Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2002

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,201 85,398 72.3 68.9 - 75.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 907 71,448 78.8 75.3 - 82.3
Non-Hispanic Black 127 4,383 42.2 29.8 - 54.5
Non-Hispanic Other 48 3,242 73.6 56.7 - 90.5
Hispanic 119 6,325 49.7 37.9 - 61.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 67 2,292 28.2 14.7 - 41.7
20-24 years old 204 11,836 52.3 43.5 - 61.1
25-34 years old 675 51,852 80.6 76.8 - 84.5
35 years old or more 255 19,417 83.9 77.6 - 90.2
Education
Less than high school 135 5,754 33.5 22.8 - 44.2
High school graduate 340 21,749 64.3 57.8 - 70.8
More than high school 706 56,739 86.7 83.6 - 89.8
Marital Status
Married 890 70,705 80.9 77.5 - 84.3
Not Married 311 14,693 47.7 40.2 - 55.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 862 68,664 82.4 79.1 - 85.7
On Medicaid 339 16,734 48.0 40.9 - 55.2

*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.