Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,145 97,699 46.3 43.7 - 48.9
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,038 61,788 58.1 54.4 - 61.7
Non-Hispanic Black 365 10,353 34.5 27.6 - 41.4
Non-Hispanic Other 250 10,130 41.8 34.1 - 49.4
Hispanic 492 15,428 30.6 25.7 - 35.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 102 3,173 29.1 18.1 - 40.1
20-24 years old 419 13,072 31.7 26.0 - 37.5
25-34 years old 1,158 55,747 48.3 44.8 - 51.9
35 years old or more 466 25,706 59.0 53.4 - 64.5
Education
Less than high school 366 11,040 28.5 22.6 - 34.3
High school graduate 489 18,700 37.8 32.3 - 43.2
More than high school 1,279 67,674 55.5 52.2 - 58.9
Marital Status
Married 1,286 72,402 56.6 53.3 - 60.0
Not Married 859 25,297 30.4 26.5 - 34.4
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,153 66,794 59.3 55.8 - 62.8
On Medicaid 992 30,906 31.4 27.7 - 35.1

*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.