Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,091 72,700 64.4 60.7 - 68.0
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 760 57,775 72.7 68.7 - 76.6
Non-Hispanic Black 107 3,838 37.8 24.2 - 51.4
Non-Hispanic Other 75 4,407 60.0 45.8 - 74.2
Hispanic 149 6,681 41.8 31.8 - 51.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 50 697 13.6 1.8 - 25.4
20-24 years old 202 6,941 34.4 25.8 - 43.0
25-34 years old 609 45,793 70.8 66.2 - 75.4
35 years old or more 230 19,269 83.8 77.9 - 89.7
Education
Less than high school 134 4,174 27.7 17.7 - 37.6
High school graduate 231 10,543 43.5 35.2 - 51.7
More than high school 719 57,738 78.7 75.0 - 82.5
Marital Status
Married 723 58,692 77.1 73.3 - 80.9
Not Married 368 14,009 38.0 31.5 - 44.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 685 56,127 78.1 74.2 - 81.9
On Medicaid 406 16,574 40.3 34.1 - 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.