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2004 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 1544 258 16.9 14.6-19.4 1286 83.1 80.6-85.4
Age
< 20 years 160 55 33.4 24.5-43.6 105 66.6 56.4-75.5
20-24 years 401 97 24.6 19.7-30.3 304 75.4 69.7-80.3
25-34 years 790 83 11.2 8.6-14.3 707 88.8 85.7-91.4
35+ years 193 23 8.4 4.6-14.7 170 91.6 85.3-95.4
Race
White 1066 125 12.4 10.1-15.1 941 87.6 84.9-89.9
Black 417 118 29.4 23.6-35.9 299 70.6 64.1-76.4
Other 61 15 31.1 18.8-46.9 46 68.9 53.1-81.2
Hispanic origin
Yes 177 28 16.6 11.1-24.2 149 83.4 75.8-88.9
No 1367 230 16.9 14.5-19.6 1137 83.1 80.4-85.5
Education
< High School 313 90 29.9 23.8-36.7 223 70.1 63.3-76.2
High School 438 95 19.1 14.8-24.2 343 80.9 75.8-85.2
> High School 790 72 9.4 7.2-12.2 718 90.6 87.8-92.8
Marital Status
Married 950 102 11.2 9.0-13.9 848 88.8 86.1-91.0
Other 594 156 25.7 21.3-30.6 438 74.3 69.4-78.7
Income
14,999 or less 462 130 29.1 24.0-34.8 332 70.9 65.2-76.0
15,000-24,999 241 47 19.6 14.0-26.7 194 80.4 73.3-86.0
25,000-49,999 311 32 9.1 5.9-13.8 279 90.9 86.2-94.1
50,000 or more 415 25 6.1 3.8- 9.6 390 93.9 90.4-96.2
WIC recipient
No 785 87 10.7 8.2-13.7 698 89.3 86.3-91.8
Yes 755 171 23.2 19.5-27.3 584 76.8 72.7-80.5
Medicaid recipient
No 707 59 7.7 5.7-10.5 648 92.3 89.5-94.3
Yes 837 199 24.2 20.7-28.2 638 75.8 71.8-79.3
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 691 126 19.8 17.0-23.0 565 80.2 77.0-83.0
2500+ grams 853 132 16.6 14.2-19.4 721 83.4 80.6-85.8

#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 02OCT06

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