Multivitamin* use before pregnancy

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Report

New York State excluding New York City, 2009

Maternal Characteristics Respondents Estimated Population Affected Prevalence (%) 95% C.I.
Total 1,005 51,643 45.4 41.5 - 49.3
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 693 39,834 50.1 45.4 - 54.8
Non-Hispanic Black 102 3,054 29.9 17.2 - 42.6
Non-Hispanic Other 66 3,126 57.0 40.5 - 73.5
Hispanic 144 5,629 30.4 20.9 - 39.9
Maternal Age
Less than 20 years old 78 1,749 17.6 6.2 - 28.9
20-24 years old 158 5,386 25.4 17.1 - 33.7
25-34 years old 569 34,253 53.5 48.3 - 58.7
35 years old or more 200 10,255 55.3 45.9 - 64.7
Education
Less than high school 157 5,440 28.6 19.2 - 38.1
High school graduate 201 7,312 28.9 20.7 - 37.2
More than high school 638 38,617 56.1 51.2 - 60.9
Marital Status
Married 640 41,219 57.6 52.8 - 62.4
Not Married 365 10,424 24.7 18.9 - 30.6
Medicaid Status
Not on Medicaid 628 39,424 56.6 51.7 - 61.5
On Medicaid 377 12,219 27.7 21.8 - 33.7

*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.