Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,369 55,418 47.8 44.5 - 51.1
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 355 20,228 65.9 60.0 - 71.9
Non-Hispanic Black 317 10,575 44.3 37.1 - 51.5
Non-Hispanic Other 226 10,383 52.3 44.3 - 60.3
Hispanic 471 14,231 34.3 29.1 - 39.6
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 75 2,682 36.8 23.6 - 50.1
20-24 years old 260 8,642 36.0 28.9 - 43.2
25-34 years old 717 30,867 50.1 45.5 - 54.6
35 years old or more 317 13,227 57.6 50.5 - 64.8
Education
Less than high school 268 8,902 34.1 27.2 - 41.1
High school graduate 338 13,896 46.0 39.5 - 52.5
More than high school 760 32,418 54.6 50.1 - 59.1
Marital Status
Married 746 35,823 56.1 51.7 - 60.5
Not Married 623 19,595 37.7 32.8 - 42.5
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 639 30,582 58.0 53.2 - 62.8
On Medicaid 727 24,792 39.3 34.9 - 43.7

*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.