Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2006

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,107 55,744 47.4 43.6 - 51.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 808 45,587 53.8 49.5 - 58.1
Non-Hispanic Black 111 2,567 25.8 13.5 - 38.0
Non-Hispanic Other 52 2,531 55.3 37.1 - 73.6
Hispanic 136 5,059 27.4 18.3 - 36.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 78 1,598 18.2 5.6 - 30.8
20-24 years old 207 7,008 27.3 19.5 - 35.0
25-34 years old 586 32,583 54.7 49.5 - 59.9
35 years old or more 236 14,555 61.5 53.8 - 69.2
Education
Less than high school 164 6,922 29.9 20.8 - 39.0
High school graduate 244 9,360 35.2 27.6 - 42.8
More than high school 688 39,216 58.7 54.1 - 63.3
Marital Status
Married 726 44,207 58.0 53.5 - 62.5
Not Married 381 11,538 27.8 21.8 - 33.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 714 44,017 60.5 56.0 - 65.0
On Medicaid 393 11,727 26.1 20.4 - 31.8

*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.