Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2005

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,177 53,136 45.7 42.1 - 49.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 813 41,792 50.5 46.3 - 54.7
Non-Hispanic Black 122 3,234 29.3 17.2 - 41.4
Non-Hispanic Other 66 2,454 43.8 27.7 - 59.9
Hispanic 176 5,656 33.5 24.6 - 42.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 80 1,310 15.5 4.7 - 26.4
20-24 years old 208 5,113 25.0 17.4 - 32.5
25-34 years old 634 32,005 51.1 46.3 - 56.0
35 years old or more 255 14,707 59.3 51.7 - 66.9
Education
Less than high school 174 4,939 28.2 19.3 - 37.1
High school graduate 246 7,614 29.9 22.7 - 37.0
More than high school 744 40,147 55.8 51.3 - 60.3
Marital Status
Married 798 44,249 55.7 51.4 - 59.9
Not Married 379 8,887 24.2 18.5 - 29.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 763 42,169 57.0 52.6 - 61.4
On Medicaid 414 10,967 25.9 20.5 - 31.3

*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.