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2002 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

FOLIC ACID

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Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
BEFORE PREGNANCY DURING PREGNANCY AFTER PREGNANCY
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 1334 946 72.9 69.9-75.8 363 25.6 22.8-28.6 25 1.5 0.9- 2.5
Age
< 20 years 145 52 39.6 29.9-50.2 86 56.3 45.8-66.3 7 4.1 1.5-10.7
20-24 years 329 192 59.7 53.0-66.1 127 38.3 32.0-45.0 10 2.0 0.8- 4.9
25-34 years 684 549 82.0 78.2-85.2 128 17.0 13.8-20.7 7 1.1 0.4- 2.6
35+ years 176 153 89.1 82.2-93.6 22 10.8 6.4-17.8 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
Race
White 962 728 77.1 73.7-80.1 213 21.3 18.4-24.6 21 1.6 0.9- 2.8
Black 319 186 61.2 53.7-68.2 131 38.0 31.1-45.5 2 0.8 0.1- 4.7
Other 53 32 53.3 37.3-68.7 19 43.2 28.2-59.6 2 3.5 0.6-17.8
Hispanic origin
Yes 138 84 65.1 55.1-74.0 46 31.8 23.2-41.7 8 3.1 1.1- 8.4
No 1196 862 73.9 70.7-76.9 317 24.8 21.9-28.0 17 1.3 0.7- 2.4
Education
< High School 253 121 49.9 42.5-57.2 121 47.7 40.4-55.1 11 2.4 1.0- 5.6
High School 365 216 64.3 57.7-70.3 138 32.5 26.6-38.9 11 3.2 1.5- 6.6
> High School 713 607 86.5 83.2-89.3 103 13.2 10.5-16.5 3 0.3 0.1- 1.4
Marital Status
Married 900 728 82.1 78.9-84.9 161 17.0 14.3-20.2 11 0.9 0.4- 1.9
Other 434 218 51.6 45.5-57.6 202 45.4 39.4-51.6 14 3.0 1.5- 5.9
Income
15,999 or less 355 189 54.8 48.2-61.3 155 42.8 36.4-49.4 11 2.4 1.1- 5.4
16,000-24,999 156 89 59.5 49.4-68.8 64 39.1 29.8-49.2 3 1.4 0.3- 6.8
25,000-39,999 185 132 70.5 61.6-78.1 51 29.3 21.8-38.2 2 0.2 0.1- 0.7
40,000 or more 521 472 91.6 88.2-94.0 48 8.1 5.7-11.4 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
WIC recipient
No 768 644 86.4 83.2-89.0 112 12.6 10.0-15.7 12 1.1 0.5- 2.4
Yes 553 293 53.6 48.4-58.8 248 44.3 39.1-49.5 12 2.1 1.0- 4.2
Medicaid recipient
No 705 604 86.9 83.6-89.6 98 12.6 9.9-15.8 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8
Yes 629 342 55.4 50.4-60.3 265 41.8 37.0-46.8 22 2.8 1.5- 4.9
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 579 383 64.2 60.2-68.0 181 33.0 29.3-36.9 15 2.9 1.7- 4.6
2500+ grams 755 563 73.6 70.3-76.7 182 25.0 22.0-28.3 10 1.4 0.7- 2.5

#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.

This page was generated on 23JUL04

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