Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,094 68,725 60.1 56.3 - 63.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 766 51,101 65.0 60.7 - 69.4
Non-Hispanic Black 108 5,651 47.9 33.6 - 62.1
Non-Hispanic Other 69 3,357 52.7 37.6 - 67.7
Hispanic 151 8,616 48.8 38.6 - 59.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 75 2,971 27.3 13.4 - 41.3
20-24 years old 194 9,057 42.5 33.5 - 51.5
25-34 years old 600 40,085 66.1 61.2 - 70.9
35 years old or more 225 16,613 77.1 70.0 - 84.3
Education
Less than high school 161 5,866 30.0 20.5 - 39.5
High school graduate 228 13,170 51.1 42.5 - 59.6
More than high school 697 49,651 72.4 68.1 - 76.7
Marital Status
Married 714 47,964 69.7 65.3 - 74.0
Not Married 380 20,761 45.6 39.0 - 52.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 704 49,984 71.8 67.4 - 76.1
On Medicaid 390 18,741 41.9 35.5 - 48.3

*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.