Women’s intake of folate* and calcium** (percent of women), by race/ethnicity, 1999-2002 (vertical bar chart): Non-Hispanic White: calcium, 22.8%; folate, 79.4%. Non-Hispanic Black: calcium, 9.9%; folate, 47.2%. Hispanic: calcium, 16.4%; folate, 67.3%. Other races:*** calcium, 10.2%; folate, 74.1%.

*Red blood cell folate level of at least 220 ng/ml.

**At least 1000 mg/day for women aged 19-50 and at least 1200 mg/day for women aged 51 and older, excluding supplements.

***Includes Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and persons of more than one race.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.