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Folic acid specific knowledge: United States, 2008

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• In 2008, 84.0% of women ages 18-45 reported having heard of folic acid. 
• To better understand what women knew about folic acid, those who were aware of folic acid were asked what they recalled hearing or reading. 
• In 2008, 20.0% of women aware of folic acid mentioned that folic acid prevents birth defects. 
• In 2008, 11.0% of women aware of folic acid mentioned that folic acid should be taken before pregnancy. 


  • Nationally representative telephone surveys conducted by Gallup, targeting approximately 2000 English-speaking women ages 18-45 each year. Margin of error is +/- 3%.


  • March of Dimes Folic Acid Surveys, conducted by Gallup.
  • Retrieved January 20, 2019, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.