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2014 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 977 530 55.2 51.5-58.8 447 44.8 41.2-48.5
Age
< 20 years 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
20-24 years 217 161 75.3 68.0-81.4 56 24.7 18.6-32.0
25-34 years 542 252 47.1 42.2-52.1 290 52.9 47.9-57.8
35+ years 169 74 42.1 33.8-50.8 95 57.9 49.2-66.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 512 237 49.0 44.1-54.0 275 51.0 46.0-55.9
Non-Hispanic Black 193 130 65.4 56.8-73.0 63 34.6 27.0-43.2
Non-Hispanic Other 59 28 47.6 32.8-62.9 31 52.4 37.1-67.2
Latina 192 123 63.7 55.3-71.3 69 36.3 28.7-44.7
Education
< High School 179 134 76.6 68.5-83.2 45 23.4 16.8-31.5
High School 193 136 68.7 60.5-75.9 57 31.3 24.1-39.5
> High School 604 260 43.9 39.4-48.6 344 56.1 51.4-60.6
Marital Status
Married 591 248 43.1 38.6-47.8 343 56.9 52.2-61.4
Other 386 282 73.8 68.1-78.8 104 26.2 21.2-31.9
WIC recipient
No 561 256 47.4 42.6-52.2 305 52.6 47.8-57.4
Yes 401 265 65.8 60.0-71.2 136 34.2 28.8-40.0
Medicaid recipient
No 597 255 43.6 39.0-48.2 342 56.4 51.8-61.0
Yes 380 275 71.7 66.0-76.8 105 28.3 23.2-34.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 342 194 59.8 54.5-64.9 148 40.2 35.1-45.5
2500+ grams 635 336 54.8 50.8-58.7 299 45.2 41.3-49.2

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

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