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2011 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

FOLIC ACID

Multivitamin Consumption One Month Prior to Pregnancy (a pill that contains many different vitamins and minerals).

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
Did Not Take Daily Multivitamin Took Daily Multivitamin
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 958 662 70.8 67.5-74.0 296 29.2 26.0-32.5
Age
< 20 years 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 238 202 84.2 77.8-89.0 36 15.8 11.0-22.2
25-34 years 504 313 63.4 58.5-68.0 191 36.6 32.0-41.5
35+ years 145 89 63.0 53.5-71.5 56 37.0 28.5-46.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 525 329 65.3 60.6-69.7 196 34.7 30.3-39.4
Non-Hispanic Black 244 195 81.9 75.3-87.1 49 18.1 12.9-24.7
Non-Hispanic Other 54 36 61.7 45.4-75.7 18 38.3 24.3-54.6
Latina 124 97 80.4 71.8-86.9 27 19.6 13.1-28.2
Education
< High School 175 144 83.9 76.6-89.3 31 16.1 10.7-23.4
High School 193 157 83.9 76.9-89.1 36 16.1 10.9-23.1
> High School 589 360 61.5 56.9-65.9 229 38.5 34.1-43.1
Marital Status
Married 559 324 59.6 55.0-64.1 235 40.4 35.9-45.0
Other 398 337 86.7 82.3-90.1 61 13.3 9.9-17.7
WIC recipient
No 467 256 55.8 50.6-60.8 211 44.2 39.2-49.4
Yes 485 402 84.8 80.7-88.1 83 15.2 11.9-19.3
Medicaid recipient
No 407 209 53.0 47.5-58.5 198 47.0 41.5-52.5
Yes 551 453 83.8 79.9-87.1 98 16.2 12.9-20.1
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 328 229 71.8 66.8-76.4 99 28.2 23.6-33.2
2500+ grams 630 433 70.8 67.1-74.2 197 29.2 25.8-32.9

~Low participation was a substantial problem for NC PRAMS in 2011.The overall weighted response rate was 54%.

*** This estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards

#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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