Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,156 77,345 67.9 64.4 - 71.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 805 62,120 76.1 72.4 - 79.8
Non-Hispanic Black 114 2,889 27.7 15.4 - 40.0
Non-Hispanic Other 64 3,927 72.5 58.2 - 86.8
Hispanic 173 8,410 50.9 41.3 - 60.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 78 3,217 37.4 22.5 - 52.2
20-24 years old 207 7,859 39.2 30.5 - 47.8
25-34 years old 623 45,864 75.0 70.6 - 79.3
35 years old or more 248 20,405 84.7 78.9 - 90.5
Education
Less than high school 167 6,601 38.6 28.7 - 48.6
High school graduate 241 13,755 55.9 47.8 - 64.0
More than high school 736 56,300 79.1 75.3 - 82.9
Marital Status
Married 784 61,500 79.0 75.4 - 82.6
Not Married 372 15,845 43.9 37.1 - 50.7
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 752 59,103 81.5 77.9 - 85.0
On Medicaid 404 18,242 44.1 37.7 - 50.4

*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.