Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2001

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,230 86,631 72.9 69.7 - 76.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 955 72,538 78.1 74.8 - 81.4
Non-Hispanic Black 109 5,642 58.9 46.2 - 71.5
Non-Hispanic Other 52 3,296 80.4 66.0 - 94.8
Hispanic 114 5,155 41.9 30.7 - 53.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 96 4,565 46.9 33.7 - 60.1
20-24 years old 199 12,478 59.5 50.9 - 68.2
25-34 years old 674 50,652 78.4 74.4 - 82.3
35 years old or more 261 18,936 80.4 74.2 - 86.6
Education
Less than high school 161 5,808 37.2 27.2 - 47.3
High school graduate 345 22,933 62.8 56.3 - 69.2
More than high school 704 56,734 86.8 83.8 - 89.9
Marital Status
Married 913 69,555 80.2 77.0 - 83.4
Not Married 317 17,076 53.1 45.9 - 60.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 905 71,175 82.0 78.8 - 85.1
On Medicaid 325 15,457 48.3 41.1 - 55.4

*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.