Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 2,374 107,061 46.6 44.1 - 49.2
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 1,048 60,063 54.5 50.7 - 58.3
Non-Hispanic Black 419 13,629 40.0 33.6 - 46.4
Non-Hispanic Other 292 13,510 53.3 46.1 - 60.5
Hispanic 615 19,860 33.1 28.4 - 37.8
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 153 4,431 25.7 16.9 - 34.5
20-24 years old 418 14,028 31.0 25.6 - 36.5
25-34 years old 1,286 65,121 51.8 48.4 - 55.3
35 years old or more 517 23,481 56.6 50.8 - 62.3
Education
Less than high school 425 14,341 31.8 26.2 - 37.5
High school graduate 539 21,208 38.2 33.0 - 43.4
More than high school 1,398 71,035 55.4 52.1 - 58.7
Marital Status
Married 1,386 77,042 56.9 53.6 - 60.2
Not Married 988 30,019 31.9 28.1 - 35.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 1,267 70,006 57.2 53.7 - 60.7
On Medicaid 1,104 37,011 34.5 30.9 - 38.1

*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.