Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2002

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,225 55,694 46.2 42.6 - 49.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 922 47,770 52.0 47.9 - 56.0
Non-Hispanic Black 136 2,495 22.4 12.8 - 31.9
Non-Hispanic Other 47 2,287 52.0 33.3 - 70.8
Hispanic 120 3,142 24.1 14.3 - 33.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 69 878 10.5 1.8 - 19.3
20-24 years old 210 5,346 23.2 16.0 - 30.4
25-34 years old 686 35,646 54.5 49.8 - 59.3
35 years old or more 260 13,825 58.0 50.1 - 65.9
Education
Less than high school 141 3,232 18.0 9.5 - 26.5
High school graduate 350 12,545 36.1 29.7 - 42.6
More than high school 713 39,281 59.5 55.0 - 64.0
Marital Status
Married 903 49,598 56.0 51.9 - 60.1
Not Married 322 6,096 19.1 13.3 - 24.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 875 48,018 56.6 52.5 - 60.7
On Medicaid 350 7,676 21.5 15.8 - 27.3

*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.