Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 985 65,896 59.5 55.5 - 63.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 678 50,178 64.7 60.1 - 69.3
Non-Hispanic Black 101 4,063 39.9 26.2 - 53.5
Non-Hispanic Other 65 2,967 54.2 37.4 - 71.0
Hispanic 141 8,689 49.8 39.0 - 60.5
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 80 2,656 26.5 13.9 - 39.2
20-24 years old 153 8,263 41.4 31.6 - 51.3
25-34 years old 552 39,472 63.5 58.4 - 68.6
35 years old or more 200 15,507 83.6 76.5 - 90.6
Education
Less than high school 154 4,727 25.9 16.7 - 35.1
High school graduate 196 10,388 42.6 33.4 - 51.8
More than high school 626 50,511 74.9 70.6 - 79.2
Marital Status
Married 621 49,225 70.9 66.4 - 75.5
Not Married 364 16,672 40.4 33.6 - 47.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 614 48,407 71.2 66.6 - 75.8
On Medicaid 371 17,489 41.0 34.3 - 47.7

*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.