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2005 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 1014 186 18.3 15.4-21.6 828 81.7 78.4-84.6
Age
< 20 years 95 35 40.5 28.5-53.7 60 59.5 46.3-71.5
20-24 years 251 58 25.1 18.8-32.8 193 74.9 67.2-81.2
25-34 years 513 70 11.7 8.6-15.7 443 88.3 84.3-91.4
35+ years 155 23 14.7 8.8-23.5 132 85.3 76.5-91.2
Race
White 728 100 14.0 11.1-17.5 628 86.0 82.5-88.9
Black 246 76 33.1 25.4-42.0 170 66.9 58.0-74.6
Other 40 10 26.6 12.6-47.7 30 73.4 52.3-87.4
Hispanic origin
Yes 129 30 21.4 14.1-31.0 99 78.6 69.0-85.9
No 885 156 17.7 14.6-21.2 729 82.3 78.8-85.4
Education
< High School 197 64 30.6 23.2-39.1 133 69.4 60.9-76.8
High School 292 65 18.8 13.5-25.5 227 81.2 74.5-86.5
> High School 523 57 12.7 9.4-16.9 466 87.3 83.1-90.6
Marital Status
Married 645 73 9.3 6.9-12.4 572 90.7 87.6-93.1
Other 369 113 34.2 28.0-41.0 256 65.8 59.0-72.0
Income
14,999 or less 295 81 29.5 23.1-36.8 214 70.5 63.2-76.9
15,000-24,999 156 32 16.1 9.9-25.2 124 83.9 74.8-90.1
25,000-49,999 178 21 9.2 5.2-15.8 157 90.8 84.2-94.8
50,000 or more 293 16 5.7 3.2-10.0 277 94.3 90.0-96.8
WIC recipient
No 552 75 13.3 10.1-17.3 477 86.7 82.7-89.9
Yes 457 110 24.3 19.5-29.9 347 75.7 70.1-80.5
Medicaid recipient
No 469 50 9.4 6.7-13.2 419 90.6 86.8-93.3
Yes 545 136 26.0 21.5-31.2 409 74.0 68.8-78.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 459 97 23.2 19.5-27.4 362 76.8 72.6-80.5
2500+ grams 555 89 17.9 14.8-21.4 466 82.1 78.6-85.2

~Due to low response rates in the later part of the year, the 2005 PRAMS tables only comprise data for January through August births.

#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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