Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,089 72,776 62.8 59.1 - 66.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 795 59,670 71.3 67.3 - 75.3
Non-Hispanic Black 110 3,836 38.6 24.9 - 52.3
Non-Hispanic Other 52 2,811 61.5 43.3 - 79.6
Hispanic 132 6,457 36.7 26.4 - 47.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 73 2,412 29.6 13.8 - 45.3
20-24 years old 202 9,510 38.1 29.6 - 46.6
25-34 years old 577 41,685 70.5 65.7 - 75.4
35 years old or more 237 19,169 81.4 75.2 - 87.6
Education
Less than high school 158 7,516 34.2 24.4 - 44.0
High school graduate 241 14,000 52.8 44.8 - 60.9
More than high school 679 50,388 76.2 72.1 - 80.3
Marital Status
Married 717 56,631 75.5 71.5 - 79.5
Not Married 372 16,144 39.6 32.9 - 46.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 705 55,020 76.9 72.9 - 80.9
On Medicaid 384 17,756 40.1 33.7 - 46.6

*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.