Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,057 78,648 68.1 64.4 - 71.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 832 66,148 73.0 69.2 - 76.9
Non-Hispanic Black 89 3,927 51.4 37.1 - 65.8
Non-Hispanic Other 52 3,496 71.4 54.4 - 88.4
Hispanic 84 5,078 40.9 27.4 - 54.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 65 3,906 47.5 32.4 - 62.5
20-24 years old 165 10,767 52.1 42.3 - 61.9
25-34 years old 584 44,012 71.0 66.2 - 75.9
35 years old or more 243 19,963 80.9 73.9 - 88.0
Education
Less than high school 137 7,992 44.0 32.7 - 55.2
High school graduate 250 15,818 53.1 45.5 - 60.8
More than high school 663 54,309 82.2 78.5 - 85.9
Marital Status
Married 736 59,900 77.3 73.4 - 81.2
Not Married 321 18,749 49.3 42.0 - 56.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 729 58,067 77.2 73.2 - 81.2
On Medicaid 328 20,581 51.1 44.0 - 58.1

*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.