Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,508 51,811 44.1 40.9 - 47.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 394 20,108 55.8 49.9 - 61.8
Non-Hispanic Black 422 10,522 38.5 32.2 - 44.7
Non-Hispanic Other 180 7,720 54.9 45.4 - 64.3
Hispanic 512 13,461 33.5 28.6 - 38.4
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 97 2,698 33.3 21.0 - 45.7
20-24 years old 309 8,589 33.5 27.0 - 40.0
25-34 years old 763 27,887 45.5 41.2 - 49.9
35 years old or more 339 12,637 55.9 49.1 - 62.7
Education
Less than high school 288 7,528 29.9 23.2 - 36.5
High school graduate 457 13,469 37.7 32.1 - 43.3
More than high school 757 30,578 54.4 50.0 - 58.7
Marital Status
Married 835 35,003 53.7 49.5 - 57.9
Not Married 673 16,809 32.1 27.6 - 36.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 682 27,656 54.9 50.2 - 59.6
On Medicaid 825 24,156 35.9 31.9 - 40.0

*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.