Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,615 107,556 45.7 43.3 - 48.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,202 65,695 54.4 50.9 - 57.9
Non-Hispanic Black 533 13,090 35.1 29.4 - 40.8
Non-Hispanic Other 232 10,250 55.0 46.6 - 63.4
Hispanic 648 18,520 31.6 27.1 - 36.1
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 175 4,296 25.5 16.5 - 34.4
20-24 years old 516 15,598 30.4 25.3 - 35.5
25-34 years old 1,349 60,470 50.1 46.7 - 53.4
35 years old or more 575 27,192 58.8 53.6 - 63.9
Education
Less than high school 452 14,450 29.9 24.3 - 35.5
High school graduate 701 22,829 36.6 32.0 - 41.2
More than high school 1,445 69,794 56.7 53.5 - 59.9
Marital Status
Married 1,561 79,209 56.0 52.9 - 59.1
Not Married 1,054 28,346 30.2 26.5 - 33.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,396 71,673 58.2 54.9 - 61.5
On Medicaid 1,218 35,883 32.0 28.6 - 35.3

*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.