Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,026 39,089 41.1 37.3 - 44.8
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 264 14,701 58.6 51.3 - 65.9
Non-Hispanic Black 253 6,940 35.6 27.7 - 43.4
Non-Hispanic Other 176 6,730 39.4 30.5 - 48.4
Hispanic 333 10,718 32.0 25.9 - 38.0
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 50 1,875 34.6 18.9 - 50.2
20-24 years old 209 6,830 33.8 25.8 - 41.8
25-34 years old 534 20,588 41.8 36.6 - 47.0
35 years old or more 233 9,796 48.3 40.2 - 56.5
Education
Less than high school 223 7,005 31.0 23.5 - 38.4
High school graduate 250 9,018 37.3 29.8 - 44.7
More than high school 550 23,043 48.0 42.8 - 53.3
Marital Status
Married 553 24,499 48.0 42.8 - 53.2
Not Married 473 14,590 33.0 27.7 - 38.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 455 21,175 53.4 47.6 - 59.1
On Medicaid 571 17,914 32.3 27.5 - 37.0

*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.