Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2007

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,119 54,506 46.4 42.6 - 50.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 774 38,389 48.0 43.6 - 52.5
Non-Hispanic Black 109 5,386 44.9 30.8 - 59.0
Non-Hispanic Other 73 3,735 56.5 41.8 - 71.2
Hispanic 163 6,997 36.7 27.2 - 46.3
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 78 3,428 29.7 16.1 - 43.3
20-24 years old 199 5,616 26.0 18.3 - 33.7
25-34 years old 614 31,674 50.4 45.4 - 55.4
35 years old or more 228 13,788 63.9 55.8 - 72.0
Education
Less than high school 171 6,587 31.3 22.0 - 40.5
High school graduate 238 8,347 31.1 23.4 - 38.9
More than high school 702 39,361 56.9 52.2 - 61.6
Marital Status
Married 721 41,686 59.7 55.1 - 64.2
Not Married 398 12,820 26.9 21.1 - 32.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 712 40,993 57.5 52.8 - 62.1
On Medicaid 407 13,513 29.2 23.4 - 35.0

*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.