Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2000

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,252 54,388 43.6 40.1 - 47.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 967 45,917 47.6 43.7 - 51.6
Non-Hispanic Black 137 3,067 26.5 16.0 - 37.0
Non-Hispanic Other 44 2,323 54.9 35.7 - 74.2
Hispanic 104 3,081 24.8 14.4 - 35.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 99 2,236 18.9 8.8 - 29.0
20-24 years old 208 4,568 18.8 12.1 - 25.6
25-34 years old 682 32,868 50.2 45.5 - 54.9
35 years old or more 263 14,716 63.8 56.2 - 71.3
Education
Less than high school 152 4,019 21.4 12.7 - 30.0
High school graduate 362 13,909 35.9 29.8 - 42.0
More than high school 723 36,087 54.8 50.2 - 59.4
Marital Status
Married 892 44,696 51.8 47.8 - 55.9
Not Married 360 9,692 25.2 19.1 - 31.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 924 46,576 52.0 48.0 - 56.1
On Medicaid 328 7,813 22.2 16.3 - 28.2

*Women were asked how many times a week they took a multivitamin during the month before they became pregnant with their new baby.

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.