NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2014 North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey Results

FOLIC ACID

Postpartum Multivitamin Usage

Demographic
Groups
Total
Respond.#
Daily Vitamin Does not Take Daily Vitamin
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
Total 977 599 62.3 58.6-65.8 378 37.7 34.2-41.4
Age
< 20 years 49 20 43.3 27.7-60.5 29 56.7 39.5-72.3
20-24 years 217 98 45.7 38.0-53.6 119 54.3 46.4-62.0
25-34 years 542 357 66.7 61.8-71.2 185 33.3 28.8-38.2
35+ years 169 124 78.6 71.0-84.7 45 21.4 15.3-29.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 512 341 66.4 61.5-71.0 171 33.6 29.0-38.5
Non-Hispanic Black 193 102 55.1 46.5-63.5 91 44.9 36.5-53.5
Non-Hispanic Other 59 36 58.1 42.5-72.2 23 41.9 27.8-57.5
Latina 192 108 59.8 51.5-67.6 84 40.2 32.4-48.5
Education
< High School 179 84 49.8 41.1-58.5 95 50.2 41.5-58.9
High School 193 97 48.3 40.0-56.6 96 51.7 43.4-60.0
> High School 604 417 71.1 66.7-75.1 187 28.9 24.9-33.3
Marital Status
Married 591 405 69.5 65.1-73.7 186 30.5 26.3-34.9
Other 386 194 51.0 44.9-57.1 192 49.0 42.9-55.1
WIC recipient
No 561 366 64.4 59.6-68.9 195 35.6 31.1-40.4
Yes 401 225 59.6 53.7-65.3 176 40.4 34.7-46.3
Medicaid recipient
No 597 404 69.8 65.4-73.9 193 30.2 26.1-34.6
Yes 380 195 51.5 45.5-57.5 185 48.5 42.5-54.5
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 342 188 52.7 47.3-58.1 154 47.3 41.9-52.7
2500+ grams 635 411 63.1 59.1-66.9 224 36.9 33.1-40.9

The overall weighted response rate in 2014 was 55%. It fell short of the 60% rate that PRAMS has regarded as the epidemiologically valid threshold.

*** 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.

This page was generated on 27JAN17

Contact Us | Site Map | DHHS Disclaimer