Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2001

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,257 55,685 45.9 42.5 - 49.4
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 967 48,166 51.2 47.3 - 55.1
Non-Hispanic Black 114 2,488 24.9 14.3 - 35.6
Non-Hispanic Other 53 1,914 46.6 28.0 - 65.1
Hispanic 123 3,117 23.6 14.4 - 32.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 102 2,279 21.7 11.2 - 32.1
20-24 years old 205 5,621 26.3 18.9 - 33.8
25-34 years old 687 33,931 51.6 47.0 - 56.3
35 years old or more 263 13,854 58.4 50.8 - 65.9
Education
Less than high school 173 3,551 21.0 12.9 - 29.1
High school graduate 357 12,892 34.4 28.2 - 40.6
More than high school 707 38,832 59.3 54.8 - 63.7
Marital Status
Married 927 48,547 55.0 51.0 - 58.9
Not Married 330 7,138 21.6 15.8 - 27.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 915 47,633 54.4 50.4 - 58.4
On Medicaid 342 8,053 23.9 18.0 - 29.7

*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.