Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,837 78,964 44.6 41.7 - 47.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,029 53,925 50.1 46.3 - 53.9
Non-Hispanic Black 314 8,732 37.4 30.0 - 44.9
Non-Hispanic Other 132 5,543 50.8 39.4 - 62.1
Hispanic 362 10,764 30.4 24.1 - 36.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 121 4,167 32.3 21.6 - 43.0
20-24 years old 329 8,920 25.8 19.8 - 31.9
25-34 years old 989 43,365 46.2 42.3 - 50.2
35 years old or more 398 22,512 62.6 56.4 - 68.8
Education
Less than high school 311 9,425 28.1 21.6 - 34.7
High school graduate 480 16,774 34.9 29.5 - 40.3
More than high school 1,038 52,095 55.4 51.6 - 59.2
Marital Status
Married 1,131 57,346 52.4 48.7 - 56.0
Not Married 706 21,618 31.9 27.3 - 36.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,065 55,370 55.2 51.4 - 59.0
On Medicaid 772 23,594 30.7 26.5 - 34.9

*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.