Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2012

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,369 61,669 59.0 54.7 - 63.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 706 45,050 64.0 59.2 - 68.9
Non-Hispanic Black 252 4,576 43.8 26.3 - 61.4
Non-Hispanic Other 102 3,846 50.1 33.9 - 66.4
Hispanic 309 8,197 50.9 39.9 - 61.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 506 1,043 13.6 5.7 - 21.4
20-24 years old 148 6,729 36.6 26.5 - 46.7
25-34 years old 500 36,726 66.3 60.6 - 72.0
35 years old or more 215 17,172 74.3 65.8 - 82.8
Education
Less than high school 376 5,635 31.5 20.7 - 42.2
High school graduate 302 7,364 35.6 26.2 - 45.0
More than high school 683 48,023 73.5 68.9 - 78.2
Marital Status
Married 600 43,115 70.2 65.1 - 75.3
Not Married 769 18,554 43.0 36.0 - 50.0
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 659 43,681 71.4 66.5 - 76.4
On Medicaid 710 17,988 41.4 34.5 - 48.3

*Women were asked a multiple choice question on why experts recommend taking folic acid.

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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.