Women Ages 18-44 Who Do Not Know That Taking Folic Acid Prevents Birth Defects
Numerator: Female respondents ages 18-44 who do not know that women should take 400 micrograms of the vitamin folic acid to prevent birth defects
Denominator: Among female respondents ages 18-44, excluding unknowns and refused

Subpopulation Number of Respondents at Risk (n) Weighted Percent of Subpopulation at Risk (%) 95% Confidence Interval
Total 580 59.8 56.2-63.3
       
Age Group      
18-24 99 59.1 50.3-67.9
25-34 199 53.4 48.0-58.9
35-44 273 64.9 59.7-70.1
       
Race/Ethnicity      
White, Non-Hispanic 466 57.3 53.4-61.2
Black, Non-Hispanic 27 60.6 43.8-77.5
Hispanic 69 74.5 65.1-83.9
Other 16 82.5 65.9-99.1
       
Education      
< High School Graduate 56 81.9 72.4-91.4
High School Graduate 210 75.6 70.3-81.0
Some College 174 52.9 46.9-59.0
College Graduate 140 45.1 38.6-51.7
       
Household Income      
$0-$9,999 25 68.8 50.3-87.3
$10,000-$19,999 65 67.6 56.7-78.6
$20,000-$34,999 169 62.9 55.8-70.0
$35,000-$49,999 95 55.5 47.2-63.8
$50,000+ 99 44.9 37.8-51.9
       
Employment      
Employed for Wages 414 59.0 54.9-63.0
Self-Employed 41 53.0 37.0-69.0
Not Employed for Wages 122 64.8 57.5-72.0
Retired 3 100.0 -
       
Marital Status      
Married 319 56.4 51.9-60.8
Divorced/Separated 109 65.1 56.6-73.5
Widowed 7 100.0 -
Never Married/Unmarried Couple 143 65.9 58.8-73.0
       
Other      
Pregnant 16 36.1 21.1-51.0
Any child in home 324 58.1 53.6-62.7
       
Population Density      
Mixed 193 59.6 53.4-65.8
Rural 101 69.2 61.1-77.3
Urban 283 56.6 51.6-61.6