1664 456 27.2 24.5-30.0 243 15.7 13.6-18.1 965 57.1 54.0-60.2
Age
< 20 years 231 22 11.6 7.0-18.8 26 11.9 7.3-18.8 183 76.5 68.1-83.1
20-24 years 439 73 17.4 13.2-22.6 50 10.5 7.3-14.8 316 72.1 66.3-77.2
25-34 years 806 287 35.4 31.3-39.7 137 20.0 16.7-23.8 382 44.6 40.2-49.0
35+ years 188 74 34.5 26.3-43.8 30 13.9 8.7-21.5 84 51.6 42.2-60.8
Race
White 1128 367 31.4 28.1-34.8 169 17.0 14.5-20.0 592 51.6 47.9-55.2
Black 478 74 14.8 10.7-20.1 64 12.1 8.4-17.0 340 73.2 67.0-78.6
Other 58 15 28.7 16.4-45.3 10 13.3 5.7-28.1 33 58.0 41.6-72.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 177 33 19.0 12.7-27.4 20 14.0 8.7-21.7 124 67.1 57.8-75.2
No 1485 423 28.4 25.5-31.5 223 15.9 13.7-18.5 839 55.6 52.3-58.9
Education
< High School 368 59 16.7 12.2-22.6 34 8.5 5.4-13.2 275 74.8 68.3-80.3
High School 516 84 17.8 13.8-22.6 62 11.4 8.2-15.5 370 70.8 65.4-75.8
> High School 775 311 37.9 33.8-42.3 146 21.8 18.4-25.8 318 40.2 35.9-44.7
Marital Status
Married 1048 371 34.5 31.0-38.2 172 18.7 15.9-21.9 505 46.8 43.0-50.6
Other 616 85 13.6 10.2-17.9 71 10.0 7.2-13.8 460 76.4 71.4-80.7
Income
15,999 or less 510 73 17.0 12.8-22.2 55 9.7 6.7-13.8 382 73.3 67.6-78.4
16,000-24,999 183 32 17.3 11.4-25.5 19 13.2 8.0-20.8 132 69.5 60.3-77.4
25,000-39,999 249 59 22.1 16.3-29.4 40 16.9 11.7-23.9 150 61.0 52.9-68.5
40,000 or more 559 260 43.0 38.0-48.1 107 22.1 18.2-26.7 192 34.9 30.2-39.9
WIC recipient
No 859 336 37.8 33.8-41.9 141 18.8 15.7-22.4 382 43.4 39.2-47.6
Yes 792 117 16.1 12.9-19.9 100 12.1 9.4-15.4 575 71.8 67.4-75.8
Medicaid recipient
No 825 328 37.2 33.3-41.4 141 19.2 16.1-22.8 356 43.6 39.4-47.8
Yes 839 128 16.6 13.4-20.4 102 12.0 9.3-15.3 609 71.4 67.0-75.4
Infant's birth weight
Under 1500 grams 322 92 26.0 22.0-30.6 37 11.5 8.7-15.1 193 62.5 57.5-67.2
1500 - 2499 grams 498 118 22.3 19.0-26.1 66 12.8 10.3-15.9 314 64.8 60.7-68.8
2500+ grams 844 246 27.5 24.7-30.6 140 16.0 13.7-18.6 458 56.5 53.1-59.8

#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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