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2015 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 899 438 51.7 47.8-55.7 461 48.3 44.3-52.2
Age
< 20 years 43 27 66.4 46.9-81.5 16 33.6 18.5-53.1
20-24 years 160 106 67.7 58.2-76.0 54 32.3 24.0-41.8
25-34 years 529 238 46.7 41.7-51.8 291 53.3 48.2-58.3
35+ years 167 67 44.3 35.6-53.3 100 55.7 46.7-64.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 486 215 46.0 40.8-51.3 271 54.0 48.7-59.2
Non-Hispanic Black 209 123 63.2 54.3-71.2 86 36.8 28.8-45.7
Non-Hispanic Other 63 27 46.7 32.6-61.3 36 53.3 38.7-67.4
Latina 125 66 59.2 48.9-68.8 59 40.8 31.2-51.1
Education
< High School 121 70 51.6 40.5-62.6 51 48.4 37.4-59.5
High School 168 114 70.3 61.4-77.9 54 29.7 22.1-38.6
> High School 604 250 44.8 40.1-49.6 354 55.2 50.4-59.9
Marital Status
Married 597 235 42.4 37.7-47.1 362 57.6 52.9-62.3
Other 302 203 68.1 61.2-74.3 99 31.9 25.7-38.8
WIC recipient
No 543 215 41.1 36.3-46.1 328 58.9 53.9-63.7
Yes 343 217 65.9 59.5-71.7 126 34.1 28.3-40.5
Medicaid recipient
No 557 204 39.9 35.2-44.8 353 60.1 55.2-64.8
Yes 342 234 68.4 62.0-74.2 108 31.6 25.8-38.0
Infant's birth weight
Under 2500 grams 322 158 52.1 46.6-57.5 164 47.9 42.5-53.4
2500+ grams 577 280 51.7 47.4-56.0 297 48.3 44.0-52.6

The overall weighted response rate in 2015 was 51%. It fell short of the 55% 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 26OCT17

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