Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2003

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,232 57,127 47.0 43.5 - 50.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 932 49,470 53.7 49.7 - 57.7
Non-Hispanic Black 132 2,815 23.8 14.2 - 33.4
Non-Hispanic Other 60 2,165 34.9 19.4 - 50.4
Hispanic 108 2,677 23.7 13.8 - 33.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 79 1,693 17.9 6.9 - 29.0
20-24 years old 213 4,957 22.0 15.1 - 29.0
25-34 years old 665 34,416 53.3 48.5 - 58.1
35 years old or more 275 16,061 64.4 57.1 - 71.7
Education
Less than high school 169 3,916 20.8 12.8 - 28.8
High school graduate 330 12,249 37.1 30.2 - 44.0
More than high school 714 39,945 59.3 54.9 - 63.8
Marital Status
Married 872 49,138 58.4 54.2 - 62.5
Not Married 360 7,989 21.5 16.0 - 26.9
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 861 48,452 58.7 54.6 - 62.8
On Medicaid 371 8,676 22.3 16.8 - 27.9

*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.