Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2008

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,119 58,610 50.6 46.9 - 54.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 774 47,087 57.9 53.6 - 62.1
Non-Hispanic Black 112 3,413 32.6 19.4 - 45.7
Non-Hispanic Other 74 3,401 47.3 32.9 - 61.6
Hispanic 159 4,710 28.0 19.2 - 36.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 52 1,298 23.7 8.3 - 39.1
20-24 years old 210 6,243 29.8 21.5 - 38.1
25-34 years old 624 35,160 53.2 48.3 - 58.1
35 years old or more 233 15,910 68.2 60.9 - 75.6
Education
Less than high school 143 4,035 25.0 15.7 - 34.2
High school graduate 239 9,682 38.3 30.3 - 46.2
More than high school 729 44,631 60.4 56.1 - 64.8
Marital Status
Married 733 47,903 62.4 58.1 - 66.7
Not Married 386 10,708 27.4 21.5 - 33.3
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 724 45,905 61.1 56.7 - 65.5
On Medicaid 395 12,706 31.2 25.2 - 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.

Note: NYC data are not available prior to 2004

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.