Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2010

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 984 67,987 62.2 58.3 - 66.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 679 53,068 67.9 63.4 - 72.3
Non-Hispanic Black 95 4,577 46.2 32.8 - 59.5
Non-Hispanic Other 67 2,308 53.2 34.9 - 71.5
Hispanic 143 8,034 47.6 37.5 - 57.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 60 1,969 28.2 12.5 - 44.0
20-24 years old 175 8,706 41.2 31.8 - 50.6
25-34 years old 565 42,676 67.9 63.1 - 72.7
35 years old or more 184 14,635 79.8 72.6 - 86.9
Education
Less than high school 132 6,284 37.1 26.0 - 48.2
High school graduate 210 10,945 45.2 36.8 - 53.5
More than high school 640 50,738 74.8 70.6 - 79.0
Marital Status
Married 618 48,770 75.2 71.0 - 79.4
Not Married 366 19,216 43.2 36.7 - 49.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 594 46,612 72.5 68.0 - 77.1
On Medicaid 390 21,375 47.4 41.0 - 53.9

*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.