Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2003

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,202 84,922 72.1 68.7 - 75.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 918 70,506 78.2 74.7 - 81.6
Non-Hispanic Black 126 4,653 41.0 28.9 - 53.0
Non-Hispanic Other 60 3,945 63.7 47.4 - 79.9
Hispanic 98 5,817 57.7 44.8 - 70.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 76 3,325 36.3 21.7 - 50.8
20-24 years old 202 11,937 56.5 47.7 - 65.3
25-34 years old 653 49,312 78.2 74.2 - 82.3
35 years old or more 271 20,347 83.1 77.1 - 89.1
Education
Less than high school 161 7,590 42.9 32.6 - 53.1
High school graduate 314 19,037 61.6 54.3 - 68.9
More than high school 709 56,746 84.7 81.4 - 88.0
Marital Status
Married 859 67,527 81.7 78.4 - 85.0
Not Married 343 17,394 49.5 42.4 - 56.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 847 66,591 82.3 79.0 - 85.6
On Medicaid 355 18,331 49.7 42.7 - 56.6

*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.