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Topic: Folic acid awareness
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Folic acid awareness: United States, 1995-2008

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• One step toward our goal of reducing the occurrence of neural tube defects is to improve women's awareness of folic acid. 
• In 2008, 84.0% of women ages 18-45 reported having heard of folic acid. 
• This is an increase from 52% in 1995. 


  • Nationally representative telephone surveys conducted by Gallup, targeting approximately 2000 English-speaking women ages 18-45 each year. Margin of error is +/- 3%.
  • Survey not conducted in 1996 and 1999.


  • March of Dimes Folic Acid Surveys, conducted by Gallup.
  • Retrieved December 17, 2018, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.