Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2011

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,028 56,398 52.0 48.1 - 55.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 695 42,523 58.5 53.9 - 63.1
Non-Hispanic Black 99 2,433 25.3 12.8 - 37.9
Non-Hispanic Other 98 5,624 54.9 42.1 - 67.8
Hispanic 136 5,818 36.5 26.3 - 46.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 60 2,000 24.4 11.1 - 37.7
20-24 years old 177 6,433 31.8 23.1 - 40.5
25-34 years old 577 32,790 56.0 50.8 - 61.2
35 years old or more 214 15,176 70.5 62.6 - 78.4
Education
Less than high school 160 3,205 15.6 8.4 - 22.9
High school graduate 196 7,667 36.8 28.1 - 45.6
More than high school 667 45,509 68.3 63.9 - 72.8
Marital Status
Married 649 42,375 62.8 58.1 - 67.6
Not Married 379 14,023 34.2 27.9 - 40.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 628 41,697 65.1 60.3 - 69.9
On Medicaid 400 14,702 33.1 27.2 - 39.0

*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.