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2008 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 1371 230 16.9 14.7-19.3 1141 83.1 80.7-85.3
Age
< 20 years 149 55 36.5 28.0-46.0 94 63.5 54.0-72.0
20-24 years 322 82 25.8 20.6-31.7 240 74.2 68.3-79.4
25-34 years 689 80 11.5 9.1-14.6 609 88.5 85.4-90.9
35+ years 211 13 5.3 2.8- 9.8 198 94.7 90.2-97.2
Race
White 971 111 11.8 9.7-14.4 860 88.2 85.6-90.3
Black 332 106 32.8 27.0-39.1 226 67.2 60.9-73.0
Other 68 13 21.9 12.4-35.8 55 78.1 64.2-87.6
Hispanic origin
Yes 191 20 11.2 6.9-17.5 171 88.8 82.5-93.1
No 1179 210 17.9 15.5-20.6 969 82.1 79.4-84.5
Education
< High School 271 76 26.2 20.6-32.6 195 73.8 67.4-79.4
High School 373 92 24.2 19.5-29.6 281 75.8 70.4-80.5
> High School 723 62 8.7 6.6-11.3 661 91.3 88.7-93.4
Marital Status
Married 832 77 10.1 8.0-12.8 755 89.9 87.2-92.0
Other 539 153 26.6 22.5-31.1 386 73.4 68.9-77.5
Income
14,999 or less 382 110 29.0 23.9-34.7 272 71.0 65.3-76.1
15,000-24,999 174 37 19.5 13.7-27.1 137 80.5 72.9-86.3
25,000-49,999 264 24 8.4 5.3-13.1 240 91.6 86.9-94.7
50,000 or more 442 27 6.7 4.5- 9.9 415 93.3 90.1-95.5
WIC recipient
No 743 75 10.1 7.9-12.9 668 89.9 87.1-92.1
Yes 624 154 24.1 20.5-28.2 470 75.9 71.8-79.5
Medicaid recipient
No 638 50 7.8 5.8-10.5 588 92.2 89.5-94.2
Yes 733 180 24.3 20.9-28.1 553 75.7 71.9-79.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 449 91 22.0 18.3-26.1 358 78.0 73.9-81.7
2500+ grams 922 139 16.4 14.1-19.0 783 83.6 81.0-85.9

#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 20MAY10

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