Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,600 107,703 45.1 42.6 - 47.6
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,167 58,466 50.2 46.6 - 53.8
Non-Hispanic Black 514 17,313 41.7 35.5 - 48.0
Non-Hispanic Other 252 11,763 52.1 44.1 - 60.1
Hispanic 667 20,162 34.6 30.0 - 39.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 172 6,444 32.3 22.8 - 41.7
20-24 years old 517 15,966 31.7 26.6 - 36.8
25-34 years old 1,356 59,747 47.8 44.5 - 51.2
35 years old or more 555 25,546 58.6 53.2 - 64.0
Education
Less than high school 457 14,922 32.2 26.5 - 37.9
High school graduate 680 23,200 35.5 30.8 - 40.3
More than high school 1,451 69,370 55.0 51.8 - 58.3
Marital Status
Married 1,510 73,227 54.4 51.2 - 57.5
Not Married 1,090 34,476 33.1 29.4 - 36.8
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,366 68,682 55.8 52.5 - 59.2
On Medicaid 1,234 39,021 33.7 30.2 - 37.2

*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.