Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2000

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,231 89,021 72.5 69.2 - 75.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 959 75,041 78.4 75.0 - 81.8
Non-Hispanic Black 131 5,979 54.7 42.2 - 67.2
Non-Hispanic Other 43 2,351 55.8 36.7 - 74.8
Hispanic 98 5,651 47.4 34.7 - 60.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 97 6,410 54.3 41.1 - 67.5
20-24 years old 204 13,522 57.3 48.6 - 66.0
25-34 years old 674 50,073 77.3 73.2 - 81.4
35 years old or more 256 19,016 84.2 78.4 - 89.9
Education
Less than high school 146 7,820 42.4 31.7 - 53.2
High school graduate 352 25,463 67.1 61.0 - 73.2
More than high school 718 55,125 84.6 81.2 - 88.0
Marital Status
Married 886 68,705 80.2 76.9 - 83.6
Not Married 345 20,317 54.7 47.5 - 61.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 917 70,340 79.2 75.8 - 82.6
On Medicaid 314 18,682 55.0 47.6 - 62.4

*Women were asked a multiple choice question on why experts recommend taking folic acid.

Detailed definition of indicator

Technical Notes

  • Respondents - The number of mothers who responded to this question.
  • Estimated Population Affected - Number of mothers/infants with characteristic or condition.