Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,481 53,197 43.9 40.7 - 47.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 393 20,077 54.9 48.9 - 60.9
Non-Hispanic Black 405 11,927 40.5 33.8 - 47.1
Non-Hispanic Other 179 8,028 50.3 40.8 - 59.7
Hispanic 504 13,166 33.6 28.5 - 38.7
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 94 3,016 35.8 23.6 - 48.1
20-24 years old 318 10,350 36.0 29.2 - 42.8
25-34 years old 742 28,073 45.3 40.7 - 49.8
35 years old or more 327 11,758 53.4 46.3 - 60.5
Education
Less than high school 286 8,335 33.0 26.0 - 40.1
High school graduate 442 14,853 38.6 32.6 - 44.6
More than high school 749 30,009 52.7 48.3 - 57.2
Marital Status
Married 789 31,541 48.7 44.3 - 53.0
Not Married 692 21,656 38.4 33.6 - 43.2
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 654 27,689 53.6 48.9 - 58.4
On Medicaid 827 25,508 36.7 32.4 - 40.9

*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.