Had knowledge of folic acid* importance

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2013

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,200 61,512 57.9 53.8 - 62.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 652 45,580 64.1 59.2 - 69.0
Non-Hispanic Black 228 4,100 36.0 22.4 - 49.6
Non-Hispanic Other 96 3,744 52.3 37.2 - 67.5
Hispanic 224 8,088 49.0 38.0 - 60.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 366 2,754 52.1 37.1 - 67.0
20-24 years old 164 9,264 41.7 32.0 - 51.4
25-34 years old 480 33,711 58.4 52.8 - 64.1
35 years old or more 190 15,782 75.2 67.1 - 83.3
Education
Less than high school 321 7,178 43.9 32.8 - 54.9
High school graduate 279 12,121 47.9 38.7 - 57.1
More than high school 595 41,973 65.3 60.3 - 70.4
Marital Status
Married 546 43,774 69.7 64.9 - 74.5
Not Married 654 17,738 40.9 34.0 - 47.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 589 41,545 68.3 63.2 - 73.4
On Medicaid 611 19,966 44.0 37.3 - 50.7

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

Note: NYC data are not available.

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.