Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2004

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,076 55,394 46.9 43.1 - 50.7
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 841 45,610 49.9 45.6 - 54.1
Non-Hispanic Black 92 2,495 29.7 16.6 - 42.8
Non-Hispanic Other 52 2,389 48.8 29.9 - 67.7
Hispanic 91 4,901 36.9 24.0 - 49.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 68 2,755 31.8 18.0 - 45.7
20-24 years old 173 4,958 22.6 14.6 - 30.7
25-34 years old 591 31,379 49.9 44.8 - 55.0
35 years old or more 244 16,302 66.1 58.3 - 73.9
Education
Less than high school 145 5,216 27.3 17.7 - 36.9
High school graduate 253 10,924 36.1 28.8 - 43.4
More than high school 671 38,705 57.6 52.9 - 62.3
Marital Status
Married 745 43,249 54.8 50.3 - 59.3
Not Married 331 12,145 31.1 24.5 - 37.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 738 42,615 55.6 51.1 - 60.2
On Medicaid 338 12,780 30.8 24.4 - 37.2

*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.