Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,017 33,935 43.7 39.8 - 47.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 274 13,675 59.1 51.9 - 66.4
Non-Hispanic Black 270 7,287 43.1 35.4 - 50.9
Non-Hispanic Other 118 4,361 48.6 36.6 - 60.5
Hispanic 355 8,613 30.0 24.2 - 35.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 69 1,540 30.6 16.5 - 44.8
20-24 years old 211 5,595 32.4 24.6 - 40.2
25-34 years old 510 17,521 44.5 39.1 - 49.9
35 years old or more 227 9,280 57.8 49.5 - 66.0
Education
Less than high school 197 4,779 30.4 22.2 - 38.6
High school graduate 333 9,767 37.6 30.9 - 44.4
More than high school 483 19,206 53.6 48.1 - 59.1
Marital Status
Married 556 23,022 52.0 46.8 - 57.2
Not Married 461 10,913 32.7 27.2 - 38.1
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 433 17,146 53.5 47.6 - 59.4
On Medicaid 584 16,790 36.8 31.8 - 41.7

*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.