Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,194 87,071 44.9 42.2 - 47.5
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,087 55,466 52.4 48.7 - 56.1
Non-Hispanic Black 392 10,521 37.7 30.9 - 44.5
Non-Hispanic Other 184 6,815 46.7 37.1 - 56.4
Hispanic 531 14,269 31.3 26.4 - 36.2
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 149 2,850 21.2 12.4 - 29.9
20-24 years old 419 10,709 28.4 22.9 - 33.8
25-34 years old 1,144 49,526 48.6 44.9 - 52.2
35 years old or more 482 23,986 58.7 53.1 - 64.3
Education
Less than high school 371 9,718 29.2 23.1 - 35.3
High school graduate 579 17,381 33.8 28.8 - 38.7
More than high school 1,227 59,353 55.1 51.6 - 58.6
Marital Status
Married 1,354 67,271 54.3 51.0 - 57.7
Not Married 840 19,800 28.2 24.3 - 32.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,196 59,314 56.0 52.4 - 59.5
On Medicaid 998 27,757 31.5 27.9 - 35.2

*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.