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2002 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 some birth defects?

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
NO YES
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1539 215 12.8 10.9-15.1 1324 87.2 84.9-89.1
Age
< 20 years 199 55 22.5 15.9-30.9 144 77.5 69.1-84.1
20-24 years 402 76 18.4 14.1-23.6 326 81.6 76.4-85.9
25-34 years 749 70 9.0 6.8-11.9 679 91.0 88.1-93.2
35+ years 189 14 6.6 3.3-12.8 175 93.4 87.2-96.7
Race
White 1058 101 9.2 7.3-11.5 957 90.8 88.5-92.7
Black 408 92 20.8 15.8-26.8 316 79.2 73.2-84.2
Other 73 22 30.5 19.3-44.6 51 69.5 55.4-80.7
Hispanic origin
Yes 163 26 14.2 8.9-21.9 137 85.8 78.1-91.1
No 1376 189 12.6 10.6-15.0 1187 87.4 85.0-89.4
Education
< High School 345 97 23.7 18.6-29.6 248 76.3 70.4-81.4
High School 439 78 17.7 13.5-22.8 361 82.3 77.2-86.5
> High School 752 40 4.8 3.3- 7.0 712 95.2 93.0-96.7
Marital Status
Married 975 80 8.9 6.9-11.3 895 91.1 88.7-93.1
Other 564 135 20.8 16.8-25.6 429 79.2 74.4-83.2
Income
15,999 or less 457 109 21.2 16.7-26.5 348 78.8 73.5-83.3
16,000-24,999 173 17 12.1 7.0-19.9 156 87.9 80.1-93.0
25,000-39,999 206 22 11.0 6.6-17.6 184 89.0 82.4-93.4
40,000 or more 549 29 5.9 3.9- 8.8 520 94.1 91.2-96.1
WIC recipient
No 835 71 8.3 6.3-10.9 764 91.7 89.1-93.7
Yes 691 143 18.7 15.3-22.7 548 81.3 77.3-84.7
Medicaid recipient
No 755 53 7.2 5.2- 9.8 702 92.8 90.2-94.8
Yes 784 162 19.0 15.7-22.8 622 81.0 77.2-84.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 693 116 18.1 15.4-21.2 577 81.9 78.8-84.6
2500+ grams 846 99 12.3 10.2-14.8 747 87.7 85.2-89.8

#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.

This page was generated on 23JUL04

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