Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 761 23,570 39.8 35.5 - 44.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 188 8,315 51.7 43.3 - 60.0
Non-Hispanic Black 222 6,238 41.8 32.9 - 50.7
Non-Hispanic Other 80 3,155 52.4 38.8 - 65.9
Hispanic 271 5,863 26.5 20.1 - 33.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 53 1,412 33.3 17.1 - 49.5
20-24 years old 156 3,961 31.3 22.4 - 40.2
25-34 years old 398 11,987 38.7 32.8 - 44.7
35 years old or more 154 6,210 55.0 45.0 - 65.0
Education
Less than high school 166 4,209 29.2 20.8 - 37.6
High school graduate 227 5,851 32.8 25.2 - 40.5
More than high school 367 13,389 50.0 43.6 - 56.4
Marital Status
Married 386 14,097 46.1 40.1 - 52.1
Not Married 375 9,473 33.2 27.0 - 39.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 327 12,755 53.6 46.8 - 60.5
On Medicaid 434 10,814 30.6 25.2 - 35.9

*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.